Dr. C. Matthew Phillips Department of History, Geography, and Criminal Justice
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
M.A., Mississippi State University
B.A., Mississippi College
- World Civilization I
- World Civilization II
- Europe Since 1914
- Renaissance and Reformation
- Early and Medieval Christianity
- History of Russia
Visit Dr. Phillips' Historia et Memoria blog at wp.cune.edu/matthewphillips/ Phillip's research interests include medieval monasticism, the crusades, and Luther’s theology of the cross. Recent presentations include: “Crux a cruciatu dicitur: Preaching Self-Torture as Pastoral Care in Twelfth Century Religious Houses.” In Pastoral Care in the Late Middle Ages, ed. R.J. Stansbury. Brill, 2010, pp. 285-309.
“Crucified with Christ: The Imitation of the Crucified Christ and Crusading Spirituality,” In Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict. An International Symposium at Saint Louis University, February 2006, Eds. Thomas F. Madden, James Naus, and Vincent Ryan. Ashgate, 2010, pp. 25-33
“The Thief’s Cross: Crusade and Penance in Alan of Lille’s Sermo de cruce domini.” Crusades 5 (2006): 143-56.
“Ad Vindicandum Iniuriam Crucis: Devotion to the Cross and Crusade Preaching,” Thirty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, (May 2004).
“Crux Caritatis: John of Liège’s Use of Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sententiae in His Sermo de sancta cruce,” Thirty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies, (May 2003).
“Noster ordo crux est: Preaching the Cross in Twelfth-Century Religious Communities,” Thirty-Seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, (May 2002).
“O magnum crucis misterium: The Cross, Crusading and Conversion in Alan of Lille’s Sermo de cruce Domini,” Thirty-Ninth Annual Midwest Medieval History Conference, (September 2000).