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
- The Medieval Crusades
- The Modern Middle East
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:
“The Typology of the Cross and Crusade Preaching,” In Crusading in Art, Thought, and Will. Eds. Matthew H. Parker, Benjamin Halliburton, and Anne Romine. Leiden: Brill, 2018, pp. 166-185.
"Widerstand: Luther and the Freedom to Resist Unjust Authority." Issues in Christian Education 49.3 (Summer 2016): https://issues.cune.edu/
“Bearing the Shame of the Cross: Luther’s Theology of the Cross, the Imitation of Christ, and Martyrdom.” Logia 24.2 (2015): 21-26.
Translation of “Preface to A True Account of What Took Place at Stassfurt on Christmas Eve, 1534.” In Prefaces II, edited by Christopher Boyd Brown. Vol. 60 of Luther’s Works. American Edition. St Louis: Concordia, 2011, pp. 76-81.
“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).