Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.
B.A. Siena College, 1975 (Modern Languages)
ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST:
Medieval mysticism, Reformation studies, Calvin studies, Christology, Interreligious Dialogue.
COURSES TAUGHT AT SIENA:
Religious Studies courses:
Religion in Western Culture
Foundations Sequence I and II
Bernard of Clairvaux: Essential Writings. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2000.
Ordinary Mysticism. New York: Paulist Press, 1996.
Union with Christ: John Calvin and the Mysticism of St. Bernard. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994.
Articles and Essays:
"Calvin and Sacramentality: A Catholic Perspective." In John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now. Edited by Randall C. Zachman. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008.
"The Legal Drinking Age Exacerbates Underage Drinking." In Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered? Edited by Stefan Kiesbye. At Issue Series. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2008.
"John Calvin's Mysticism and the Treatise 'Against the Libertines.'" In Truth as Gift: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History in Honor of John R. Sommerfeldt. Edited by Marsha Dutton et al. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2004.
"John Calvin and Mysticism: An Introduction." Hungryhearts Vol. 13, No. 4 (Winter 2004).
"Christ at the Center: The Legacy of the Reformed Tradition." Bulletin of the Institute for Reformed Theology, Winter 2004.
Essays on "Theological Themes." Lectionary Homiletics. February-March 2003.
“Dominus Iesus: A Stumbling Block to Reformed-Catholic Dialogue?” In Concord Makes Strength: Essays in Reformed Ecumenism. Edited by John W. Coakley. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.
Essays on "Theological Themes." Lectionary Homiletics. January 2002.
"Bernard of Clairvaux as Spiritual Guide." Chicago Studies 38:1, Spring 1999.
"Bernard of Clairvaux." In Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters. Edited by Donald McKim. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
Essays on "Theological Themes." Lectionary Homiletics. June 1996, April 1997.
"Bernard of Clairvaux in the Thought of Meister Eckhart." Cistercian Studies Quarterly 1994, Vol. 28:1.
We Walk the Path Together: Learning from Thich Nhat Hahn and Meister Eckhart by Brian J. Pierce. Reviewed in Multicultural Review 15:3 (Fall 2006):74-75.
Bernard of Clairvaux on the Life of the Mind by John Sommerfeldt. Reviewed in Theological Studies 66:4 (Dec. 2005): 932.
Mystics of the Christian Tradition by Steven Fanning. Reviewed in Journal of Religion 83:3 (July 2003): 442-43.
The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance by Dorothee Soelle. Reviewed in The Christian Century 18:33 (December 5, 2001): 28.
Calvin and Bernard of Clairvaux by Anthony N. S. Lane. Reviewed in Sixteenth Century Journal 31:4 (Winter 2000): 1201-1203.
An Introduction to Catholic Theology, edited by Richard Lennan. Reviewed in New Theology Review 13:3 (August 2000): 95-96.
Calvin in Context by David Steinmetz. Reviewed in Church History 66:4 (December 1997): 811-12.
Bernhard von Clairvaux: Rezeption und Wirkung im Mittelalter und in der Neuzeit, edited by Kaspar Elm. Reviewed in Church History 66:1 (March 1997): 93-95.
The Colloquy of Montbéliard by Jill Raitt. Reviewed in Journal of Religion 75:1 (January 1995): 121-22.
German Mystical Writings, edited by Karen Campbell. Reviewed in Cistercian Studies Quarterly 29:1 (1994):16-17.
History, Society, and the Churches: Essays in Honor of Owen Chadwick, edited by Derek Beales and Geoffrey Best. Reviewed in Journal of Religion 67:1 (January 1987): 103 104.
From French. In Christian Spirituality I, ed. Bernard McGinn and John Meyendorff. Crossroad Press, 1985.
"Monasticism and Asceticism: Western Christianity." (Jean Leclercq)
Music, film, photography.