Dr. Shalina Stilley Publishes New Theology Book

May 23, 2022

This month, Dr. Shalina Stilley published Paradoxes of Faith and Reason, a book that grapples with aspects of the Catholic faith that seem to contradict reason at first glance. From the description:

Paradox it is at the very heart of the Gospel message. The Trinity, the Incarnation, the Cross and Resurrection, and the problem of evil are but a few examples of paradoxes of faith and reason. How can God be three in one? How can God be man? How can Jesus who is “the life” die on a Cross? How can we hold that God exists and is good when there is so much suffering in the world? This book seeks to resolve questions such as these, which can cause the would-be Catholic to reject the faith and even the most devout of Catholics to stumble into perplexity.

Dr. Stilley is Professor of Philosophy and Theology at JPCatholic. She has an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Marquette University with a dissertation on natural law theory, a Masters in Theology from University of Dallas, and a BA in Philosophy from Northern Arizona University. In addition, she has over 10 years of international teaching experience, including at Conception Seminary College, Beltei International University, and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia.

She converted to Catholicism during her first year in college after reading the writings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila and now lives a form of consecrated life — Consecrated Virginity. Her academic focuses include: St. Thomas, St. Catherine of Sienna, Jacques Maritain, Aristotle, mystical theology, ethics, Catholic social teachings, the New Evangelization, and fostering dialogue.

Paradoxes of Faith and Reason is available in both Paperback and Kindle edition. Purchase book here.

Learn more about Dr. Stilley’s conversion story in our Faculty Spotlight video: