Sister Susan Wood, SCL
Theological Scholar

Sister Susan Wood, SCL is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas and a professor of theology at Marquette University.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, KS, her Master of Arts in French from Middlebury College, and her PhD in systematic theology from Marquette University.  She teaches courses on ecclesiology, Henri de Lubac, the nouvelle théologie, ecumenism, and sacramental theology, as well as more general courses in systematic theology.  Her research interests have focused on the theology of ordained ministry, the ecclesial dimensions of sacramental theology, and the theology of Henri de Lubac. 

Very active in ecumenical work, she serves on the U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue (1994-present), the North American Roman Catholic-Orthodox Theological Consultation (2005-present), the conversation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Baptist World Alliance (2006-2010), and the International Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue (2008-present).  In addition to numerous articles, she has published One Baptism: Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism (The Liturgical Press, 2009), Spiritual Exegesis and the Church in the Theology of Henri de Lubac (Eerdmans, 1998), and Sacramental Orders (The Liturgical Press, 2000), translated into Spanish (Barcelona, 2008).  She is the editor of Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood (The Liturgical Press, 2003) and co-editor, with Alberto Garcia, of Critical Issues in Ecclesiology: Essays in Honor of Carl. E. Braaten (Eerdmans, 2011).