Sawicki MarianneHuntingdon, Pennsylvania

Marianne Sawicki lectures in philosophy at Penn State Altoona. She has published pioneering studies of the gender and caste systems in Greco-Roman Galilee, integrating archaeological, anthropological, and textual data. Author or editor-translator of nine books and numerous scholarly articles, she holds the Ph.D. in Religious Studies from The Catholic University of America and the Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky. Areas of current research include the history and philosophy of science, especially in Germany in the era between the world wars. Dr. Sawicki has taught at several graduate seminaries and universities. She was Guest Professor of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary 19891990.

Selected published books

  • An Investigation Concerning the State, by Edith Stein, 1925. Translated and edited by Marianne Sawicki. Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 10. (ICS, 2006).
  • Crossing Galilee: Architectures of Contact in the Occupied Land of Jesus (Trinity Press International, 2000).
  • Body, Text, and Science: The Literacy of Investigative Practices and the Phenomenology of Edith Stein. Phaenomenologica, vol. 144. (Kluwer, 1997).
  • What Is "Contemporary" Worship? with P. Westermeyer and P. Bosch. Open Questions in Worship, vol. 2. (Augsburg Fortress, 1995).
  • Seeing the Lord: Resurrection and Early Christian Practices (Fortress, 1994).

Selected recent articles

  • "Who Wouldn't Marry Jesus?" In press for a Brill Festschrift.
  • "Person or Practice: Judging in James and in Paul." The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul: Tensions in Early Christianity, 385-408. Novum Testamentum Supplements, vol. 115. Edited by Bruce Chilton and Craig Evans. Leiden: Brill, 2005.
  • "No Graven Thing: Renouncing Idolatry in Religious Education." Hermeneutics and Religious Education, 269-88. Edited by H. Lombaerts and D. Pollefeyt. Louvain, 2004.
  • "The Choice to Choose." Paper for the Third World Congress of Phenomenology, Oxford University, August 2004.
  • "Categorical Imperatives for Fugitive Slaves: Some Topographical Axioms of Deontology." Lived Topographies and their Mediational Forces, 183-201. Edited by Gary Backhaus and John Murungi. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

Academic Credentials

  • B.A., Loyola College, summa cum laude
  • M.A. in Communications, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., religious studies, The Catholic University of America
  • Ph.D., religious studies, The Catholic University of America
  • Ph.D., philosophy, University of Kentucky


  • Lecturer in Philosophy, Penn State Altoona, 2006-present.
  • Lecturer in Philosophy, Juniata College, 2004-present.
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Morgan State University, 2000-03.
  • Research Associate, Erasmus Institute, The University of Notre Dame, 1998-99.
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy, Eastern Kentucky University, spring 1998.
  • Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Midway College, 1995-97.
  • Guest Professor of Christian Education, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1989-90.
  • Associate Professor of Religious Education, Lexington Theological Seminary, 1985-89.
  • Director of Graduate Programs in Religious Education and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology, Loyola Marymount University, 1981-84
  • General Editor, The Liturgical Conference, 1978-80.
  • Copy Editor, Miami Herald, 1974-75.
  • Copy Editor, Baltimore Sun, 1972-73.
  • Editor, Baltimore Jewish Times, 1971-72.