Sara Fairbanks, O.P., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Homiletics
- B.A. in European History from Wilson College (Chambersburg, PA) in 1978
- M.A. in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology (St. Louis, MO) in 1990
- Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) in 2001.
From 1999 to 2016 Dr. Fairbanks taught undergraduate and graduate students in the theology department at Barry University in Miami, FL.
- Topics in Preaching
- Theology of Preaching
- Liturgical Leadership I
- Integrative Seminar
- Core Homiletics Seminar II/Thesis Project Seminar
- Ethics and Preaching
Recent Publications and Presentations
Published Lecture Series Recording
- Fully Human: Understanding Christian Anthropology: 12 Lectures on DVD and CD. Bethesda, MD: Now You Know Media, 2017.
Peer Reviewed Articles/Book Chapters
- “Luke 9:43b-50, Luke 9: 51-62; Luke 10:1-16.” in Feasting on the Gospels—Luke Volume 1: A Feasting on the Word Commentary. Ed. Jarvis, Cynthia, and E. Elisabeth Johnson, Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014: 276, 282, 288.
- “Greening the Nicene Creed: Liturgical Grounding for Ecological Ethics and Action” Liturgical Ministry 20 (Spring, 2011): 79-86.
- “Theology: Contextual and Practical.” Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions. Gloria Schaab, ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2010.
- “The Dynamics of Faith and Revelation.” Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions. Gloria Schaab, ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2010.
- “Who Are You as a Christian in an Evolving Universe?” a two-part lecture series at Weber Retreat Center, Adrian, MI, January 17 and 24, 2018.
- “Skills for Living a Life of Consecrated Celibacy,” a four-part lecture series for the Trappist Monks of Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner, SC, June 30-July 3, 2017.
- “The Spirituality of Teresa of Avila,” for the Women of Christian Faith, in Stuart, FL, February 21, 2015.
- “Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life,” a day-long workshop for the diocese of Charleston, SC, October, 2015.
- “The Meaning of Easter,” on View Point WPBT Channel 2, in Miami, Florida, April of 2014.