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Alec Arnold, PhD


PhD, Saint Louis University
ThM, Regent College
MATS, Regent College
BA, Drury University


Alec holds a joint PhD in Health Care Ethics and Theology from Saint Louis University, where his research focused on theological anthropology and philosophy of technology. After an ethics internship at the Catholic Health Association, he was inspired to join Catholic health ministry and now serves as Director of Ministry Formation and Workplace Spirituality for Bon Secours Mercy Health. He continues to be interested in the way certain developments in 20th century Catholic thought can inform practical ministry questions today, especially the "how" of formation in a digital age. 


with Charles E. Bouchard, OP, STD, “Sponsors and the Crisis in Long-Term Care: Is This a ‘Man from Macedonia’ Moment?” Health Progress, 2021.

Perceiving Revelation Here and Now: Insights from Walter Ong and Hans Urs von Balthasar,” Modern Theology 36 (2019): 281-297.
How to (Not) Make the World Sacred: Congar’s 'Sacred Pedagogy,' ” New Blackfriars 101 (2020): 231-247. 

An Aesthetic Response: Job, Suffering, and the Healing Power of Beauty,” Health Care Ethics USA 27 (2019): 32-40. 
'This is a Profound Mystery’: Union and Distinction between Christ and His Church in Johann Adam Möhler and His Twentieth-Century Successors,” Nova et Vetera (English) 16 (2018): 705–37.