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Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Dr. Rhodora Beaton

Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology


Rhodora E. Beaton, Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology, earned the Bachelor of Arts in English and German from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont and the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Philosophy in Systematic Theology both from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.  Before coming to Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dr. Beaton taught at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Beaton's research focuses on the relationship between word and sacrament within the context of language.

Selected Courses

  • Christian Initiation
  • Theology of Worship
  • Eucharist
  • Sacramental/Theological Foundations of Marriage
  • Liturgy and Preaching
  • Contemporary Issues in Sacramental Theology
  • Sacraments of Healing Ministry

Selected Publications 

Embodied Words, Spoken Signs: Sacramentality and the Word in Rahner and Chauvet (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014).
Illuminating Unity: Four Perspectives on Dei Verbum's One Table of the Word and the Body of Christ (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014).
"Seeing with the Eyes of Mercy: Ade Bethune as Precursor to Walter Kasper," Worship 90, no. 6 (2016) 513-531.
"Realizing Unity: The One Table of the Prophetic Word and Body of Christ," Worship 86, no. 4 (2012) 323-338.