Faculty Directory

Christopher J. Renz, OP

Academic Dean;
Assistant Professor in Religion and the Arts, and Science and Theology

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 883-2084
Degrees and Certifications

MDiv, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 1997
MA in Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 1997
PhD in Microbiology, Northwestern University, 1986
BS in Biological Chemistry, St. Peter's College, 1981

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Biotechnology, particularly industrialized agriculture and sustainable approaches to food production and consumption
  • Religion, Spirituality (R/S) and Health Studies
  • Connatural knowledge and creative intuition in art and poetry
  • Poetry & mysticism
Selected Publications
  • “Religion, Spirituality, and Health Studies in the New Evangelization,” Trends in Spirituality, Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  • In This Light Which Gives light – A History of the College of St. Albert the Great (1930-1980), Western Dominican Province, 2009.
  • "Our Daily Bread: Practical Wisdom for Food Purchase & Consumption in a Global Market," Angelicum, 2009.
  • Book Review: Genetic Engineering, A Christian Response, in CTNS Bulletin, Summer 2001.
  • Book Review: The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate, in CTNS Bulletin, Summer 2001.
  • "Christian Education and the Confirmation Debate: Towards a Theology of Catechesis," Journal of Christian Education, 1998.