Ralph Del Colle
Ralph Del Colle
Associate Professor, Theology
Dr. Ralph Del Colle is associate professor of theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his BA in the History and Literature of Religion from New York University and his Master of Divinity and PhD degrees from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. His area of concentration is Christology, pneumatology, Trinitarian theology and the theology of grace. His doctoral dissertation, Christ and the Spirit: Spirit-Christology in Trinitarian Perspective was published by Oxford University Press in 1994, and he contributed a chapter on the "Triune God" to the Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine published by Cambridge University Press in 1997 and one on “The Church” to the The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology. He has also published articles in Theological Studies, The Journal of Ecumenical Studies, The Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Pneuma: The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies, The Scottish Journal of Theology, One in Christ, Ecumenical Trends, The Living Pulpit and Chicago Studies and has presented papers as an active member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society for Pentecostal Studies (for whom he served as president from 2002 to 2003), and the American Academy of Religion.
He is also co-editor of the periodical International Journal of Systematic Theology from Blackwell Publishers. He has also served on a number of ecumenical dialogues for the Catholic Church including the international dialogue with classical Pentecostals, the international consultation with Seventh Day Adventists, the U.S. dialogue with Reformed Churches and with Evangelicals, a regional dialogue with United Methodists, and was a member of the Catholic delegation to the World Council of Churches Assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1998.