Charlotte Radler

Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education Department of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
Phone: 310-338-7663










Academic Background

  • Ph.D., The University of Chicago, The History of Christianity
  • M.A., Lund University, Sweden, Theology
  • B.A., Lund University, Sweden, Theology


Areas of Research

  • The History of Christianity, Mysticism, and Women in Christian History


Courses Taught

  • Roots of Catholic Christianity 
  • Imago Dei (Honors)
  • History of Christianity I
  • History of Christianity II
  • Women in Christian History
  • Heretics, Monsters, and Poets
  • Action and Contemplation in Christian Mysticism
  • Early Christian Theology
  • Senior Integration Seminar: Body & Sexuality
  • Heresy and Mysticism
  • Women in Christian History
  • Foundations of Historical Theology (Graduate Level)
  • Early Christian Theology (Graduate Level)


Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles in Journals and Books

  • "Meister Eckhart, Henry Suso, and John Tauler," The Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism. Ed. Julia Lamm. Blackwell: Oxford, 2012, forthcoming "Actio and Contemplatio," Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism. Eds. Amy Hollywood and Patricia Beckman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, forthcoming "Liminality and Ambiguity: Christina the Astonishing as Co-Redemptrix and Alternative Model of Authority," Perceiving the Divine Through the Human Body: Mystical Sensuality. Eds. Thomas Cattoi and Laura Weed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 121-140. "‘In Love I Am More God:’ The Centrality of Love in Meister Eckhart’s Mysticism," The Journal of Religion, 90:2 (2010): 171-198"The ‘Dirty’ Physician: Fleshly Solidarity and Rhetorical Reversal in Tertullian’s Writings," Vigiliae Christianae 63:4 (2009): 345-368"Losing the Self: Detachment in Meister Eckhart’s Thought and Its Significance for Buddhist-Christian Dialogue," Buddhist-Christian Studies 26 (2006): 111-117"Integrating Interior and Exterior Spirituality: A Study of Meister Eckhart’s Praxis of Detachment," Spiritus 6 (2006): 25-47
  • Works in Progress "In Love I Am More God: " Eckhart’s Mysticism Beyond Affectivity and Speculation, revision of book-length manuscript
  • Encyclopedia Articles "Honor and Shame," Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Ed. Fedwa Malti-Douglas. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007, 737-739"Politics and Women," Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Ed. Fedwa Malti-Douglas. Vol. 3. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007, 1168-1171

Book Reviews

  • Richard Woods, Meister Eckhart: Master of Mystics, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, forthcoming 2012William Harmless, Mystics, Spiritus 10:1 (2010), 118-120C.F. Kelley, Meister Eckhart on Divine Knowledge, The Eckhart Review 18 (2009): 74-76Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation, Religious Studies Review 35:1 (2009): 39Steven Chase, The Tree of Life: Models of Christian Prayer, Religious Studies Review 33:1 (2007): 34Elizabeth A. Dreyer and Mark S. Burrows (eds.), Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality, Religious Studies Review 32:4 (2006): 251

Audio Recordings

  • "Living Without A Why: Meister Eckhart’s Mysticism," Now You Know Media, 2010