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.

"Actio and Contemplatio," Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism. Eds. Amy Hollywood and Patricia Beckman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

"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