Wilkie Au

Wilkie W.K. Au
Professor of Theological Studies
Department of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
Office: University Hall #3847
Departmental Telephone: (310) 338-7364
Departmental FAX: (310) 338-1947
Email: wau@lmu.edu
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Academic Background

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976
Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1974
Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1973
M. S. in Ed., Department of Social-Philosophical Foundations, University of Southern California, 1971
B. A., Classical, Gonzaga University, 1968
Diploma, Maryknoll High School, Honolulu, 1961


Courses Currently Teaching

Dr. Au teaches in the areas of Christian spirituality and pastoral ministry. He coordinates the graduate concentration in spiritual direction.


Professional Bio

Dr. Au is the author of the award winning books, By Way of the Heart: Toward a Holistic Spirituality and The Enduring Heart: Spirituality for the Long Haul. His books have been translated into Spanish, Polish, Chinese, and Korean and published in foreign editions in Great Britain, India, and the Philippines. Dr. Au has served as a member of editorial boards for scholarly journals and is a leader in the field of spirituality and formation for spiritual direction and pastoral ministry.



Visit http://www.paulistpress.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx to purchase a copy of one of Au's books.

Au Grateful Heart (with Noreen Canon Au, Ph. D.) THE GRATEFUL HEART: LIVING THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2011).
Au Discerning Heart (with Noreen Canon Au, Ph.D.) THE DISCERNING HEART: EXPLORING THE CHRISTIAN PATH (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2006).
Au Enduring Heart THE ENDURING HEART: SPIRITUALITY FOR THE LONG HAUL (New York/Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2000)
Au Urgings (with Noreen Cannon, Ph.D.) URGINGS OF THE HEART: A SPIRITUALITY OF INTEGRATION (New York/Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1995).
Au By Way BY WAY OF THE HEART: TOWARD A HOLISTIC CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY (New York/Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1989).

Recent Articles

"Holistic Discernment," in PRESENCE: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2005, pp. 15-23.

"To Listen as Jesus Did" in KEEPING FAITH FIRST: A RESOURCE SUPPORTING THE WHOLE COMMUNITY OF FAITH (Allen, Texas: Resources for Christian Living, 2005), pp. 16-17.

"Pastoral Care, Spirituality of" and "Holistic Spirituality" in the Westminster John Knox DICTIONARY OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY, ed. Philip Sheldrake (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005).

"Gestalt Therapy and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius," in PRESENCE: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, Vol. 7: No. 3, October 2001, pp. 17-29.

"A Perceptual Approach to Effective Ministry" in HANDBOOK OF SPIRITUALITY FOR MINISTERS, Vol. II, ed. Robert Wicks (Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 2000), pp. 628-641.

"Ministry: Reaping What We Have Not Sown," in PRESENCE: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, Vol. 6: no. 1, January 2000, pp.51-53.