Margaret M. Turek, S.T.D.

Academic Dean/Professor of Dogmatics/Chair of Dogmatics


Dr. Margaret Turek is Department Chair and Professor of Dogmatic Theology. Educated at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (Berkeley, CA) and the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), she is a former professor of Theology at the University of Dallas. Before undertaking graduate studies in Theology, she received spiritual formation as a Carmelite for six years. Her teaching and writing interests include Trinitarian Theology, Theologies of the Cross, the re-integration of Dogmatic and Spiritual Theology, and evangelization through literature and film. She serves on the Editorial Board of Communio: International Catholic Review and the Advisory Board of The New Ressourcement Journal of Theology and Philosophy.


Atonement: Soundings in Biblical, Trinitarian, and Spiritual Theology. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2022.

“What Difference Does the Trinity Make in Christian Prayer?,” Church Life Journal: A Journal of the McGrath Institute of Church Life, University of Notre Dame (March 4 2024). ‘

“Is God still Father if the Son is Atonement (1 Jn 2:2)?,” book chapter in The Mystery of the Atonement. Humanum Academic Press (forthcoming 2024).

“‘In this way the love of God was revealed’ (1 Jn 4:9): Atonement as a ‘Patrogenetic’ Process: Part 2: The New Testament,”Communio: International Catholic Review (Summer, 2020).


“The Truth about the Atonement,” a 60-minute interview with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, on EWTN Live, April 24, 2024.

“Genesis 22:1–19,” The Bible Timeline Show YouTube Channel, hosted by Jeff Cavins, Spring 2024.

“Atonement: the Transforming Power of Suffering Love” a paper delivered at the theological conference, “The Mystery of Atonement: ‘We Preach Christ Crucified’ (1 Cor 1:23),” at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, Menlo Park, CA, November 19, 2022.

“The Glory of the Lamb and the Battle Against Sin” two papers delivered at “The Inaugural Symposium of the John Paul II Center for Contemplative Culture,” at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Ukiah, CA, June 7, 2021.



S.T.D. – University of Fribourg

M.A. (Theology) – Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology

B.A. (Theology) – University of San Francisco / St. Ignatius Institute