Prof. Isabell Naumann ISSM

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Prof. Isabell Naumann  ISSM, THD/STD                                                                                                                                                            

President and Professor Ordinarius, Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology



DipREdP (TR 1975), GradDipTh (Syd 1988), MTh (Hons) (Syd 1991), THD/STD (Dayton/Rome, 1999)



Research Interests

Ecclesiology, Marian Studies, Theological Anthropology, Theological Hermeneutics



I am a member of the Secular Institute of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary (a member institute of the International Schoenstatt Movement) and have been teaching at the Catholic Institute of Sydney since 2005.


Recent Publications

“Type and Antitype: Aspects of the Mary-Church Relationship in Pre-Conciliar Works” in K. Wagner at al., eds., Ecclesiology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium. Theology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium 2 (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2020), 237-251. [ISBN: 978-1-5326-6533-2]

“Woman - Dignity and Charisma,” Bulletin of WOOMB International Ltd, Vol 46, No 3, November 2019, 4-10 [ISSN 2202-7599]

“The hearer of the WORD and God’s order,” in Kulturelle Wirkungen der Reformation, Cultural Impact of the Reformation. Kongressdsdokumentation, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, August 2017, eds. K Fitschen, M Schröter, Ch Spehr, E-J Waschke. Leucorea-Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie (LStRLO), eds. I Dingel, A Kohnle, U Sträter, Band 36, 2 Vols. (Leibzig: Evangelische  Verlagsanstalt, 2018), Vol 2, 355-364.[ISBN: 978-3-374-05677-4; 978-3-374-05679-8]

“The Schoenstatt Shrine: A Centre of Marian Spirituality,” in J. Vayalilkarottu OFMConv, ed., Do Whatever He Tells You: Marian Spirituality in the Faith and Life of Catholic Christians (Cochin, Kerala, India: Grayfriars Publications, 2017), 176-192. [ISBN: 978-81-935826-0-2]

“La Mariología al comienzo del Tercer Milenio,” Ephemerides Mariologicae Vol LXVII, Fasc. III (2017 Julio/Septiembre) 253-280.

”Luke 1:26-38 as a Model of Dialogue” in K. Wagner, M I Naumann, P J McGregor, P Morrissey, eds., Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium. Theology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2017), 183-193.

“Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium” in K. Wagner at al., eds., Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium. Theology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2017), 1-31.

"The Immaculata: Reflection on Divine Beauty and Divine Mercy, "Ephemerides Mariologicae Vol LXVI, Fasc. IV (2016), 375-388. 

“Pentecost: between Hope and Expectation,” in Stefano M Cecchin, ed.,Llamados ‘a una esperanza viva’ (1P 1,3), Actos del Congreso Mariológico Mariano Internacional de Sevilla, 27-30 de mayo 2014 (Ciudad del Vaticano: Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis, 2015), 127-167.

“Adventus Spiritus – Hope and the Abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in the Church,”Ephemerides Mariologicae LXIV, IV (2014): 427-451.

"Priestly Ministry,"Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, Vol. 4: Issue 1, Article 4 (2014).

“A Sense of Place: the Icon of the Shrine,” Ephemerides Mariologicae, LXIII, III (2013): 309-322.

“The Immaculata as the Fully Redeemed Person and Model for the followers of Christ,” in R. D Mactal, O.P., ed.,Mary, Woman of Faith.Proceedings from the Third Asia-Oceania Mariological Conference, Dagupan/Philippines (Dagupan: Archdiocese of Linguyan-Dagupan, Eres Printing Corporation, 2013), 25-39.

"The Communio Fideliumin Vatican II: Its Eucharistic Identity and Marian Dimension," Ephemerides Mariologicae, LXII, III (2012): 345-356.

"Transformed by the Word - the Marian Response: An Exposition of Mary in the Post-Synodal Apostolic ExhortationVerbum Domini", Ephemerides Mariologicae, 61, 3(2011): 325-342.

"The Anunciation Narrative as a Model of Dialogue," in Mary and the New Evangelization of Asia: Forerunner, Witness and Fullness. Proceedings from the Asia Oceania Mariological Conference, Manila, 12-16 September, 2009 (Lipa: P Putativus Publishing House, 2011), 23-33.

"Reflection on the Plenary Assembly: The Culture of Communication and New Language,"Cultura e Fede XIX, 1 (2011): 75-77.

"The Priest, the Virgin Mary and the Dignity of Women,"Ephemerides Mariologicae,60, 4 (2010): 455-471.

"Mary as the Anthropological Model in the Thought of J. Kentenich," Ephemerides Mariologicae,59, 1, (2009): 31-47.

"Is Mary a Manifestation of the Maternal Face of God?"Ephemerides Mariologicae,59, 2, (2009): 273-282.

"A Place for many Cultures and Nations,"Cultura e Fede,XV1, 4 (2008): 258-272.

"The Anthropology of J. Kentenich," one chapter in the bookThe Virgin Mary and the Theology of the Body (Strockbridge, MA: Marian Press, 2005).