Anthony Rosselli

Doctoral Student

Teaching Assistant


Email: Anthony Rosselli


Anthony is interested in the intersection of theology and philosophy. His current research focuses in particular on how modernity's subjective turn has manifested itself in the concepts of revelation and doctrine uniquely offered by contemporary theologians.

Anthony's master's thesis was an attempt to recover the forgotten liturgical thought of the German Benedictine Odo Casel (d. 1948) whose Mystery Theology had a fundamental influence on Pius XII's 'Mediator Dei' and the Second Vatican Council's 'Sacrosanctum Concilium.' By correcting and reorienting some of Casel's more controversial assertions, the thesis attempted to offer a sacramental-liturgical angle to the Catholic Church's contemporary emphasis on the New Evangelization.

Courses Taught

  • REL 103: Introduction to Religion and Theological Studies


  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies, University of Dayton, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Philosophy, Grove City College, 2013


Working Title:

"Kerygma and the Liturgy: Encountering the Risen Christ in Dom Odo Casel's Mystery Theology" (2015 Master's Thesis)


William H. Johnston


Dennis M. Doyle and William L. Portier

Scholarly Publications and Presentations

"Dom Odo Casel and the Recovery of a Patristic Sacramental Vision." "The Fathers of the Church Today" Graduate Conference. Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine. Mundelein Seminary. October 2016.

"Thomism, Personalism, and Liturgy." Voices of Personalism Graduate Conference on Personalist Philosophy. Franciscan University of Steubenville. April 2016.

Response to William H. Johnston's "Themes in the Eucharistic Theology of Benedict XVI's 'Sacramentum Caritatis': Gift, Encounter, Participation, Transformation." Religious Studies Department Colloquium Series. University of Dayton. December 2015.

"Thomas Aquinas and the Immaculate Conception: The Influence of Augustine." Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference. Villanova University. October 2014.