Aaron Milavec has been an innovative teacher and software developer
for thirty-five years. His greatest achievement (2007-2015) has been the creation and expansion of Catherine
of Siena Virtual College--an international,
innovative center offering women and supportive men the opportunity to learn and to dream together in safe environments online.
In his youth, Milavec was fascinated with science. After beginning
graduate studies in physics, however, Milavec gravitated toward
the philosophy of science and ended up with an abiding passion
for religious inquiry and spiritual development. While a Research
Fellow at the University of Victoria, he completed an essay, "How
Acts of Discovery Transform our Tacit Knowing Powers in both Scientific
and Religious Inquiry," Zygon 42/2 (2006) 465-486.
Milavec earned his S.T.B., summa cum laude, from the University of Fribourg in
1968 and, in 1973, he received his Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley).
Milavec has published fifteen books, seven chapters in collected
works, and over fifty journal articles. His recent book, Salvation Is from the Jews: Saving Grace in Judaism and Messianic Hope in Christianity, is a soul-searching exploration of how
Christians need to rethink their theology in order to be faithful
to the Jewish heritage received from Jesus two thousand years
ago. His most-recent eBook, What Jesus Would Say to Same-Sex Couples, is a
theological and historical exposure of the ugly underbelly of the Catholic
Bishops campaign against same-sex marriages.
Prior to this, Milavec devoted sixteen years to unlocking the
hidden life of those mid-first-century Christians who lived the
Way of Life described in the Didache. He affectionately nicknamed
his thousand-page volume as "the elephant" and his hundred-page
volume as "the mouse." The elephant received a Catholic Press Club Award and is entitled The
Didache--Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities,
50-70 CE (Paulist Press); the mouse is entitled The
Didache-- Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary