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Sr. Camila Burns

Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies


Courses Taught

CRS 101 Critical Reading and Writing Seminar I
RST 101 Religion and Human Experience
RST 201 Introduction to the Old Testament
RST 210 Introduction to the New Testament
RST 330 Gospel Tradition and Acts


  • B.A., Physics/Math, Trinity College
  • M.S., Chemistry, Notre Dame University, IN
  • M.A., New Testament, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
  • Ph.D., Old Testament, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley


  • Sigma Pi Sigma, Trinity

Select Works Published

  • The Mystery of the Unfolding Universe and the implications for theology and spirituality


Preparation is vital for successful learning. A cup of knowledge shared with the students requires a bucket of preparation. The material presented should be cognizant of different modes of learning - aural, visual, conceptual, concrete etc. Engage the whole person not just the intellect but the heart as well. Capture the interest of the students by relating the material to their life experiences and the rest will follow. Foster their interaction with each other and the subject matter. Appreciate the rich variety of experiences that students bring to class and never underestimate the courage and tenacity required of them to be in college.