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“Man and woman are created absolutely equal and are both equally human and possessed of intellect, will and freedom. That they are different is reflected in the fact that they also possess distinctly masculine and feminine natural capacities and orientations. In general, these two orientations complement each other and insure the survival and flourishing of families, cultures, and civilizations.”

- Deborah Savage, Ph.D. -

Dr. Savage is a recognized scholar of the work of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and has written extensively on several aspects of his thought including his account of the person, his understanding of human work, and his writings on women. For most of the last decade, her primary area of research has been the pursuit of a robust, adequately grounded account of the nature of man and woman, their respective identities, their mission, and their genius – as they find expression in the family, the Church, and the world. The most recent iteration of her theory on man and woman can be found in The Complementarity of Women and Men, ed., Paul Vitz, CUA Press, 2021. Dr. Savage is currently at work on a book entitled Woman and Man.

For the reader's convenience, Dr. Savage's influential publications that analyze Catholic social thought, the complementarity of man and woman, the writings of Pope St. John Paul II, and more, have been organized below by subject matter and/or year.

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Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, by Carl Trueman, Catholic World Report, November 29, 2020 on-line edition.

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: The Holy Family: Model, Not Exception, by Mary Shivanandan, Nova et Vetera, November 2020.

Other Publications – Man & Woman

Article: “Is There a Masculine Genius?The Catholic Servant, January 2015

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy Sayers’ Theology of Work by Christine Fletcher, Markets and Morality, Fall, 2014, Volume 17:2

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: Abandoned! St. Austin Review, Fall, 2014, Volume 15:1

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: He Became Poor: the Poverty of Christ and Aquinas’s Economic Teachings, St. Austin Review, September, 2011

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: Toward a Theology of Work by Jane Seybold – Clegg, Markets and Morality, Spring, 2009

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Market Place by John Medaille, Markets and Morality, Spring, 2008

Other Publications – Faith & Work/Catholic Social Thought

“Corporate Social Responsibility is Good Business,” co-authored with Arnie Weimerskirch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, September, 2006.

Other Publications – Cultural Critique

Book Review: Finding God Again: Spirituality for Adults by John J. Shea, Bridges, Volume 13 Numbers 1& 2, Spring/Summer 2006, 182-184.