Theology and Religious Studies
Nate  Hinerman

Nate Hinerman

Faculty

Nate Hinerman teaches in the School of Nursing and Health Professions and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He serves as Chair of the San Francisco Bay Area Network for End-of-Life Care, and he is an active member of the USF Faculty-Association PTFA Policy Board. He also maintains a psychotherapy practice, helping clients transition amidst loss.

His research is interdisciplinary, and includes topics in death and dying, psychology, human suffering, and special areas in philosophy of religion and systematic theology. A few of past projects include STARS (an ongoing program studying evolution, creation, and semiotics), reading and writing articles on grief, loss, and bereavement, and making connections between American Philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce and approaches to logic, critical thinking, and theological method. He currently is the leading organizer of the Making Sense Of: series of research projects of Inter-Disciplinary.Net for Dying and Death, and Suffering. In addition, Nate actively collaborates with key stakeholders throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to improve and expand community-based palliative models.

Dr. Hinerman received the University's Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2010.

Education

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union - Philosophy of Religion

Research Areas

Hospice and Palliative Care Models
Emergent Trends in Aging, Dying, and Bereavement
Human Suffering
Religion and Psychology
Issues in Philosophical Theology

Courses Offered
  • Death and Dying: Exploring New Paradigms
  • Psychology, Religion, and Modern Literature
  • Science and Method of Philosophical Theology
  • What is Catholicism?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Church and Sacraments
Publications
  • Hinerman, N. (Forthcoming) “The promise of palliative care for post-modern grief.” In Hinerman, N. (Ed.),Understanding the experience of loss: cross-cultural perspectives on grieving and surviving in a postmodern era. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (Ed). (Forthcoming). Understanding the experience of loss: cross-cultural perspectives on grieving and surviving in a postmodern era. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (Forthcoming) “The uniqueness of suffering: A philosophical analysis.” In Hinerman, N (Ed.),New perspectives on the relationship between pain, suffering, and metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (Ed.). (Forthcoming). New perspectives on the relationship between pain, suffering, and metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2015). “The new pulse of palliative care: How emergent trends in caring for the dying are transforming healthcare.” In Malecka, K. & Gibbs, R. (Eds.), And Death Shall Have Dominion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dying, Caregivers, Death, Mourning, and the Bereaved.
    Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2013) “Habits of the heart in end of life care.” In Hinerman, N. & Steffen, L. (Eds.),Death, dying, culture: An Interdisciplinary interrogation. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. & Steffen, L. (Eds.). (2013). Death, dying, culture: An interdisciplinary interrogation. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2013). “Palliative care.” In Flores, C., Renwanz Boyle, A., & Yee-Melichar, D. (Eds.),Assisted living administration and management: Effective practices and model programs in elder care. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Hinerman, N. (2012). "Preserving the dead in the lives of the living." The presence of the dead in our lives (pp. 185-201). Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V.
  • Glahn, J. & Hinerman, N. (Eds.). (2012). ." The presence of the dead in our lives. Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V.
  • Hinerman, N. & Steffan, L. (Eds.). (2012). New perspectives on the end of life: Essays on care and the intimacy of dying. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. & Sutton, M. (Eds.). (2012). On suffering:An inter-disciplinary dialogue on narrative and the meaning of suffering. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2011). “Tracing the linguistic ‘agents’ of illness and disease in the end of life care.” In Frederick, L. & Rana, S. (Eds.), Exploring violence in families and societies. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Gelpi, D. (2010). “In Search of a Method: Charles Sanders Peirce’s Contribution to Theology.” In Hinerman, N. (Ed.), Reconstruction: Studies in contemporary culture, 10(1). Retrieved from http://reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/101/Hinerman_Gelpi.shtml
  • Hinerman, N. (2009). “Archiving grief: (Re-) writing histories in the aftermath of loss.” In Cooley, D. R. & Steffen, L. (Eds.), Re-imaging death and dying (pp. 161-173). EOxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Hinerman, N. (2009).Review of the book Finding god in all things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray, and Karl Rahner, by J.C. Murray & D. Stagaman. Horizons, 36, pp 172-173.
  • Hinerman, N. (Ed.) (2006). A closer walk: Confessions of a Jesuit YAT. University of America Press.