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Richard Gaillardetz

theology department

Richard Gaillardetz

The Joseph Professor of
Catholic Systematic Theology

Stokes N329
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3873
Email: richard.gaillardetz@bc.edu

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EDUCATION

B.A., University of Texas, Austin
M.A., St. Mary’s University, San Antonio
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

From 1991 to 2001 Gaillardetz was an associate professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Theology (at St. Mary’s Seminary), Houston. From 2001 to 2011 he was the Thomas and Margert Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

His research interests include topics in ecclesiology: Vatican II, ecumenism, authority and ministry.

TEACHING

Authority in the Church
Ecclesiology
Marriage and Family
Theology of Ministry
Theology of Yves Congar
Vatican II

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

In 2000 he received the Sophia Award from the faculty of the Washington Theological Union in recognition of “theological excellence in service to ministry,” and he has received numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association for his occasional pieces. Dr. Gaillardetz was a delegate on the U.S. Catholic—Methodist Ecumenical Dialogue from 2001 to 2005. He is currently the president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

When the Magisterium Intervenes...The Magisterium and Theologians in Today's Church (Editor, Liturgical Press, 2012).

Ecclesiology for a Global Church (Orbis, 2008).

A Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage (Liguori, 2007).

The Church in the Making (Paulist, 2006).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“The Christian Household as School of Discipleship:  Reflections on the Ecclesial Contributions of the Christian Household to the Larger Church.”  Chapter in The Household of God and Local Households. Revisiting the Domestic Church (2013).

“The Groupe des Dombes Document, “One Teacher”:  Toward a Post-conciliar Catholic Reception.”  Theological Studies 74 (March 2013):  20-47.

“Prudential Judgment and Catholic Teaching.” Chapter in Voting and Holiness: A Catholic's Guide to the Political Process, edited by Nicholas Cafardi (Paulist Press, 2012).

"Dialogue and deliberation during Vatican II." America Magazine, Vol. 206 No.4 (Feb. 2012), Online Available: http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=13245.

Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II, with Catherine Clifford (Liturgical Press, 2012).

“The Theological Reception of ‘Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord’.” Chapter in Lay Ecclesial Ministry: Pathways toward the Future. Edited by Zeni Fox. Pp. 17-30. Lanham: Rowan and Littlefield, 2010.

“Sexual Vulnerability and a Spirituality of Suffering: Explorations in the Writing of Etty Hillesum.” Pacifica 22 (February, 2009): 75-89.

“The Office of the Bishop within the Communio Ecclesiarum: Insights from the Ecclesiology of Jean-Marie Tillard.” Science et Esprit. 61 (Mai-Dec., 2009): 175-94.

 

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