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School of Theology and Ministry

Dominic F. Doyle

associate professor of systematic theology

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Contact Information
Office: 311
Email: dominic.doyle.2@bc.edu Office Phone: 617-552-6516

Address:
Boston College
School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Areas of Interest:
Theological anthropology, theology of culture, doctrine of God, with a particular interest in Thomas Aquinas and Karl Rahner.

About:
Dr. Dominic F. Doyle, Associate Professor in Systematic Theology, was born in London, England and holds a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Boston College.

Courses:

TM 513- Theological Synthesis
TM 658- The Theological Virtues
TM 716- Seminar: Thomas Aquinas on God
TM 742- Seminar: Theology of Modernity
TM 754- Theology of Culture
TM 803- Grace
TM 815- Theological Anthropology
TM 820-  Disputed Questions in Contemporary Theology


Recent Publications:

“Transposing Richard McKeon’s Philosophic Pluralism into a Theological Key” (book chapter for Essays by Younger Theologians in Honor of Michael Buckley, S.J., forthcoming, Crossroad)

“Thomas Aquinas, John of the Cross, and Karl Rahner on Hope.” Irish Theological Quarterly, 77/1 (February, 2012), 18–36.

“From Triadic to Dyadic Soul: a genetic study of John of the Cross on the anthropological basis of hope.” Studies in Spirituality, 21 (2011), 219–241.

“The Dialectical Unfolding of the Theological Virtues: Tayloring Christian Identity to a Secular Age,” Gregorianum 92/4 (2011), 687–707.

“The Significance of Aquinas’s Doctrine of Hope for a Contemporary Christian Humanism” (book chapter for AQUINAS AND HOPE, CUA Press)

“Post-traumatic Ecclesiology and the Restoration of Hope,” Theological Studies 72/2 (June 2011): 275–95.

THE PROMISE OF CHRISTIAN HUMANISM: THOMAS AQUINAS ON HOPE (Crossroad/Herder and Herder, 2012)
A study of the theological foundations of Christian humanism that brings the classic Thomistic understanding of the theological virtue of hope into conversation with the recent retrieval of Christian humanism by Charles Taylor and Nicholas Boyle. This book was one of the winners of the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.

"On Spe salvi: A Thomistic Critique of an Augustinian Encyclical" (Theological Studies, 71/2 (2010): 350-79)

"Retrieving the Hope of Christian Humanism: A Thomistic Reflection on the Thought of Charles Taylor and Nicholas Boyle." (Gregorianum, 90/4 (2009): 699-722). An earlier version of this article won the Catholic Theological Society of America’s 2008 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award to New Scholars.

Various entries in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, Blackwell. (2009) Grace, Christian Humanism, Hope, Sin, Mercy, Theological Virtues.

"Nicholas Boyle's Who Are We Now? Christian Humanism and the Global Market from Hegel to Heaney: an appraisal by a systematic theologian."
(Review Essay in Heythrop Journal, vol. 45.2: April 2004, 233-42)