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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Douglas Finn

theology department

Douglas Finn

Assistant Professor

Stokes N345
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3817
Fax: 617-552-0794

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Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.T.S., University of Notre Dame
A.B., Wabash College

Research Interests

Patristics, Nineteenth Century theology and philosophy, Augustine, John Chrysostom, Hegel, Trinitarian theology, Scriptural exegesis, Religious narrative and subjectivity


Introduction to Early Christian Theology
Perspectives on Western Culture
Augustine's Confessions
Augustine: Life and Thought

Recent Publications

“The Holy Spirit and the Church in the Earliest Augustine: An Analysis of the Character of Monnica in the Cassiciacum Dialogues” Studia Patristica (forthcoming)

“Expressing the Inexpressibility of God: A Trinitarian-Ecclesiological Reading of Augustine's De catechizandis rudibus” Augustiniana (forthcoming)

“Resting on Tears: The Trinity, the Sacraments, and Grief in Augustine's Confessions” Augustiniana (forthcoming)

“Spiritual Consumption: Eating and the Christian Eucharist in Hegel” Owl of Minerva (forthcoming)

“Holy Spirit and Church in the Early Augustine” Augustiniana 64 (2014): 153-86

“Sympathetic Philosophy: The Christian Response to Suffering according to John Chrysostom's Commentary on Job” in Suffering and Evil in Early Christian Thought, ed. Nonna Verna Harrison and David Hunter (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2016).