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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Rev. Robert P. Imbelli

theology department

Robert Imbelli

Associate Professor Emeritus

Stokes N336
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-8298
Fax: 617-552-0794

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Curriculum Vitae


M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
S.T.L., Gregorian University, Rome
A.B., Fordham University

Research Interests

Christology; Trinitarian theology; spirituality


Exploring Catholicism: Tradition and Transformation I & II
Encountering God in Classics of Spirituality
The Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI
Twentieth Century Catholic Trinitarian Theology
Jesus Christ and Human Transformation
Theology and Spirituality in von Balthasar

Selected Publications

Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization (Liturgical Press: 2014): First Place Award: Association of Catholic Publishers 2015.

“The Radical Newness of Jesus Christ in the Life and Ministry of the Diocesan Priest,” in The Priest and Theological Study, ed. James Keating (IPF Publications: 2015).

“Benedict and Francis,” in Go Into the Streets: The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis, ed. Thomas Rausch and Richard Gaillardetz (Paulist Press: 2015).

“The Christocentric Mystagogy of Benedict XVI,” in Communio (Spring 2015).

Christ brings all Newness: the Irenaean Vision of Evangelii Gaudium,” in PATH (Journal of the Pontifical Academy of Theology) (vol 13: 2014).

“The Heart Has Its Reasons: Giving an Account of the Hope that Is in Us,” in Handing on the Faith, ed Matthew Sutton and William Portier (Orbis Press: 2014)

“The Heart Has Its Reasons: Giving an Account of the Hope that Is in Us,” Origins, 43, 7 (June 20, 2013).

“Receiving Vatican II: Renewing the Christic Center” (Lonergan Workshop: 2012)

“Refashioning Catholic Imagination,” America, vol 203, no 7 (September 27, 2010).

“Newman e il Vaticano Secondo,” Osservatore Romano (September 16, 2010).

“L’immagine indica la via della realtà,” Osservatore Romano (April 21, 2010).

“Courageous Witness,” Commonweal (March 12, 2010).


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