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Theology & Religious Studies Full-time and Part-time staff

L-R: Dr. Myra Hayes, (Part-time), Dr. Cyprian Love, (Glenstal) Dr. Jonathan Burroughs, (St. Patrick's College, Thurles),  Dr. Patrick Connolly, Dr. Rik Van Nieuwenhove, Professor Eamonn Conway, (Head of Department, Theology & Religious Studies), Dr. Éamonn Fitzgibonn, (Director, The Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies), Dr. Thomas Finegan, (St. Patrick's College, Thurles), Dr. Eugene Duffy, Fr. Michael Wall and Dr. Mary T. Brien (part-time).

 Academic Staff Profiles

Professor Eamonn Conway

Qualifications:

BA (NUI), BD, STL, DD (Maynooth)

Position:

Head of Theology & Religious Studies

Research Interests:

The works of Karl Rahner and Hans Urs Von Balthasar; faith and culture, especially the interface between culture, technology and religion; the profile and status of theology at third and fourth levels. 

Telephone: +353 61 204353

Email: eamonn.conway@mic.ul.ie

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Dr Patrick Connolly

Qualifications:

BSc (NUI), BD, STL (Maynooth), JCL (Gregorian), JCD (St. Paul), PhD (Ottawa)

Position:

Senior Lecturer & Assistant Registrar

Research Interests:

Canon law and its relationship to sacramental theology and ecclesiology. Christianity and wider society, morality and civil law, and church and state relations.

Telephone: +353 61 204575

Email: patrick.connolly@mic.ul.ie

 

Dr Rik Van Nieuwenhove

Qualifications:

BLaw, MA (Ghent), MPhil (Leuven), PhD (TCD)

Position: 

Lecturer in Theology.

Research Interests:

Medieval theology (including Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure); medieval spirituality (with specific attention to the spirituality of the Low Countries, including Jan van Ruusbroec); theology of the Trinity; theories of salvation; the relation between theology and art.

Telephone: +353 61 204547

Email: rik.vannieuwenhove@mic.ul.ie

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Eugene Duffy

Dr Eugene Duffy

Qualifications:

BA (NUI), BD, STL (Maynooth), DD (Milltown)

Position:

Lecturer

Research Interests:

Ecclesiology, especially the history and development of collegiality in Church structures; pastoral renewal and development, particularly in the Irish context; theologies of ministry; New Testament Christology; sacraments of initiation.

Telephone: +353 61 204968

Email: eugene.duffy@mic.ul.ie

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Rev Michael Wall

Qualifications:

BA (NUI), BD, STL (Maynooth)

Position:

Lecturer & College Chaplain

Research Interests:

Ecclesiology, moral theology, medical ethics, business ethics

Telephone: +353-86-2550436

Email: michael.wall@mic.ul.ie 

 

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Dr. Thomas Finegan

Qualifications:

BTh (Maynooth), MA (NUI), PhD (TCD)

Position:

Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

Research Interests:

The principle of double effect (with particular reference to the work of Bratman, Anscombe and Boyle); bioethics; human rights theory; church and state/religion and law (especially in relation to religious freedom, education and debates concerning perfectionism); natural law theory; theological and philosophical anthropology (especially in relation to human dignity and personhood)

Email: thomas.finegan@mic.ul.ie

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Rev Dr Éamonn Fitzgibbon

Qualifications:

BA (NUI ), BD (Maynooth), MA (UL), D Min (Milltown, UCD)

Position: Director, The Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies

Research Interests:

Synods and Synodality. Pastoral Development and Renewal. The Theology of Vatican II, Ministry (Lay and Ordained), Leadership in the Church, The Priesthood of the Faithful. The Theology of John Macquarrie particularly his Christology.

Telephone: +353 876921191

Email: eamonn.fitzgibbon@mic.ul.ie

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Associate Faculty

Dr Jonathan Burroughs

Qualifications:

BATh, MTh, PhD (Maynooth)

Position:

Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

Research Interests:

The Interpretation of the New Testament and its Reception (particularly the Synoptic Gospels); the Pneumatologies of the Bible (especially the Gospel of Matthew); the Writings of Emmanuel Levinas; the Use of the Bible in Education.

Telephone: +353 (0) 504 20537

Email: jonathan.burroughs@mic.ul.ie

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Dr Fintan Lyons,OSB

Qualifications:

BSc (NUI), MA (Hull), STL (Lateran), PhD (QUB)

Position:

Lecturer (part time)

Research Interests:

Theology of the Reformation, Ecumenical Theology, Liturgical Theology
Member of the Pentecostal-Roman catholic International Commission

Telephone: +353 61 621075

Email: fintan@glenstal.org

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Dr Cyprian Love, OSB

Qualifications:

BD (London), MMus, PhD (Hull), F.R.C.O., F.T.C.L., A.R.C.M., L.R.A.M.

Position:

Lecturer (part time)

Research Interests:

Benedictine monasticism; liturgy; liturgical music; hymnody; the pipe organ in liturgy; theology and the arts; ecclesiology, especially authority in the Church; ecumenism, especially Anglican/Roman Catholic dialogue; philosophical issues surrounding spontaneity and improvisation; aspects of the science/religion dialogue.

Telephone: +353 61 386103

Email: cyprian@glenstal.org

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Myra

Dr Myra Hayes

Qualifications:

BA (UL), MA (UL), PhD (UL)

Position:

Lecturer (part time)

Research Interests:

Gospel of John, Paul's Letter to the Romans in the context of Salvation of Israel, and Biblical Themes in Stained Glass Windows in an Irish Context.

Email: Myra.Hayes@mic.ul.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Mary T. Brien PBVM

Qualifications:

PhD (UL), MA Biblical Studies (GTU Berkeley CA), MA Linguistics (UCC), BA German and English (UCC), Degrees/Diplomas in Languages (University of London), Theology and Catechetics (UCC)

Position:

Lecturer (part time)

Research Interests:

The Pauline Corpus, Intertextuality, Second Temple Judaism, Greco-Roman influences on Paul and on other NT writers, The Psalms of Israel. Johannine Studies, Sacred Scripture and Liturgy. Church Music

Email: Mary.Brien@mic.ul.ie

 

  

 

Dr Noel Hession OSA

Qualifications:

BA (UCD); STB (Augustinianum), STL (Dogma: Gregorian), PhD (Milltown)

Position:

Lecturer (part time)

Research Interests:

Ecclesiology, The Ministry of the Laity, The Parish, Leadership in the Church, Theological Anthropology, Eschatology

Email: Noel.Hession@mic.ul.ie

 

Paul Gadie

Dr Paul Gadie

Qualifications:

MPhil (UWL); PhD (UL)

Position:

Lecturer (part time)

Research Interests:

The Second Vatican Council; The episcopal governance role of the bishop: historical and contemporary; Pope John XXIII’s episcopal vision at Vatican II.

Email: Paul.Gadie@mic.ul.ie 

  

 

Departmental Assistants

 

Godfrey Katumba

Qualifications:

Dip in Phil (KNS); B.Phil (MUK); Dip in Theol (GNS); B.Div (MUK); MA (UL); Current PhD student

Position:

Departmental Assistant

Research Interests:

Vatican II eucharsitic theology, especially its relation to the International Eucharistic Congresses; The sacraments of Christian initiation, with particular interest in the way they are currently understood in Kampala Ecclesiastical Province (Uganda); Religious Education in Uganda.

Email: Godfrey.Katumba@mic.ul.ie

 Telephone: +353 61 204379

Administrative Support

Ms Deirdre Franklin

Arts Faculty Office

Telephone: +353 61 204507

Email: deirdre.franklin@mic.ul.ie

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