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Bernard McGinn Lecture @ Catholic Leadership Centre, Melbourne (29th April, 2015): "St Teresa: Contemplative in Action"

Yesterday evening I attended a Lecture organised by the Carmelite Centre Melbourne by Emeritus Professor Bernard McGinn (of Chicago University Divinity School) as part of the 5th centenary celebrations of the Birth of Teresa of Avila. 512 more words

Personal Research

[Upcoming Paper] Ecstasy in Rhineland Mysticism: Albert the Great, Meister Eckhart and Henry Suso on the concept of rapture

I will be presenting a paper exploring the concept of ecstasy in Rhineland Mysticism at the Varieties of Ecstasy Workshop at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, Monash University, Caulfield held July 26th-27th. 350 more words

Current Research

Denys the Carthusian: Opera Omnia Online

I’ve been researching the theology of the Carthusians lately, in order to better understand how the monastic attitude towards silence developed. I’ve come across a number of very useful resources, but I found it very surprising to discover that there is yet to be a good critical edition of the many works Denys the Carthusian (1402-1471). 266 more words

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Philosophy Class Discussions (Part IV): Thomas Aquinas & The Five Ways (The Cosmological Argument)

It’s time for Part IV of my class discussions from Philosophy. We jumped to a different subject/philosopher here: Thomas Aquinas and The Five Arguments for the existence of (the Judeo-Christian) God. 1,511 more words


Putting Plotinus back in the jungle

At long last, I have turned in the first chapter of my dissertation.  I have a concern that it is too long at 74 pages, with a 4 page introduction, but I will let my adviser decide that.  1,108 more words

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