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 DONALD J. GOERGEN, O.P.

St. Dominic’s Priory
3407  Lafayette Ave.
St. Louis MO 63104

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Ph.D. (Systematic Theology), Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
    • Dissertation: “Personality-in-Process and Teilhard de Chardin"
  • M.A. (Theology), Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, IA
  • B.A. (Latin, Philosophy, French), Loras College, Dubuque, IA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO
    • 2015  — Senior Fellow,
    • 2008 – present  —  Professor of Philosophy and Systematic Theology
    • 1996-1999— Associate Professor of Systematic Theology,
              
  • Tangaza Seminary, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
    • 1998 (Jan - May) — Visiting Professor
       
  •  Aquinas Institute, Dubuque, IA
    • 1971-1982 — Professor of Systematic Theology,

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 1999-2008     Co-founder. Co-ordinator, Dominican Ashram, Kenosha WI, Adrian, MI                

  • 1985-1994     Province of St. Albert the Great, USA

  • 1984-1985       Co-Director of the Parable Conference for Dominican Life and Mission

  • 1975-1981       Director and Regent of Studies for the Province of St. Albert the Great, USA

        

PUBLICATIONS

  • BOOKS
    • The Sexual Celibate (New York: Seabury Press, 1975).

    • "Process Thought and Ecumenical Theology," editor. Listening (Fall, 1979). Editorial by Donald Goergen. Articles by Bloesch, Culbertson, Ford, Hill, Hoppe, O'Meara, Pittenger, Schoonenberg.

    • The Power of Love (Chicago: Thomas More Press, 1979).

    •  A Theology of Jesus. 4 vols., now available from Wipf & Stock Publishers.

      •  Volume 1, The Mission and Ministry of Jesus. Originally Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, Inc., 1986;          

      •  Volume 2, The Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Originally Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, Inc, 1987;

      • Volume 3, The Jesus of Christian History.  Originally Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1992;

      • Volume 4, Jesus: Son of God, Son of Mary, Immanuel. Originally Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1994.

    • Editor, Being A Priest Today.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993

    • Letters to My Brothers and Sisters. Dublin: Dominican Publications, 1996.

    • Co-Editor, The Theology of Priesthood.   Collegeville,MN: The Liturgical    Press, 2000.

    • Fire of Love, Encountering the Holy Spirit.  New York: Paulist Press, 2006.

    • St. Dominic, The Story of a Preaching Friar. New York: Paulist Press, 2016.

  • SELECTED ARTICLES
    • "The Eucharistic Presence: A Process Perspective," The Teilhard Review 8 (1974), 16-23.

    • "Separation Anxiety and Celibate Friendship," Review for Religious 35 (March, 1976), 256-64.

    • "Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas on the 'Motive' of the Incarnation," The Thomist (1980), 523-38.

    • "The Desert as Reality and Symbol," Spirituality Today 34 (March, 1982), 70-79.

    • "Preaching and the Ncnordained," Spirituality Today 35 (Spring, 1983), 59-71.

    • "From Social Doctrine to Gospel Values and Signs of the Times," Spirituality Today 35 (Summer, 1983), 155-69.

    • "Dominican Obedience," Dominican Ashram 3 (Dec., 1984), 160-67.

    • "Thomas Aquinas and the Humanness of Jesus," Theology Digest, (Winter, 1985).

    • "Celibacy," in The New Dictionary of Theology, edited by Komonchak, Collins, and Lane. Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1987, 174-77.

    • "Presence to God, Presence to the World: Spirituality,: in The Praxis of Christian Experience, An Introduction to the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx, edited by Robert J. Schreiter and Mary Catherine Hilkert. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989, 86-100. New and revised edition, entitled  The Praxis of the Reign of God (New York: Fordham University Press, 2002).

    • "Celibacy, in Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling, edited by Rodney J. Hunter. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990, 133-135.

    • "Christ," in The New Dictionary of Catholic Spirituality, ed. by Michael Downey. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1993, 152-63.

    • "Calling Forth a Healthy Chaste Life," Review for Religious 57 (May-June 1998), 260-74.

    • “ La espiritualidad: retos para un nuevo milenio,” Alternativas, Revista de analisis y reflexion teologica,  no. 14 (2000), 107-22. Also published in English:“Spirituality: The Challenges for a New Millennium,” Dominican Ashram 20 (June 2001), 81-94; and also in Focus, 21, # 3, 2001,211-224.

    • “Preaching as Searching for God,” Dominican Ashram  19 (March, 2000),12-17.

    • “Retrieving the Practice of Silence,” Review for Religious 59 (Nov-Dec, 2000), 566-74.

    • “The Quest for the Christ of Africa,” African Christian Studies, Quarterly Journal of the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, 17/1 (March, 2001): 5-41.

    • “Regular Observance: Reflections of a Dominican Yogi,” Dominican Ashram 20 (March, 2001), 29-37.

    • “Dialogue and Truth,” Focus  21, # 2, 2001, 96-113. Also published in Spanish, “Dialogo y Verdad,” Ciencia Tomista 128 (Mayo-Agosto, 2001/2), 367-81.

    • “Becoming Contemplative,” in Priests and People (Spring, 2002).

    • “The Pillars Revisited,” in Spirituality, vol. 13, #73 (July/August, 2007), 235-42.

    • “Embracing Death,” in Spirituality, vol. 96 (May/June, 2011), 131-135.

    • “A Dialogue Between Thomas Aquinas and Sri Aurobindo,” in Sraddhã, v (April, 2012), 62-75.

 

AWARDS

  • Recipient of Barry University’s Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence, 2010.