Cyril O’Regan, the Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed a faculty fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, announced Christopher Fox, Professor of English and Director of the Institute.
Professor O’Regan specializes in systematic and historical theology. He has specific interests in the intersection of continental philosophy and theology, religion and literature, mystical theology, and postmodern thought.
He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University College Dublin, and master of arts, master of philosophy, and doctoral degrees from Yale University.
Professor O’Regan’s most recent book is Anatomy of Misremembering: Von Balthasar’s Response to Philosophical Modernity. Volume 1: Hegel. Earlier books include The Heterodox Hegel, Gnostic Return in Modernity, and Gnostic Apocalypse: Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative. He has published numerous articles on such topics as the nature of tradition, negative theology, the sources of Hegel’s thought and Hegel as a theological source.
He is presently completing the second volume of Anatomy of Misremembering, which treats von Balthasar’s relation to Heidegger. On completion of this volume, he will return to his project on Gnosticism and, in particular, to books he has been writing on German Idealism and German and English Romanticism.
As a Keough-Naughton fellow, Professor O’Regan plans to explore two themes: Sacrament and sign in the work of James Joyce, and metaphysical deliberations in the poetry of Thomas Kinsella.
There are now 29 faculty fellows from 12 departments across the College of Arts and Letters and the Mendoza College of Business in the Keough-Naughton Institute. Through its faculty fellows, the Institute fully engages with Irish history, literature, culture, thought, and politics in its many manifestations.
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