John Dadosky

John Dadosky

B.A.; M.A.; S.T.L.; Ph.D.; S.T.D.

Professor of Theology and Philosophy
Room 304; ext. 262

Teaching Level: Basic Degree, GCTS Full (Regular Faculty)
Specializations: Systematic Theology

Prof. Dadosky received his S.T.L. from Regis College (1999), Ph.D. from the University of St. Michael’s College (2001); S.T.D. from Regis College (2004). He joined the faculty in July 2001 and teaches systematic theology and philosophy.


Recent Awards: Visiting Professor, University of New Mexico (2010-2011)

  • Research Interests and Expertise

    • Philosophical Theology
    • Lonergan
    • Systematic Theology
    • Merton
    • Interreligious dialogue (with Buddhism)
    • Mariology

  • Courses

    • Philosophical Theology
    • Lonergan Studies
    • Systematic Theology
    • Faith and Culture
    • RGT6410HF – Ecclesiology
    • RGT3410HF – Ecclesiology
    • RGT6712HF – Theology as Biography
    • RGT3712HF – Theology as Biography
    • RGT2943HF – Social Faith, Eco-Justice and Transforming Beauty
    • RGT6530HS – Thought of Bernard Lonergan
    • RGT3530HS – Thought of Bernard Lonergan
    • RGT5578HF – Lonergan’s Method in Theology

  • Selected Publications



    • The Eclipse of Beauty and its Recovery: A Lonergan Approach. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.
    • The Structure of Religious Knowing: Encountering the Sacred in the Thought of Eliade and Lonergan. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2004.




    • Bernard Lonergan, A Second Collection, (with Robert Doran), Collected Works of Lonergan, Vol. 13 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).
    • Bernard Lonergan, A Third Collection, (with Robert Doran), Collected Works of Lonergan, Vol. 16 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, est. 2017).
    • Bernard Lonergan, Method in Theology, (with Robert Doran), Collected Works of Lonergan, Vol. 15 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, est. 2017).
    • Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Marquette University Press, 2009.
    • Mission, Inculturation, and Contextual Theology: Doran, S. J. Milwaukee, WI: Essays in Honour of Carl Starkloff, S.J. Special edition of the Toronto Journal of Theology 21/1 (Spring 2005).


    Recent essays


    • “ ‘God’s Eternal Yes!’: An Exposition and Development of Lonergan’s Psychological Analogy of the Trinity”, Irish Theological Quarterly (November, 2016).
    • “The Transformation of Suffering in Paul of the Cross, Lonergan, and Buddhism.” New Blackfriars 96/1065 (September 2015):542-563.
    • “Has Vatican II been Hermeneutered?: Recovering and Developing its Theological Achievements following Rahner and Lonergan,” Irish Theological Quarterly 79/4 (November, 2014), 327-49.
    • “Lonergan on Wisdom,” Irish Theological Quarterly 79/1 (February, 2014): 45-67.
    • Ecclesia de Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above,” 94/1049 New Blackfriars, (January, 2013): 64-78.
    • “Desire, Bias and Love: Revisiting Lonergan’s Philosophical Anthropology,” Irish Theological Quarterly, 77/3 (2012): 244-64
    • “Who/What is/are the Church(es)?” Heythrop Journal 52/5 (2011): 785-801.
    • “Woman Without Envy: Toward Re-conceiving the Immaculate Conception,” Theological Studies, 72/1 March (2011): 15-40.
    • Is There a Fourth Stage of Meaning?” Heythrop Journal, 51/5 (2010): 768–780.
    • “‘Naming the Demon’: The ‘Structure’ of Evil in Lonergan and Girard.” Irish Theological Quarterly. 2010 75/4 (November): 355-72. “Sacred Symbols as Explanatory: Geertz, Eliade and Lonergan,” Fu Jen International Religious Studies 4/1 (July, 2010): 22-43
    • “The Proof of Beauty: From Aesthetic Experience to the Beauty of God.” Analecta Hermeneutica, v. 2 (2010): 1-15.
    • “Methodological Presuppositions for Engaging the Other in a Post-Vatican II Church: Contributions from Ignatius and Lonergan.” Journal of Inter- Religious Dialogue (March, 2010): 9-24.

  • Currently Teaching