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Kevin Mongrain, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Newman Studies

211 North Dithridge
Phone: 412.681.4375


Ph.D., Religious Studies, Yale University, 1999
M.A., Theology, St. John's University, 1992
B.A., Political Science, St. John's University, 1989

The Systematic Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar: An Irenaean Retrieval. New York: Crossroad-Herder Publishing Company, 2002.

 -Poetics and Doxology: Von Balthasar on Poetic Resistance to Modernity's Turn to the Subject.' Pro Ecclesia. 16/4 (Winter 2007), pp. 381-415.

  -Newman on Theology and Contemplative Receptivity in the Liberal Arts.' Newman Studies Journal, 4/2 (Fall 2007), pp. 11-21.

 -John Henry Newman on Ecclesial Spiritual Life.' Newman Studies Journal. 5.1 (2008), pp. 19-34.

 -Rule-Governed Christian Gnosis: Hans Urs von Balthasar on Valentin Tomberg's Meditations on the Tarot.' Modern Theology 25:2 (April 2009), pp. 285-314.

-The Eyes of Faith: Newman's Critique of Arguments from Design.' Newman Studies Journal 6:1 (Spring 2009), pp. 68-86.

"John Henry Newman on Liberal Learning and Openness to the Mystery of Creation

in The Idea of a University," in Substance, Judgment, and Evaluation: Seeking the Worth of a Liberal Arts, Core Text Education, edited by J. Scott Lee, Patrick Flynn, et. al. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2010, pp. 23-30.

 -Reasonable Religion: Intelligent Design as the New Preambula Fidei?- Heythrop Journal 52:2 (March 2011), 191-210.

 -Worship in Spirit and Truth:  Louis-Marie Chauvet's Sacramental Reading of John 4:21-24- in The Multivalence of Biblical Texts and Theological Meaning, eds. Christine Helmer and Lincoln Galloway. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2006, pp. 125-144.

-Von Balthasar's Way from Doxology to Theology- Theology Today 64/1 (2007), pp. 58-70.


Catholic Systematic Theology, with a focus on the works of Hans Urs von Balthasar, John Henry Newman, and Ren- Girard.