JOHN D. DADOSKY, B.A.; M.A.; S.T.L.; Ph.D.; S.T.D.

Associate Professor, Systematic Theology
Room 304; ext. 262

Prof. Dadosky received his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1989), M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton (1991), 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.

Select Publications


  • The Structure of Religious Knowing: Encountering the Sacred in Though of Eliade and Lonergan. Albany, NY: SUNY Press 2004.


  • Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Doran, S. J.  Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2009.
  • Mission, Inculturation, and Contextual Theology: Essays in Honour of Carl Starkloff, S.J. Special edition of the Toronto Journal of Theology 21/1 (Spring 2005).


  • "Lonergan on Wisdom," Irish Theological Quarterly 79/1 (2014), forthcoming.
  • Ÿ “Ecclesia de Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above,” 94/1049 New Blackfriars, (January, 2013): 64-78.
  • Ÿ “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.
  • “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).
  •  “Sacred Symbols as Explanatory: Geertz, Eliade and Lonergan,” Fu Jen International Religious Studies 4/1 (July, 2010).
  • “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.
  • Circumdata Varietate. The Multiple Dimensions of the Church: Towards an Explanatory Account.” New Blackfriars.  91/1033 (May, 2010): 267-285.
  • “Merton’s Dialogue with Zen: Pioneering or Passé?” Fu Jen International Religious Studies, Vol. 2 No. 1 (N. Summer 2008), 53-75.
  •  “Towards a Fundamental RE-Interpretation of Vatican II.” Heythrop Journal, 49 (September, 2008): 742-763
  • “The Official Church and the Church of Love in Balthasar’s Reading of John: An Exploration in Post-Vatican II Ecclesiology.” Studia Canonica, 41 (2007): 453-471
  • “Sacralization, Secularization, and Religious Fundamentalism.” Studies in Religious/Sciences Religieuses, 36.3-4 (Fall, 2007): 513-529.
  • “Walking in the Beauty of the Spirit: A Phenomenological and Theological Case Study of a Navajo Blessingway Ceremony.” Mission: Journal of Mission Studies/Revue des sciences de la mission, VI/2 (Fall 1999).
  • “The Dialectic of Religious Identity: Lonergan and Balthasar.” Theological Studies 60/1 (March 1999): 31-52. 

Areas of Enthusiasm

  • Ecclesiology and Mission
  • Buddhist-Christian Dialogue
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Religious identity in a pluralistic context (i.e. Fundamentalism).
  • Interfaith Dialogue—World Religions
  • The relationship between theology and religious studies
  • Philosophical foundations for interdisciplinary studies
  • Lonergan Studies
  • Religion and Culture
  • Theology of Beauty (Beauty as a transcendental notion)
  • Shamanism and Indigenous Healing Methods
  • Thomas Merton
  • Mariology


Faith and Culture; Ecclesiology; Eschatology; Lonergan's Insight, Lonergan's Method in Theology, Lonergan's Trinity; Philosophy and Theology of Beauty; Salvation and Nirvana: Comparitive Themes in Christian-Buddhist Dialogue.

Noteworthy & Regis Connections

John Dadosky delivers a presentation at Thomas More Institute, Montreal
John Dadosky Convenes CTSA Interest Group in St. Louis


The Official Church and the Church of Love in Balthasar’s Reading of John209.39 KB


  • RGT2341H Eschatology
  • RGT2712H Theology as Biography
  • RGT3410H Ecclesiology
  • RGT3530H Thought of Bernard Lonergan
  • RGT3570Y Lonergan's Insight
  • RGT3601H Faith and Culture
  • RGT3603H Salvation and Nirvana: Comparative Themes in Christianity and Buddhism
  • RGT3728H Philosophy & Theology of Beauty
  • RGT5223H Lonergan's Trinity
  • RGT5601H Faith and Culture
  • RGT5728H Philosophy & Theology of Beauty
  • RGT6410H Ecclesiology
  • RGT6530H Thought of Bernard Lonergan
  • RGT6570Y Lonergan's Insight
  • RGT6601H Faith and Culture
  • RGT6728H Philosophy & Theology of Beauty