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Mark McInroy

Associate Professor
Degree
Th.D. Harvard Divinity School
Office
JRC 122
Phone
(651) 962-5315
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5315
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Education 

Th.D., Harvard Divinity School, 2009

M.Div., Harvard Divinity School, 2002

B.A., Southwestern University, 1996

 Professional Experience                  

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, University of St. Thomas                 

Postdoctoral Research Associate to the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity, 2010–2011              

 Selected Publications

Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).  (Winner of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, 2015)

“Rechtfertigung als Theosis: Zur neueren Diskussion über die Lutherdeutung der Finnischen Schule” [Justification as Theosis: Recent Discussions of the Finnish School of Luther Interpretation], Catholica (Münster) 66 (2012): 1-18

 “Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar,” in Paul Gavrilyuk and Sarah Coakley, eds., The Spiritual Senses: Perceiving God in Western Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 257-274

 “Origen of Alexandria,” in Paul Gavrilyuk and Sarah Coakley, eds., The Spiritual Senses: Perceiving God in Western Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 20-35

 “Karl Barth and Personalist Philosophy: A Critical Appropriation,” Scottish Journal of Theology 64 (2011): 45-63

 Selected Presentations

“Reassessing Origen’s ‘Doctrine of the Spiritual Senses.’”  Paper presented at Patristic Seminar, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, May 2011

“The Significance of the Spiritual Senses for Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, November 2008

 “Karl Barth and Personalist Philosophy: A Critical Appropriation.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Karl Barth Society of North America, San Diego, November 2007

 “‘Spiritual Senses,’ Natural, and Supernatural in Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics.”  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, November 2005

Professional Societie

American Academy of Religion

Catholic Theological Society of America

Society for the Study of Theology

North American Patristics Society

Karl Barth Society of North America

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 452 - 01 Theology & Beauty M - W - - - - 1215 - 1615 MHC 207

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1615

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

30540 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

Is beauty "in the eye of the beholder"? Are "beauty" and "prettiness" synonymous? Are "beauty" and "ugliness" opposites? Might beauty still be considered a transcendental aspect of being along with the true and the good? Is it possible that Beauty is a name for God, or a means by which God reveals God's self in the created order? This course examines a variety of theological approaches to these questions, both ancient and modern. It also explores the implications of varying answers to these questions for the arts, and for lives of faith. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 200 - 01 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10120 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 200 - 02 Christian Belief: Ancient/Cont - T W R F - - 1300 - 1600

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1600

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10162 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark J. McInroy

This course introduces systematic theology, a discipline that tries to understand how Christian doctrines are interrelated with each other and with other beliefs about the world. It explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of the most significant doctrines in Catholic and Protestant traditions, emphasizing the relationship of scripture, tradition, experience, and reason as sources for Christian theology. The course is structured on the classical "system" of the Nicene Creed, and will focus on the ongoing formation of the doctrines of God, Christ, the Spirit, creation, sin, salvation, and Church. Special emphasis will be given to the role of grace in history and human experience. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)