MATTHEW LEVERING, Ph.D.
The James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.T.S., Duke University, Ph.D. Boston College. Previous appointments include Associate Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University, Myser Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, and Professor of Theology at the University of Dayton. Author of some twenty books including most recently Proofs of God: From Tertullian to Karl Barth; Natural Law: A Jewish-Christian-Islamic Trialogue (co-authored with David Novak and Anver Emon); Mary's Bodily Assumption; Paul in the Summa Theologiae; Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation; The Theology of Augustine;and Jesus and the Demise of Death. Co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology; Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition; and The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity. His interests include dogmatic, sacramental, and moral theology; Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and women mystical theologians; biblical and ecumenical theology; and the Second Vatican Council. He is Co-Editor of two quarterly journals, Nova et Vetera and International Journal of Systematic Theology. Since 2007, he has served as Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology; and since 2003 he has been active in Evangelicals and Catholics Together. At Mundelein Seminary, he directs the Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine. He is Co-Director of the Chicago Theological Initiative.