VERY REVEREND ROBERT BARRON,  M.A. (Phil.),  S.T.D.

VERY REVEREND ROBERT BARRON, M.A. (Phil.), S.T.D.

Very Reverend Robert Barron became Rector/President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary on July 1, 2012. Fr. Barron was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1986.  He served as associate pastor of Saint Paul of the Cross Parish before undertaking post-graduate studies in France.  Upon completion of his doctorate, he joined the faculty of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary.  Father Barron has held a number of positions at Mundelein, including chairperson and professor in the Department of Systematic Theology and associate director of the Doctor of Ministry Program.  Additionally, Father Barron founded Word on Fire, a Catholic evangelism ministry.  He is the author of eight books, including  The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path, Creation as Discipleship,  A Study of the DePotentia of Thomas Aquinas in Light of the Dogmatik of Paul Tillich, Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, And Now I See:  A Theology of Transformation, Heaven in Stone and Glass and Bridging the Great Divide and The Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ and of the Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism. Articles on theology and the spiritual life have appeared in numerous journals. 

M.A., Catholic University of America; S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.D., Institut Catholique de Paris. Former Associate Pastor at St. Paul of the Cross Parish. A member of the Catholic Theology Society of America, G.K. Chesterton Society, Paul Tillich Society. Author of The Strangest Way: Walking the Christian Path, Creation as Discipleship, A Study of the DePotentia of Thomas Aquinas in Light of the Dogmatik of Paul Tillich, Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation, Heaven in Stone and Glass and Bridging the Great Divide, Word on Fire: Proclaiming the Power of Christ and The Priority of Christ: Toward a Post - Liberal Catholicism and the recently published Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith. His articles on theology and the spiritual life have appeared in numerous journals. Father Barron is also creator and host of “Catholicism”, a ten-part documentary on the Catholic faith, and he is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a media group dedicated to the new evangelization.

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