Rev Dr Oliver James Keenan OP

Commuting Lector

Fr Oliver teaches Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology at Blackfriars. He has recently completed his doctorate at the University (under the supervision of Professor Graham Ward). His doctoral work outlined a semantic ontology for Christian dogmatics, developing the philosophy of Michael Polanyi. He specialises in the theology of the twentieth-century, particularly Catholic receptions of Karl Barth, and is currently working on a project exploring the metaphysics of Jesus’s humanity within a semantic perspective.

In addition to his work at Blackfriars, he is a Translation Fellow of the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary; a Trustee of the Eckhart Society; and the Catholic Chaplain to Imperial College, London.

Select publications: ‘Theological Epistemology in Eckhart’s First Parisian Question’, Medieval Mystical Theology. 22.1 (2013): 27-44; ‘Sacrament of the Dynamic Transcendence of Christianity’: Cornelius Ernst on the Church, New Blackfriars. 94 (2013): pp. 396-414.

For further details visit Fr Oliver’s Academia page.