Huisking Professor of Theology
History of Christianity
B.A., 1974, and M.A., 1978, University College Dublin
M.A., 1983, M.Phil., 1984 and Ph.D., 1989, Yale University
Research and Teaching Interests
O'Regan specializes in systematic and historical theology. He has specific interests in the intersection of continental philosophy and theology, religion and literature, mystical theology, and postmodern thought. He has written The Heterodox Hegel, Gnostic Return in Modernity, and Gnostic Apocalypse: Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative. He has published numerous articles on such topics as the nature of tradition, negative theology, the sources of Hegel's thought and Hegel as a theological source, and on figures such as John Henry Newman and Hans Urs von Balthasar. O'Regan is currently working on books on Romanticism and Gnosticism and on Han Urs von Balthasar and postmodern thought.
Book: Gnostic Return in Modernity, New York 2001.
439 Malloy Hall