John S. Dunne
John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology
A.B., University of Notre Dame, 1951
S.T.D., Gregorian University, 1958
Eternal Consciousness. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2012.
The Circle Dance of Time, Notre Dame 2010
Deep Rythm and the Riddles of Eternal LIfe, Notre Dame 2008
The Road of the Heart's Desire: An Essay on the Cycles of Story and Song, Notre Dame 2002.
Reading the Gospel, Notre Dame 2000, 168 pp.
The Mystic Road of Love, Notre Dame 1999, 178 pp.
The Music of Time. Words and Music and Spiritual Friendship, Notre Dame 1997.
I see my life as a journey in time. My first stage on life's way begins at home (in Waco!), learning from my father to love words (reading) and from my mother to love music (piano), and ends on my 'hill of dreams' away from home (in Austin) when I set out on my spiritual adventure. My second goes from study at Notre Dame to study in Rome, from joining the Holy Cross Fathers to becoming a priest to coming back again to teach at Notre Dame.
My third is one of teaching and one of writing my first trilogy of books, coming to an epilogue in my lectures at Yale (Time and Myth). My fourth begins with two pilgrimages to Jerusalem, my lectures at Oxford (The Reasons of the Heart), goes on through a voyage up the Amazon, a pilgrimage to the Ayasofya in Istanbul, a second trilogy of books ending with an epilogue (The Homing Spirit) after another journey to Jerusalem. And my present stage begins with my return to music, composing song and dance cycles, and goes on to writing a third trilogy of books ending with an epilogue (The Mystic Road of Love) and a new beginning, Reading the Gospel.
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