Christopher Mooney

Christopher  Mooney


Primary Field of Study: History of Christianity
Secondary Field of Study: Systematic Theology

Research Interests

Augustine and Augustinian Thought, Faith and Reason, Grace and Justification, Patristic Theology, especially Soteriology and Trinitarian Theology, History of Biblical Interpretation


B.A., Georgetown University (Classics)

M.A.R., Yale Divinity School (History of Christianity)

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (Theology)


Christopher Mooney is an historical theologian, specializing in Augustine and Augustinian theology in the Latin tradition. His teaching and research encompasses early Christian theology, the theology of faith and justification, and the history of biblical interpretation. His dissertation studied the growth of Augustine's theology of faith as the key to his account of justification. He has taught Foundations of Theology as a Notebaert Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and was previously head of the Latin department at a classical school. His teaching focuses on the illumination and revitalization of theology through the study of early Christianity. Dr. Mooney's published research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Theological Studies and the Journal of Early Christian Studies, among others. It has examined Augustine on forgiveness, the history of James 2:24, Irenaeus' theology of Scripture and tradition, and John Henry Newman on the nature of revelation and development.


"iustitia fidei: The Development of Augustine's Account of Justification by Faith"