Rev Dr McEvoy’s theological interests are grounded in a theological and philosophical anthropology derived from the works of Kark Rahner and the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor. He is Australia’s leading exponent of a theology of childhood which aims to foreground theologically informed understandings of the dignity of children, acknowledging them as competent and accomplished beings. His work is particularly relevant for those seeking to develop and advance appropriate cultures for the care of children within Catholic school systems.
Rev Dr McEvoy is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, lectures in systematic theology, and is a priest of the Adelaide Archdiocese. For almost two decades prior to 2014 he taught at the Catholic Theological College and Flinders University Department of Theology. His doctoral thesis was in the fields of theological and philosophical anthropology, studying the works of Karl Rahner and Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor. His current research studies the place of religion in the contemporary West and the church's understanding of its role·and social relationships in that context. In progress is a monograph on culture, transcendence, and violence today, provisionally titled Believing in a Secular Age.
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