President, European Society for Catholic Theology
Area of Expertise: Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Languages: English, German
Field of Work: Academia, Religious Leader, Think tank/Research center
Professor Eamonn Conway is a Roman Catholic priest and Head of Theology at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. He is currently President of the 800-member European Society for Catholic Theology. He studied philosophy and sociology at the National University Ireland and theology at the Pontifical University, Maynooth and Tűbingen University.
He was awarded a doctorate in theology in 1991 for work on Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Karl Rahner after which he taught at All Hallows College, Dublin, from 1991 – 1998. He served served for a year at the Western Theological Institute, Galway before being appointed in 1999 as Head of Theology and Religious Studies at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. In 2000 he co-founded the Centre for Culture, Technology & Values. His publications range from writings on Rahner and Balthasar to contemporary issues at the interface between Culture, Technology and Christian Faith. He has guest lectured in mainland Europe, Australia, the USA, Singapore and Cambodia.
Fr. Conway has served on the Irish Government’s Information Society Commission for which he chaired the Working Group on Ethics & Values in a Digital Age and was a member of the E-Futures and E-Learning Committees. He also served on the Irish Government’s Futures Ireland Advisory Panel.
He has experience of participation in radio and television programs and is a regular contributor to the print media.
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