Dr Peter Admirand
Theology, Philosophy, & Music
|Name:||Dr Peter Admirand|
|Department:||Theology, Philosophy, & Music|
|Work Area:||Theology and Philosophy|
|Phone Number:||01 700 7486|
|Campus:||DCU All Hallows Campus|
Dr Peter Admirand is author of Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology (2012), and editor of Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2014; paperback 2015). He is a Lecturer in Theology and the Coordinator of the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue. He also serves as the Coordinator of the Fourth Year BRELED Religious Studies Research Paper and is a Co-Chair of the Irish Council of Christians and Jews. He has recently completed his next major manuscript, entitled Humbling Faith: Brokenness, Doubt, Dialogue—What Can Unite Atheists, Theists, and Nontheists, which will be published by Cascade Books in 2018.
He has a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin; a M.A. in Theology (Ethics) from Boston College; a M.A. in British and American Literature from Georgetown University; and a B.A. in English from The Catholic University of America. Previously he served as an Interim Programme Coordinator for the M.Phil in Ecumenics Programme at the Irish School of Ecumenics and lectured in peace studies, ethics, and interfaith dialogue. He also was an adjunct lecturer in English Departments at Pratt Institute, Queen’s College (CUNY), York College (CUNY), St John’s University, and Lasell College. He was in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in California in 1998-1999.
His publications and research interests are in the areas of interreligious dialogue; religion and literature; testimonies of mass atrocity; trauma and witness studies; Holocaust poetry; religious pluralism and secular studies; postcolonial theology; Christianity and the world religions; post-Holocaust Jewish thought; liberation theology; forgiveness, justice, and the unforgivable; memory and ethics; the Bible as literature; theodicy; war and peace; Jewish-Christian dialogue; the representation of God and theological themes in literature; and atheism and secular humanism.
Originally from New York, he moved to Ireland with his family in 2004. Aside from work and enjoying life with his wife and 5 kids, Dr Admirand likes playing soccer and basketball, travelling, jogging with his dog (while listening to books on audible), and…it can’t be denied, playing PS4 games and still reading the old comic book or two. He welcomes PhD inquiries and conference and media requests.