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Dr Peter Admirand

Theology, Philosophy, & Music

Name: Dr Peter Admirand
Department: Theology, Philosophy, & Music
Work Area: Theology and Philosophy
Role: Lecturer
Phone Number: 01 700 7486
Email Address: peter.admirand@dcu.ie
Room: AHC S106
Campus: DCU All Hallows Campus

Biographical Details

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. 

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