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Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer Name: Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer
Senior Lecturer (Theology)
+613 9953 3553
Organisational Area
Faculty of Theology & Philosophy
National School of Theology
Building(250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 6-Room6.25
Biographical Information

BA (UKY), MA (Xavier), PhD (Theol) (St. Michael's), GCHE (ACU)

Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer is a researcher in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at ACU’s Melbourne campus.  His primary areas of interest are the theology of grace, interreligious dialogue, and the thought and legacy of Bernard J. F. Lonergan.


Recent Publications

co-author with Neil Ormerod. Foundational Theology: A New Approach to Catholic Fundamental Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress: forthcoming.

"Method, Meaning, and the Theologies of Religions." Irish Theological Quarterly 80 (2015): 30–55.

“The Unity of Salvation: Divine Missions, the Church, and World Religions.” Theological Studies 75 (2014): 260–83.

“Reading the Actio of Cognitional Acts in Bernard J.F. Lonergan and Joseph Owens.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2014): 81–102. 


Selected Publications

“Navigating the Circle of Interreligious Dialogue and Theologies of Religions.” Australian eJournal of Theology 19 (2012): 209–19.

“Living in the Artistry of God: Bernard Lonergan’s Interpretation of Thomist Volitional Theory.”  Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies 2 (2011): 163–86. 

“The Hermeneutics of Interiority: Transpositions in the Third Stage of Meaning.”  In Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Doran, S.J.  Edited by John D. Dadosky.  Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2009.  

“Insight into the Better Argument: Habermas and Lonergan.” Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 63 (2007): 415–39.

“Sanctifying Grace in a ‘Methodical Theology.’”  Theological Studies 68 (2007): 52–76.


Systematic Theology


Systematic Theology

Professional Memberships
  • Australian Catholic Theological Association, Treasurer 
  • Catholic Theological Society of America 
  • American Academy of Religion 

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