Dr Maeve Louise Heaney
STB, STL, STD
Dr. Maeve Louise Heaney is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and Director of the Xavier Centre for Theological Formation at Australian Catholic University. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she is a consecrated missionary of a Catholic Institute for consecrated life, the Verbum Dei Community. She completed her Bachelors in theology at the Instituto Teológico San Pablo Apóstol, in Madrid, affiliated to the Pontifical Urbanian University, and her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome. During that time, she taught both at the Gregorian and at the Rome Base of the Catholic University of Dallas. She was Bannan Fellow 2011-2012 at Santa Clara University, California, teaching at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley. As a musician and composer, she interweaves the fields of theological aesthetics, spirituality and the arts.
Music as Theology: What Music Says about the Word. Princeton Theological Monograph Series of Pickwick Publications, Oregon, 2012.
"A Hermeneutical Exploration of The Revelatory Text of John 4:1-42, In Performative Key". Theological Studies (forthcoming).
"The Power of Attraction: Beauty&rsquos Apology". Intercom. A Catholic Pastoral and Liturgical Resource, Ireland, July 2018.
"Music's Multilayered Subversion of the Word. Literature and Theology (2017) 31 (2): 200-214. Written in collaboration with Dr Roger Hillman.
"New Styles" in Carlos Alberto Moreira Azevedo, Richard Rouse (ed.) Chiesa e compositori Parole e Suoni (Rome: Aracne editrice, forthcoming).
"From the Particular to the Universal: Musings of a Woman Theologian". In Catholic Women Speak Network (ed.).  Shared Visions: Women Responding to God's Call (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, July 2018).
"Mercy, Music, and the Prophetic Voice of Theology: Jon Sobrino&rsquos Extra Pauperes Nulla Salus&rdquo, in O'Connor, Michael, Hyun-Ah Kim, and Christina Labriola. Music, Theology, and Justice (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017).
"Music in Contemporary Culture: Some implications for our celebration of the Eucharist". The Summit Vol. 43, No. 4, (November 2016).
"Music and Theological Method: A Lonerganian Perspective. Theological Studies (September 2016).
"When the Studio Becomes the Study: Conflicting Patterns of Consciousness". ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2, (July 2016).
"The Cosmic Song of &lsquoLaudato Si&rsquo. Theological and Liturgical Implications". Liturgy News 2015 45 (3), September, 2015.
"Can Music Mirror God? A Theological-Hermeneutical Exploration of Music in the Light of Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel" in Religions 2014, 5(2), 361-384, published on April 1, 2014 doi: 10.3390/rel5020361.
"Musical Space: Living &lsquoIn-between the Artistic and Christian Callings". In Secular Music and Sacred Theology, ed. Tom Beaudoin. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013.
"Music as Locus Theologicus: an Expression of Harmonic Grace." In The Acta of the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Theology Symposium: The Ecclesiology of Communion Fifty Years after the Opening of Vatican II. Dublin: Veritas, 2013.
Nel Frattempo, CD of 10 original compositions. Merlino Edizioni Musicali, 2012.
"The Eloquence of Music in Contemporary Culture.&rdquo In Theology, Volume 114 Issue 3, May 2011.
Theological Aesthetics Music as Theology Theopoetics Fundamental Theology Systematic Theology Preaching
Catholic Culture, Practical Theology, Spirituality, Systematic Theology.
- Australian Catholic Theological Association (ACTA)
- The Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies (SARTS),
- The European Society of Catholic Theology (ESCT),
- The Catholic Theological Association of America,
- The American Academy of Religion (AAR),
- MusicTheology:  an international network for those working in the research of both areas spearheaded by Durham University, England called
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