Edward T. Oakes, S.J., Ph.D.is Chester
& Margaret Paluch Professor of Theology at the University of St. Mary of
the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, the Catholic seminary for the Archdiocese of
Chicago. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order) in 1966 and was
ordained a priest in 1979. He earned his doctorate in systematic theology from
Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1987 and taught six years in the
Religious Studies Program at New York University and six years at Regis
University in Denver, Colo. He is the author of Pattern of Redemption: The
Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar (New York: Continuum, 1997), the editor
of German Essays on Religion (Continuum, 1994) and the co-editor, with
David Moss of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar.
He is currently at work on a book on evolutionary theory tentatively titled, Radical
Naturalism: An Essay in Darwinian Platonism. Published work on this theme
include the essays "The American Aristotle," "Original Sin: A
Disputation," and "The Blind Programmer," all of which appeared
in the monthly journal of opinion First Things.
Oakes, Edward T. Pattern of Redemption:
The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Continuum Publishing Group: 1997.
Oakes, Edward T. (Ed.). German Essays
on Religion. Continuum Publishing Group: 1994.
Von Balthasar, Han Urs. Edward T. Oakes
(Translator). Explorations in Theology: Spirit and Institution. Ignatius
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