An expert on Hans Urs von Balthasar, Dr. Kevin Mongrain earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University in 1999, and an M.A. in Theology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1992. His doctoral dissertation was on Balthasar, and he has published a monograph and several papers on Balthasar’s thought, including The Systematic Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar: An Irenaean Retrieval. Dr. Mongrain is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Newman Studies in Pittsburgh and the Ryan Endowed Chair of Newman Studies at Duquesne University. He is an active member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Academy of Religion. Before coming to Duquesne University, he taught at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and at the University of Notre Dame.
Praise for Kevin Mongrain
“Kevin Mongrain is a superb Balthasar scholar and, if possible, an even better teacher. He reads Balthasar from the inside, as it were as he thinks through Balthasar’s concern to unite high intellectual discourse with spirituality and concrete forms of Christian life.” – Anthony C. Sciglitano, Jr., Associate Professor, Seton Hall University
“Mongrain is a creative teacher and scholar who makes insightful, evocative connections among thinkers and ideas ancient and modern.” – William Cahoy, Ph.D., Dean, Saint John’s University School of Theology Seminary