Dr Rohan Curnow

Curnow 

Dr Rohan Curnow

Qualifications
Doctor of Sacred Theology (Summa cum laude), Collegium Christi Regis, Toronto (2014)
Doctor of Theology, Regis College and University of Toronto (2011)
Licentiate in Sacred Theology (Summa cum laude), Collegium Christi Regis, Toronto (2009)
Advanced Diploma in Lonergan Studies (Summa cum laude), Regis College, Toronto (2009)
Master of Theology (Theology), Sydney College of Divinity (Catholic Institute of Sydney) (2006)
Master of Arts (Theology), Australian Catholic University (Signadou) (2001)
Bachelor of Theology (Theology and Biblical Studies), Australian Catholic University (Signadou) (2003)
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Australian National University (1998)

 

Areas of Research Interest
Anthropology, Methodology, Latin American Liberation Theology, Historical Jesus Studies and Systematic Christology

 

Personal
I completed the earlier tranche of my tertiary education in Canberra at the Australian National University and the Australian Catholic University. Three semesters in Sydney saw me complete a Master of Theology at the Catholic Insitute of Sydney before heading back to Canberra to teach at ACU for eighteen months. I read for my doctorate at Regis College at the University of Toronto from 2006. I joined the faculty at the Catholic Institute of Sydney as a lecturer in theology upon my return to Australia in 2010.

I am a member of
Alpha Sigma Nu and an Affiliate Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. I served as the Secretary of the Australian Catholic Theological Association from 2012–2015 and I was its Vice President from 2016–2019. I was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Lonergan Institute at Boston College for Semester 2, 2016.

At CIS I held the position of Academic Registrar from 2013 until early 2016 at which time I was appointed Academic Dean. In 2018 I was appointed to the position of Deputy President at CIS. 

 

Select Publications
Curnow, Rohan. “Which Preferential Option for the Poor? A History of the Doctrine’s Bifurcation”. Modern Theology 31:1 (2015), 29–59.

Curnow, Rohan. The Preferential Option for the Poor: A Short History and a Reading Based on the Thought of Bernard Lonergan (Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2014).

Curnow, Rohan. “Stirrings of the Preferential Option for the Poor at Vatican II: The Work of the ‘Group of the Church of the Poor.” Australasian Catholic Record 89:4 (2012), 420–32.

Curnow, Rohan. “History, Society, and the Hermeneutics of the Poor: A Preliminary Exploration of the Understanding of the Preferential Option for the Poor in Robert Doran’s Theology and the Dialectics of History.” Method 1/2 (2010), 105–23.

Curnow, Rohan. “John O’Malley on Vatican II and Bernard Lonergan’s Realms of Meaning”. Irish Theological Quarterly 75:2 (2010), 188–203.

Curnow, Rohan. “Robert Doran’s Theology of History and the Liberation of the Poor,” in Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Doran, S. J., ed John Dadosky. 51–70. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2009.

Curnow, Rohan. “Theos, Cosmos and Anthropos: Trinity, Incarnation and Creation in the Framework of Raimon Panikkar’s Cosmothreandric Vision,” The Australian eJournal of Theology 6 (Feb 2006).