DAVID B. BURRELL, C.S.C. - Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. Professor Emeritus in the
College of Arts and Letters, Professor of Philosophy and Theology
Seminary, Notre Dame IN 46556, USA
Tel: 574-631-7735, fax: 574-631-6715
Bishop McCauley House
Website: : http://www.nd.edu/~dburrell/
Standing postal address:
B.A., 1954 -
S.T.L., 1960 -
Ph.D., 1965 -
Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright Fellowships (1954)
Chairman of Department of Theology, Notre Dame - 1971-80
Rector: Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research
Institut Dominicain d’Etudes Orientales, 1983-1986, 1992 (summer tenure)
Society for Values in Higher Education - Board of Directors (1986-89)
American Philosophical Association
Society of Christian Philosophers
Theological Society of
Dominicain d’Etudes Orientales [
Directors: Etz Hayyim Synagogue (Hania,
HONORS and AWARDS
Aquinas Medal – American Catholic Philosophical Association 2009
John Courtney Murray award – Catholic Theological Society of America 2009
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION
Philosophical Theology, Islamic Philosophy, Comparative Theology
"Ian Ramsey and a Theory of Models for Religious Language" - John McCluskey.
"Kierkegaard and Socratic Ignorance: A Study of the Task of a Philosopher in Relation to Christianity" - Rachel Dunne.
"Becoming a Christian and Assenting to Assertions" - Donald Barker.
"Some Uses of Argument in Religious Discourse" - Michael Denty.
Theologian as Narrator: A Study of Karl
Barth on the Divine Perfections" - Robert Anthony Krieg (with
"Dorothy Day's Religious Conversion: A Study in Biographical Theology" - Roger A. Statnick.
"Collegial Dimensions of the Parish in Relation to the Good Shepherd Parish Case-Study 1974-1978" - Joseph Antonio Iannone..
"Role of the Passions in the Formation of Character" - Simon G. Harak.
"Doctrines as Rules and Understanding Doctrinal Disagreements - Hans Zorn
"Attending to a Common Language: Pursuing the Christian Specificity of Moral Theology out of the Thought of Bernard Lonergan" - Mark Miller.
"Divine Action and Indeterminism: On Models of Divine Agency that Exploit the New Physics" - Steven Dale Crain.
"Robert Sokolowski's Theology of Disclosure: A Constructive Appraisal" - Gerard Marin Jacobitz.
"Christ the Teacher in Summa Theologiae" - Michael Dauphinais
"Plotinia Arabica: Theology of Aristotle" - Peter Adamson
“Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart on Analogy” – Anastasia Wendlinder
“Al-Ghazali and Aquinas on the Goal of Human Life” – Marianne Farina, C.S.C.
PUBLIC SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY:
Editorial Board: Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series (Brill)
Council: Department of Religion.
Collaborated in NSF projects:
Pattern Recognition, Summer 1965
Decision-Making in Power Industry, 1974
Original member of Workgroup on Constructive Theology (1976-).
Annual participation: Society for Values in Higher Education
Analogy and Philosophical Language (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1973)
Exercises in Religious Understanding (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1974)
Aquinas: God and Action (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul/Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1979)
Knowing the Unknowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986)
Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993)
Original Peace: Restoring God's Creations (with Elena Malits, C.S.C.) (New York: Paulist, 1997)
and Ways to Truth
(Notre Dame, IN:
and Freedom: An Interfaith Perspective (
Theodicy: A Philosophic
Aquinas: God and Action [re-issue] (
When Faith and
Reason Meet: the Legacy of John Zahm CSC (Notre Dame
Learning to Trust in Fre
Jewish -Christian-Muslim Theology (
Avital Wohlman: Al-Ghazali, Averroes and the Interpretation
of the Qur’an: Common Sense and
Philosophy in Islam (
Edited B.J.L. Lonergan: Verbum: Word and Idea in Aquinas (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1967)
Edited with Sr. Franzita Kane, C.S.C.: Evangelization in the American Context (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1977)
Edited with Bernard McGinn: God and Creation (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990)
with Yeheskel Landau: Voices from
with Carolo Cogliati, Janet M. Soskice, and William R. Stoeger: Creation and the God of A
ARTICLES (chronological listing)
"A Note on Analogy," New Scholasticism 36 (1962), 225-232.
"Aquinas on Naming God," Theological Studies 24 (1963) 183-212.
"Religious Language and the Logic of Analogy," International Philosophical Quarterly 2 (1962) 643-658.
"Aristotle and 'Future Contingencies'," Philosophical Studies (Maynooth) 13 (1964) 37-52.
"Entailment: `E' and Aristotle," Logique et Analyse 7 (1964) 111-129.
"Kant and Philosophical Knowledge," New Scholasticism 38 (1964) 189-213.
and Judgment," in Frederick Crowe (ed) Spirit
in Inquiry (
"C.S. Peirce: Pragmatism and a Theory of Judgment," International Philosophical Quarterly 5 (1965) 521-540.
"John Duns Scotus: The Univocity of Analogous Terms," Monist 49 (1965) 639-658.
"Classification, Mathematics and Metaphysics: A Commentary on Aquinas' Exposition of Boethius: On the Trinity," Modern Schoolman 44 (1966) 13-34.
"God: Language and Transcendence," Commonweal Papers I 85 (1967) 511-516.
"Obeying Rules and Following Instructions," in F. Crosson and K. Sayre (ed) Philosophy and Cybernetics (Notre Dame, 1967).
"Knowing as a Personal and Passionate Quest: A Study of C.S. Peirce," in M. Novak (ed) American Philosophy and the Future (New York, 1967).
"How Complete can Intelligibility Be? A Commentary on Insight: Chapter XIX," Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association, 41 (1967), 250-53.
"Faith and the Nature of Mind as Inquiry," in M. Muckenhirn (ed) The Future as the Presence of Shared Hope (New York, 1968) 130-148.
"Religious Life and Understanding," Review of Metaphysics 22 (1969) 676-699--review article of Hohann, Preller, Nevill, Fackenheim.
"Truth and Historicity: Certitude and Judgment," in Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association 1969, 44-55.
"Ritual and Conceptual Systems: Primitive Myth to Modern Ideology," in James D. Shaughnessy (ed) Roots of Ritual (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1973).
of Philosophical Theology as Reflective Awareness," in Robert Evans (ed) Future of Philosophical Theology (
"Reading The Confessions of Augustine: An Exercise in Theological Understanding," Journal of Religion 50 (1970) 327-351.
"What the Dialogues Show About Inquiry," Philosophical Forum 3 (1972) 104-125.
and Sensibility: Novak's Debt to Lonergan,"
"Beyond a Theory of Analogy," Proceedings of American Catholic Philosophical Association 46 (1972) 114-22.
"Substance in Aristotle: A Performative Account," Philosophical Studies (Maynooth) 1973. (Reprinted in N.L. O'Hara (ed), Substances and Things [Washington, D.C., University Press of America, 1982] 224-49.)
"Autobiography & Self-Deception: Theological & Ethical Reflections on Albert Speer's Inside 3rd Reich," Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1974) 99-117.
"Linguistic Perspectives," for Symposium of Thomistic Scholars, Listening 9 (1974)
Response to Louis Dupre: Transcendence
and Immanence as Theological Categories," in Proceedings of the
Catholic Theological Society of
"From System to Story: An Alternative Pattern for Rationality in Ethics," (with Stanley Hauerwas), in T. Engelhardt and D. Callahan (ed), Knowledge Value and Belief II (Hasting-on-the-Hudson: Hastings Center Publication, 1977).
Perspective [on Vatican Declaration] on Ordination of Women,"
and Other Disciplines in Catholic Higher Education,"
"Performative Character of the 'Proofs' for the Existence of God," Listening 13 (1978)
Church and Individual Life," in David Tracy (with Hans King and J.B.Metz), eds., Toward
Rules for Theological Argument: A Search
for Properly Theological Warrants," Proceedings of Catholic Theological
"Theology in Church-Related Higher Education," Council on the Study of Religion Bulletin 10 (1979) 41-43.
"Theology and the Linguistic Turn," Communio 6 (1979) 95-112.
"Religious Belief and Rationality," in C.F. Delaney (ed), Rationality and Religious Belief (Notre Dame, 1979) 84-115.
"Argument in Theology: Analogy and Narrative," in Carl Raschke, ed., New Dimensions in Philosophy of Religion (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982) 37-52.
"Stories of God: Why we use them and how we judge them," in James Wm. McClendon and Axel Steuer, eds., Is God God? (Nashville: Abingdon, 1981).
"Complements," Communio 8 (1981) 277-92.
"Contemplation and Action: Personal Spirituality/World Reality," in Francis A. Eigo, ed., Dimensions of Contemporary Spirituality (Villanova PA: Theology Institute Publications, 1982), 143-62.
"The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life," in Peter Hodgson and Robert King, eds., Christian Theology: Its Traditions, Challenges and Tasks (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982), 248-73.
"Verification in Matters Religious," in Leroy S. Rouner, ed., Meaning, Truth, and God (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1982), 34-51.
"Does Process Theology Rest on a Mistake?" Theological Studies 43 (1982) 125-35.
"Faith and Religious Convictions: Studies in Comparative Epistemology," Journal of Religion 63 (1983) 64-73.
"Aquinas and Maimonides: A Conversation about Proper Speech," Immanuel 16 (1983)
Aquinas and Gersonides on
"God's Eternity," Faith and Philosophy 1 (1984) 389-406.
"James Ross' Portraying Analogy," New Scholasticism 59 (1985) 347-357.
"Philosophy: the Best and Worst of Worlds," in David M. Johnson, ed., Justice and Peace Education (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1986).
"Essence and Existence: Avicenna and Greek Philosophy," MIDEO 17 (1986) 53-66.
"Creation, Will and Knowledge in Aquinas and Duns Scotus" Pragmatik I (Hamburg: Felix Meiner, 1986) 246-57.
"The Unknowability of God in al-Ghazali," Religious Studies 23 (1987) 171-82.
"Distinguishing God from the World," in Brian Davies O.P., ed.,Language, Meaning and God: Essays in Honour of Herbert McCabe, O.P. (London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1987) 75-91.
" Aquinas' Debt to Maimonides," in Ruth Link-Salinger et al. eds., A Straight Path: Studies in Medieval Philosophy and Culture (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1989) 37-48.
"Assessing Statements of Faith: Augustine and Etty Hillesum," in Gregory D. Pritchard, ed., Hermeneutics, Religious Pluralism, and Truth (Wake Forest, NC: Wake Forest University Press, 1989) 35-50.
"Maimonides, Aquinas and Ghazali on Naming God," in Peter Ochs, ed., The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity (New York, NY: Paulist Press, 1993) 233-55.
"Creation or Emanation: Two Paradigms of Reason," in Bernard McGinn and David Burrell, eds., God and Creation (Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990) 27-37.
"Aquinas and Scotus: Contrary Patterns for Philosophical Theology," in Bruce D. Marshall, ed., Theology and Dialogue: Essays in Honor of George Lindbeck (Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990), 105-30.
"Ghazali and Aquinas on the Names of God," Literature and Theology 3 (1989) 173-80.
"Fear and Friendship," in Douglas Knight and Peter Paris, eds., Justice and Holy: Essays in Honor of Walter Harrelson (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1989).
"On Discovering Divine Foolishness," in Merton Annual 2 (1989).
"Divine Practical Knowing: How an Eternal God Acts in Time," in Brian Hebblethwaite and Edward Henderson, eds., Divine Action (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1990) 93-102.
"Naming the Names of God: Muslims, Jews, Christians," Theology Today 47 (1990) 22-
of Creatures of a Free Creator," in Jaarboek Thomas-Institute te
"Why not Pursue the Metaphor of Artisan and View God's Knowledge as Practical?" in Lenn E. Goodman, ed., Neoplatonism and Jewish Thought (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992) 207-16.
"An Introduction to Theology and Social Theory," Modern Theology 8 (1992) 319-29.
and Islamic and Jewish Thinkers," in Norman Kretzmann and Eleonore Stump,
"God, Religious Pluralism, and Dialogic Encounter," in Rebecca Chopp and Mark Lewis Taylor, eds., Reconstructing Christian Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994) 49-78.
"Creation and `Actualism': The Dialectical Dimension of Philosophical Theology," Medieval Philosophy and Theology 4 (1994) 25-41.
"God Knowledge of Future Contingents: A Reply to Williams Lane Craig," Thomist 58 (1994) 317-22.
"Friendship with God in al-Ghazali and Aquinas," in Leroy Rouner, ed., The Changing Face of Friendship (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994) 43-56.
"Philosophy and Religion: Attention to Language and the Role of Reason," in E. Th. Long (ed.) God, Reason and Religions (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1995) 109-25.
"Response to Wyschogrod's Letter" in Symposium on "Jewish-Christians and the Torah," Modern Theology 11 (1995) 181-87.
"Critical Comment" on L. Gregory Jones and Stephen E. Fowl (eds.), Rethinking Metaphysics, Modern Theology 12 (1996) 109-12.
"Incarnation and Creation: The Hidden Dimension," Modern Theology 12 (1996) 211-20.
"The Christian Distinction Celebrated and Expanded," in John Drummond and James Hart, eds., The Truthful and the Good (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996) 191-206.
"Beyond Idolatry: On Naming the One-God," in Michael Himes and Stephen Pope, eds., Finding God in all Things (New York: Crossroad, 1996) 28-37.
“David Braine’s Project: The Human Person,” Faith and Philosophy 13 (1996) 163-78.
Journey of Faith in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service,” in Mark Poorman,
C.S.C., ed., Labors from the Heart:
"Religious Experience and Religious Truth: The Contribution of Philosophy Today," Irish Theological Quarterly 62 (1996/97) 185-99.
"Philosophical Reflections on Religious Claims and Religious Intransigence in Relation to Conflict," in Tomis Kapitan, ed., Philosophical Perspectives on the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997) 269-81.
"Islamicist as Interpreter," in Peter Riddell and Tony Street, eds., Islam: Essays on Scripture, Thought and Society. A Festschift in Honour of Anthony H. Johns (Leiden: Brill, 1997) 57-80.
"Al-Ghazali on Created Freedom," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1999) 135-57.
"Freedom and Creation in the Abrahamic Traditions," International Philosophical Quarterly 40 (2000) 161-71.
"From the Analogy of 'Being' to the Analogy of Being," in Thomas Hibbs and John
O'Callaghan, eds., Recovering Nature: Essays in Natural Philosophy, Ethics, and Metaphysics in honor of Ralph McInerny (Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999) 236-49.
"Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) and Mulla Sadra Shirazi (980/1572-1050/1640)
and the Primacy of esse/wujûd in Philosophical Theology," Medieval Philosophy and Theology 8 (1999) 207-19.
"Analogy, Creation, and Theological Language," Proceedings of the American Catholic
Philosophical Association 74 (2000) 35-52.
"Creation, Metaphysics, and Ethics," Faith and Philosophy 18 (2001) 204-21.
"Islamic Philosophical Theology," in the Philosophy of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ed. Lewis
Hahn, Randall Auxier, Lucian
Stone Jr (Çhicago:
“The Challenge to Medieval Christian Philosophy: Relating Creator to Creatures,” in John Inglis,
Philosophy and the Classical Tradition in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity
"A Philosophical Foray into Difference and Dialogue: Avital Wohlman on Maimonides and
Aquinas," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (2002) 181-94.
“Faiths of Abraham in 21st Century,: The Furrow 53 (2002) 3-10.
“Avicenna" in Jorge J. E. Gracia and Timothy B. Noone, eds., A Companion to Philosophy in
Middle Ages (
"Narratives Competing for our Souls," in Terrorism and International Justice, ed.
James Sterba (
“Aquinas’ Appropriation of Liber de causis to Articulate the Creator as Cause-of-Being,” in Fergus
Kerr, ed., Contemplating Aquinas
“Faith, Culture, and Reason: Analogous Language and Truth,” Proceedings of the American
Catholic Philosophical Association 77 (2003) 1-12.
in Gareth Jones, ed., Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology (
“Thomas Aquinas and Islam,” Modern Theology 20 (2004) 71-9; reprinted in Jim Fodor and
Christian Bauerschmidt, eds., Aquinas in Dialogue: Thomas for the Twenty-first Century (
“Interfaith Perspectives on Reconciliation,” New Blackfriars 85 (2004) 44-55.
Creation with its Theological Consequences,” in Thomas Weinandy, Daniel
Keating, John Yocum, eds., Aquinas on Doctrine: A Critical Introduction (
“Religious Life and Understanding: Grammar Exercised in Practice,” in Jeffrey Stout and Robert
eds., Grammar and Grace:
Reformulations of Aquinas and Wittgenstein (
“Why Teach as a Life,” in George S. Howard, ed., For the Love of Teaching (Notre Dame IN:
Academic Publications, Inc., 2004) 51-57.
“Jesus and the Qur’an: The Word of God among Us,” in John Cavadini and Laura Holt, eds.,
Who Do You Say that I Am?: Confessing the Mystery of Christ (Notre Dame IN:
University of Notre Dame Press, 2004) 173-86.
eds., Being and Thought in Aquinas
Review of Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P., Littérature et Théologie: Une saison en enfer (Geneve: Ad Solem,
2002, The Thomist 68:4 (2004).
Preface/Avant-propos to Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P, La langue des choses: fondements
theologiques de la metaphyrsique (Geneve: Ad Solem, 2004) vi-x
“A Critique of Culture Showing how Faith and Reason Interact,” Nova et Vetera 3 (2005) 147-53.
“Analogy, Creation, and Theological Language,” in Rik Van Nieuwenhove and Joseph Wawrykow,
of Thomas Aquinas (Notre Dame IN:
“Creation in St. Thomas Aquinas’s Super Evangelium Joannis,” in Michael Dauphinais and
Levering, eds., Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas (
“Islam: from Affront to Encounter,”
“Can we be Free without a Creator?” in L. Gregory Jones, Reinhard Hutter, C. Rosalee Velloso
Ewell, eds., God, Truth, and
Foreword to James Morris, The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn Arabi’s
Meccan Illuminations (
“The New Aquinas” in Rupert Shortt, ed., God’s Advocates: Christian Thinkers in Conversation
“Existence deriving from ‘the Existent’: Mulla Sadra’s Dialectic with Ibn Sina and Ibn al-Arabi,”
School and Western Philosophies:
Papers presented at Second World Congress on Mulla Sadra (May 2004—
“Teaching Christianity as an Abrahamic Faith,” in Joseph Eherenkraz and David Coppola, eds.,
do we Want the Other to Teach about Us? (
“Interfaith Perspectives on Reconciliation,” in Daniel Philpott, ed., The Politics of Past Evil (Notre
“Faith as a Way of Knowing in John of the Cross and Edith Stein,” in Martin Boler and Anthony
eds., The Contribution of Monastic Life to
the Church and the World (
to Catholicism (
in Timothy Winter, ed.,
“Christians, Muslims (and Jews) before the one God: Jean Daniélou on mission revisited,” Interpretation 61 (2007) 34-38.
“Creator/Creatures Relation: ‘the Distinction’ vs. ‘Onto-theology’,” Faith and Philosophy 25 (2008) 177-89; with “Reply to Cross and Hasker” 205-212.
Aquinas and Ghaz
“Albert, Aquinas, and Dionysius” (with Isabelle Moulin), Modern Theology 24:4 (2008) 633-51.
“The Abrahamic Faiths in their New Context,” in Stephen R. Goodwin, ed., World Christianity in Muslim
Encounter: Essays in Memory of David A. Kerr (
between Muslims and Christians as Mutually Transformative Speech,” in Catherine
Cornille, ed., Criteria
of Discernment in Interreligious Dialogue (
Sources for Dialogue between Christians and Muslims,” Forum Bosnae
44/08, edited by Rusmir Mahmutcehajic:
Unity and Plurality in
in Retrospect,” in Ian Kerr and Terrence Merrigan, eds.,
“Autonomous Reason versus Tradition-directed Inquiry: Mulla Sadra, Lonergan, MacIntyre, and Taylor,” Lonergan Workshop 21 (2008) 33-42
“A Postmodern Aquinas: the oeuvre of Olivier-Thomas Vénard, O.P.,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83:3 (2009) 231-38.
“Mulla Sadra on ‘Substantial Motion’: A Clarification and a Comparison with Thomas Aquinas,” Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 2:4 (2009) 369-86.
of Mulla Sadra Shirazi: Spiritual Psychology: The Fourth
Intellectual Journey in Transcendent Philosophy – Volumes VIII
& IX of The Asfar, trans. Latimah-Parvin Peerwani (
“Existence deriving from ‘the Existent’: Mulla Sadra with Ibn Sina and al-Suhrawardi” in Y. Tzvi Langermann, ed., Avicenna and his Legacy: A Golden Age of Science and Philosophy (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009) 249-56.
“Journey to Mulla Sadra: Islamic Philosophy II,” Journal of Islamic Studies 3 (2010) 44-64.
to Divine Manifestations: Concerning
the Secrets of the Perfecting Sciences, trans. Faszel Asadi Amjad, Mahdi
Dasht Bozorgi (
of Creation with its Theological Consequences” in David Burrell, Carolo
Cogliati, Janet M. Soskice, and William
R. Stoeger: Creation and the God of Abraham(
“Mulla Sadra Revisited,” Journal of Islamic Philosophy 6 (2010): 45–66.
Creatures ‘adorn themselves’ with the Names of God?” Religions 1 (2011) [
“A philosophical-theologian’s journey,” in Christopher
Hewer and Christian Troll SJ, eds. Christian lives given
to the study of Islam: What sustains Christian students of Islam in their
life-long engagement? (
in Judaism and Islam,” in Peter C. Phan, ed.,
“Some Requisites for Interfaith Dialogue,” in James Heft, S.M., Reuven Firestone, and Omid Safi, eds., Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians, and Muslims (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).