Peter Admirand

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Biography

Dr Peter Admirand's most recently published book is Humbling Faith: Brokenness, Doubt, Dialogue—What Unites Atheists, Theists, and Nontheists (2019). It is also available as an audiobook. Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of  Theology (2012) is his book on theodicy and witness testimony, and he is editor of Loss  and Hope: Global, Interreligious, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2014; paperback 2015). He is a (tenured) Assistant Professor in Theology and the Director of the  Centre  for Interreligious Dialogue. He also serves as the School's Faculty Research Convener and is the Christian Co-Chair of the  Irish Council of Christians and Jews. Dr Admirand has recently completed a manuscript on a book examining the comic books, Y: The Last Man and Saga. A co-written book with philosopher Andrew Fiala, Seeking Common Ground: A Theist/Atheist Dialogue, is in-press.  

He has a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin; a M.A. in Theology (Ethics) from Boston College; a M.A. in British and  American  Literature from Georgetown University; and a B.A. in English from The  Catholic  University of America. Previously  he served as an Interim Programme Coordinator for the M.Phil in  Ecumenics Programme at the Irish School of  Ecumenics and lectured in peace studies, ethics, and interfaith dialogue. He also was an adjunct lecturer in English  Departments at Pratt Institute, Queen’s College (CUNY), York College (CUNY), St  John’s University, and Lasell College. He was in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in  California in 1998-1999.


His publications and research interests are in  the areas of interreligious dialogue (especially Jewish-Christian dialogue and atheist-theist dialogue); post-Shoah Christianity;  religion and literature (including comic studies and science fiction);  testimonies of  mass atrocity;  liberation theology; forgiveness, justice, and the unforgivable; theodicy; war and peace; and the representation of God  and theological themes in literature. 

Originally from New York, he moved to Ireland with  his family in 2004. Aside from work and enjoying life with his wife and 5 kids,  Dr Admirand likes playing soccer and basketball, travelling, jogging with his German Shorthaired pointers, Sally and Neo (while listening to audiobooks), and…it can’t be denied, playing PS5  games and still reading the old comic book or two. He welcomes PhD  inquiries  and conference and media requests. 

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Humbling Faith: Brokenness, Doubt, Dialogue--What Unites Atheists, Theists, and Nontheists.
Peter Admirand (2019) Humbling Faith: Brokenness, Doubt, Dialogue--What Unites Atheists, Theists, and Nontheists. USA: Cascade Books. [Details]
2015 Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
Peter Admirand (2015) Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2014 Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.
Dr Peter Admirand (2014) Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2012 Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology: Searching for a Viable Theodicy.
Dr Peter Admirand (2012) Amidst Mass Atrocity and the Rubble of Theology: Searching for a Viable Theodicy. : Cascade Books. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Seeking Humility and Self-Critique: A Christological Analysis of A Common Word'
Peter Admirand (2018) 'Seeking Humility and Self-Critique: A Christological Analysis of A Common Word' In: Yazid Said and Lejla Demiri (eds). The Future of Interfaith Dialogue: Muslim-Christian Encounters through a Common Word. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2016 '“Landmines and Vegetables: The Hope and Perils of Recent Jewish Critiques of Christianity”'
Peter Admirand (2016) '“Landmines and Vegetables: The Hope and Perils of Recent Jewish Critiques of Christianity”' In: Vladimir Latinovic, Gerard Mannion, Peter Phan (eds). Pathways for Interreligious Dialogue. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2014 '“The Pedophile Scandal and Its (Hoped-for) Impact on Catholic Intra- and Interreligious Dialogue”'
Peter Admirand (2014) '“The Pedophile Scandal and Its (Hoped-for) Impact on Catholic Intra- and Interreligious Dialogue”' In: Peter Admirand (eds). Loss and Hope. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2014 '“No Dialogue without Hope: Interfaith Dialogue and the Transformation of a Virtue'
Peter Admirand (2014) '“No Dialogue without Hope: Interfaith Dialogue and the Transformation of a Virtue' In: Geoffrey Karabin (eds). Hope in All Directions. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press. [Details]
2013 'Traversing Towards the Other (Mark 7.24-30):The Syrophoenician Woman Amidst Voicelessness'
Dr Peter Admirand (2013) 'Traversing Towards the Other (Mark 7.24-30):The Syrophoenician Woman Amidst Voicelessness' In: The Bible: Culture, Community, Society. London: T & t Clark. [Details]
2011 '“How Not to Raise Children: From Adam to David, A Contemporary Theological Perspective”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) '“How Not to Raise Children: From Adam to David, A Contemporary Theological Perspective”' In: Text, Theology, and Trowel: Recent Research into the Hebrew Bible. Eugene, OR (USA): Wipf and Stock/Pickwick. [Details]
2010 '“All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost”: Why Postmodernity, Religious Pluralism, and Interreligious Dialogue Need to be Embraced”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2010) '“All lost! To prayers, to prayers! All lost”: Why Postmodernity, Religious Pluralism, and Interreligious Dialogue Need to be Embraced”' In: Redefining Modernism and Postmodernism. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, ), . [Details]
2010 '“Jesus and Yeshua: Jewish Interpretations of the Gospels and Its Impact on Jewish-Christian Dialogue”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2010) '“Jesus and Yeshua: Jewish Interpretations of the Gospels and Its Impact on Jewish-Christian Dialogue”' In: A Land Like Your Own: Traditions of Israel and Their Reception. Eugene, OR (USA): Pickwick / Wipf and Stock. [Details]
2009 '“Theological Memory in the Face of Tragedy and Mass Atrocity”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2009) '“Theological Memory in the Face of Tragedy and Mass Atrocity”' In: Facing Tragedies. Wien–Berlin–Münster: Lit-Verlag. [Details]
2009 '“Destructive, Concrete Evil as Absence: A Reevaluation of Privatio Boni in the Context of Mass Atrocity”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2009) '“Destructive, Concrete Evil as Absence: A Reevaluation of Privatio Boni in the Context of Mass Atrocity”' In: Uneasy Humanity: Perpetual Wrestling with Evils. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Theist–Atheist Encounters in Les Misérables, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Plague'
Peter Admirand (2021) 'Theist–Atheist Encounters in Les Misérables, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Plague'. Religions, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Atheist Critiques of the New Atheists: Advancing Atheist-Theist Dialogue'
Peter Admirand (2020) 'Atheist Critiques of the New Atheists: Advancing Atheist-Theist Dialogue'. Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 4 (2):176-200 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Following the Breadcrumbs: Jesus as Superfluous to Salvation? A Catholic Search'
Peter Admirand (2020) 'Following the Breadcrumbs: Jesus as Superfluous to Salvation? A Catholic Search'. STUDIES IN JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS, 15 (1):1-22 [Details]
2020 'Building Bridges among Bridge-Destroyers: Post-Conflict Interfaith Dialogue after the Bosnian War'
Peter Admirand (2020) 'Building Bridges among Bridge-Destroyers: Post-Conflict Interfaith Dialogue after the Bosnian War'. Soundings, 103 (4):419-448 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Humbling the discourse: Why interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism, liberation theology, and secular humanism are needed for a robust public square'
Admirand P. (2019) 'Humbling the discourse: Why interfaith dialogue, religious pluralism, liberation theology, and secular humanism are needed for a robust public square'. Religions, 10 (8) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Multiple Liberations: Why Liberation Theology Should Be Taught in Catholic Secondary Schools'
Peter Admirand (2018) 'Multiple Liberations: Why Liberation Theology Should Be Taught in Catholic Secondary Schools'. International Studies in Catholic Education, [Details]
2018 'Modernity, Secularism, Religion'
Peter Admirand (2018) 'Modernity, Secularism, Religion'. Heythrop Journal-A Quarterly Review Of Philosophy And Theology, 59 (2):286-289 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Make America (More or Less) Faithful Again'
Peter Admirand (2018) 'Make America (More or Less) Faithful Again'. Heythrop Journal-A Quarterly Review Of Philosophy And Theology, 59 (2):295-300 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Should we still teach a beautiful novel by a racist author?'
Peter Admirand (2017) 'Should we still teach a beautiful novel by a racist author?'. International Journal Of Ethics, International Journal of Ethics Education :1-14 [DOI] [Details]
2016 '“Dialogue in the Face of a Gun? Interfaith Dialogue and Limiting Mass Atrocities.”'
Peter Admirand (2016) '“Dialogue in the Face of a Gun? Interfaith Dialogue and Limiting Mass Atrocities.”'. Soundings, 99 (3):267-290 [Details]
2014 'The Ethics of Displacement and Migration in the Abrahamic Faiths: Enlightening Believersand Aiding Public Policy'
Dr Peter Admirand (2014) 'The Ethics of Displacement and Migration in the Abrahamic Faiths: Enlightening Believersand Aiding Public Policy'. JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES, 40 :671-687 [Details]
2014 'Embodying an Age of Doubt, Solitude, and Revolt: Christianity Beyond Excarnation in A Secular Age. In The Heythrop Journal'
Dr Peter Admirand (2014) 'Embodying an Age of Doubt, Solitude, and Revolt: Christianity Beyond Excarnation in A Secular Age. In The Heythrop Journal'. Heythrop Journal-A Quarterly Review Of Philosophy And Theology, 55 :439-454 [Details]
2013 'The Pope and the Archbishop: Ecumenical Reflections, (My stand-alone article is titled How Pope Francis can Purify the Church despite a Dirty War. '
Dr Peter Admirand and Dr Yazid Said (2013) 'The Pope and the Archbishop: Ecumenical Reflections, (My stand-alone article is titled How Pope Francis can Purify the Church despite a Dirty War. '. SEARCH, 36 :163-178 [Details]
2012 '“Rifts, Trust, and Openness: John Paul II’s Legacy in Catholic Intra-and-inter-religious Dialogue,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies'
Dr Peter Admirand (2012) '“Rifts, Trust, and Openness: John Paul II’s Legacy in Catholic Intra-and-inter-religious Dialogue,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies'. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 47 :555-575 [Details]
2012 'My Children Have Defeated Me! : Finding and Nurturing Theological Dissent'
Dr Peter Admirand (2012) 'My Children Have Defeated Me! : Finding and Nurturing Theological Dissent'. IRISH THEOLOGICAL QUARTERLY, 77 :286-304 [Details]
2012 'Millstones, Stumbling Blocks, and Dog Scraps: Children in the Gospels, Biblical Theology Bulletin'
Dr Peter Admirand (2012) 'Millstones, Stumbling Blocks, and Dog Scraps: Children in the Gospels, Biblical Theology Bulletin'. Biblical Theology Bulletin, 42 :187-195 [Details]
2011 '“Mission in Remission: Mission and Interreligious Dialogue in a Postmodern, Postcolonial Age”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) '“Mission in Remission: Mission and Interreligious Dialogue in a Postmodern, Postcolonial Age”'. Concilium: International Review of Theology 1: 95-104. The article is also translated in the German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Croatian editions :95-104 [Details]
2011 'Overcoming ‘Mere Oblivion’: Mission Encountering Dialogue (A Reflection in Five Acts)”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) 'Overcoming ‘Mere Oblivion’: Mission Encountering Dialogue (A Reflection in Five Acts)”'. SEARCH, 34 :30-38 [Details]
2011 '“Dirt, Collapse, and Eco-responsibility: ‘Natural’ Evils and the Eager Longing for Eco-justice”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) '“Dirt, Collapse, and Eco-responsibility: ‘Natural’ Evils and the Eager Longing for Eco-justice”'. Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, 15 :1-24 [Details]
2011 '“Amidst Fractured Faith and the Fragility of Reason”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) '“Amidst Fractured Faith and the Fragility of Reason”'. NEW BLACKFRIARS, 92 :268-284 [Details]
2011 '“Breaching the Secular/Religious Divide”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) '“Breaching the Secular/Religious Divide”'. Heythrop Journal-A Quarterly Review Of Philosophy And Theology, Heythrop Journal, forthcoming [Details]
2010 '“Embodying an ‘Age of Doubt, Solitude, and Revolt’: Christianity Beyond ‘Excarnation’ in A Secular Age”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2010) '“Embodying an ‘Age of Doubt, Solitude, and Revolt’: Christianity Beyond ‘Excarnation’ in A Secular Age”'. Heythrop Journal-A Quarterly Review Of Philosophy And Theology, 51 The Heythrop Journal :905-920 [Details]
2010 '“‘Scripture Speak[ing] Fictitious Words’: Jusef as a Model for Interfaith Reconciliation”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2010) '“‘Scripture Speak[ing] Fictitious Words’: Jusef as a Model for Interfaith Reconciliation”'. Revista Dionysiana 4 [Details]
2010 'The Other as Oneself Within Judaism: A Catholic Interpretation” '
Dr Peter Admirand (2010) 'The Other as Oneself Within Judaism: A Catholic Interpretation” '. 3 Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue :113-124 [Details]
2008 '“Healing the Distorted Face: Doctrinal Reinterpretation(s) and the Christian Response to the Other,”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2008) '“Healing the Distorted Face: Doctrinal Reinterpretation(s) and the Christian Response to the Other,”'. 42 One in Christ :302-317 [Details]
2007 '“Testimonies of Mass Atrocity and the Search for a Viable Theodicy”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2007) '“Testimonies of Mass Atrocity and the Search for a Viable Theodicy”'. 18 Bulletin ET: Journal for Theology in Europe :88-99 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Believer - Unbeliever Dialogue'
Peter Admirand and Andrew Fiala (2019) 'Believer - Unbeliever Dialogue' Search: A Church of Ireland Journal, 32 (3) :209-222. [Details]
2009 '“Interfaith Dialogue as Presence, Gift and Obligation”'
Dr Peter Admirand (2009) '“Interfaith Dialogue as Presence, Gift and Obligation”' Teaching Religious Education, 4 :6-9. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Atheist-Theist Dialogue in Novels as a Guide to Contemporary Atheist-Theist Dialogue,
Peter Admirand (2019) 17th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) “Religion Continuations and Disruptions”. [Oral Presentation], Atheist-Theist Dialogue in Novels as a Guide to Contemporary Atheist-Theist Dialogue, Tartu, Estonia , 25-JUN-19 - 29-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 “Participants in Fulfilling the Promise of a New Relationship”,
Peter Admirand (2019) : “Following the Breadcrumbs: Jesus as Superfluous to Salvation? A Catholic Search”. [Invited Oral Presentation], “Participants in Fulfilling the Promise of a New Relationship”, USA (Philadelphia) , 06-JAN-19 - 09-JAN-19 [Details]
2019 2nd European Academy of Religion Conference,
Peter Admirand (2019) “The Impact of Jewish-Christian Dialogue on Muslim-Christian Dialogue”. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2nd European Academy of Religion Conference, Bologna, Italy , 03-MAR-19 - 07-MAR-19 [Details]
2018 European Academy of Religion,
Peter Admirand (2018) Atheist Critiques of the New Atheists: Advancing Atheist-Theist Dialogue. [Chaired Session], European Academy of Religion, Bologna, Italy , 05-MAR-18 - 09-FEB-18 [Details]
2018 The Third International Conference of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church,
Peter Admirand (2018) “Building Bridges among Bridge Destroyers: The Hope and Virtues of Interreligious Dialogue”. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Third International Conference of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Sarajevo , 26-JUL-18 - 29-JUL-18 [Details]
2017 “Religion and Politics in the Crisis of Engagement: Towards the Relevance of Intercultural Theologies and Interreligious Studies.”,
Peter Admirand (2017) “Should Theology Trump Anyone? A Humbled Political Theology in a Time of Anti-politics.”. [Oral Presentation], “Religion and Politics in the Crisis of Engagement: Towards the Relevance of Intercultural Theologies and Interreligious Studies.”, Munster, Germany , 26-APR-17 - 29-APR-17 [Details]
2015 Presented the paper: “‘For Truth....’: Interreligious Dialogue and Peace Studies through Ellipses and Gaps”,
Peter Admirand (2015) “World War One and the 21st Century. [Invited Oral Presentation], Presented the paper: “‘For Truth....’: Interreligious Dialogue and Peace Studies through Ellipses and Gaps”, Helix, DCU , 15-MAY-15 - 15-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 “Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom: Human Rights and Interreligious Perspectives,
Peter Admirand (2015) Presented the talk, “Jewish and Christian Views on Free Speech,”. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], “Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom: Human Rights and Interreligious Perspectives, Trinity College Dublin , 12-MAR-15 - 12-MAR-15 [Details]
2014 ICCJ Annual Conference, “Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Commitment and Challenges Latin American and International Experiences and Perspectives.”,
Peter Admirand (2014) Presented the paper, “Liberation Theology and Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought”. [Invited Oral Presentation], ICCJ Annual Conference, “Jewish-Christian Dialogue: Commitment and Challenges Latin American and International Experiences and Perspectives.”, Buenos Aires, Argentina , 19-AUG-14 - 21-AUG-14 [Details]
2014 “Post-Holocaust Christology”,
Peter Admirand (2014) Led all-day seminar on above topic. [Invited Oral Presentation], “Post-Holocaust Christology”, Sion Centre for Dialogue & Encounter (London) , 18-FEB-14 - 18-FEB-14 [Details]
2014 Bea Institute,
Peter Admirand (2014) “Ethics and International Affairs” Seminar. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bea Institute, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2013 “70 Years Later: Surviving Sobibór and Witnessing to the World”,
Peter Admirand (2013) Organizer and Respondent of the Event of Survivor Philip Bialowitz. [Other], “70 Years Later: Surviving Sobibór and Witnessing to the World”, Mater Dei institute , 08-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 Presented the Talk “Humbling Faith”,
Peter Admirand (2013) Presented overview of my research. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Presented the Talk “Humbling Faith”, Methodist Church (or Wesley Chapel), Birr, Ireland , 15-OCT-13 [Details]
2013 “Hope: Probing the Boundaries”,
Peter Admirand (2013) “No Dialogue without Hope: Interreligious Dialogue and the Transformation of a Virtue”. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], “Hope: Probing the Boundaries”, Lisbon, Portugal , 10-MAR-13 - 12-MAR-13 [Details]
2013 “All Faiths and None”,
Peter Admirand (2013) “Promoting Doubt, Uncertainty, and Humility for All Faiths and None”. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], “All Faiths and None”, Trinity College Dublin , 19-FEB-13 - 20-FEB-13 [Details]
2013 Sisters of Sion 2013 Annual Meeting, titled “Christology after the Shoah”,
Peter Admirand (2013) Led workshop for three days on “Christology after Auschwitz”. [Plenary Lecture/Keynote], Sisters of Sion 2013 Annual Meeting, titled “Christology after the Shoah”, Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim, Poland , 09-MAY-13 - 11-MAY-13 [Details]
2013 Final Patrick Finn Lecture of the 2012-13 series,
Peter Admirand (2013) Healthy Faith as Fractured Faith. [Invited Oral Presentation], Final Patrick Finn Lecture of the 2012-13 series, St Mary's Church, Haddington Road , 18-APR-13 [Details]
2012 Where We Dwell in Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century,
Dr Peter Admirand (2012) Landmines and Vegetables: The Hope and Perils of Recent Jewish Critiques of Christianity. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Where We Dwell in Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century, Assisi, italy , 17-APR-12 - 20-APR-12 [Details]
2012 The Power of the Word: Poetry and Prayer: Continuities & Discontinuities,
Dr. Peter Admirand (2012) The Poet as Faithful Witness, the Prayer as Blasphemy. [Conference Organising Committee Member], The Power of the Word: Poetry and Prayer: Continuities & Discontinuities, University of London , 29-JUN-12 - 30-JUN-12 [Details]
2011 “The Bible: Culture, Community and Society”,
Peter Admirand (2011) Traversing Towards the Other (Mark 7:24-30): The Syrophoenician Woman Amidst Voicelessness and Loss”. [], “The Bible: Culture, Community and Society”, University of Winchester, UK , 11-JUL-11 - 13-JUL-11 [Details]
2011 Reshaping the Ethical Imagination,
Dr. Peter Admirand (2011) Broken Dialogue, Fractured Faith, and Illusive Truths: A Recipe for Communal Healing?. [], Reshaping the Ethical Imagination, Trinity College Dublin , 22-OCT-11 - 22-OCT-11 [Details]
2011 “Childhood in Irish Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference”,
Peter Admirand (2011) “Millstones, Stumbling Blocks, and Dog Scraps: Children in the Gospels”. [], “Childhood in Irish Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference”, Mater Dei Institute , 18-APR-11 - 19-APR-11 [Details]
2010 “Changing Gods: Between Religion and Everyday Life”,
Peter Admirand (2010) “Strange Bedfellows? Religious Pluralism, Exclusivism, and Certitude”. [], “Changing Gods: Between Religion and Everyday Life”, University of Torino, Italy , 09-SEP-10 - 11-SEP-10 [Details]
2010 Will Our Children Have Faith? Autumn ICCJ Lecture,
Peter Admirand and Judith Charry (2010) Will Our Children Have Faith? A Catholic Perspective. [], Will Our Children Have Faith? Autumn ICCJ Lecture, Terenure Synagogue, Ireland , 13-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 “The Heritage of John Paul II”,
Peter Admirand (2010) John Paul II and Interreligious Dialogue. [], “The Heritage of John Paul II”, St Patrick’s College, Dublin, Ireland , 12-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 “The Monotheistic Religions and the Human Liberties”,
Peter Admirand (2010) “From Shame to Transformation: The Catholic Pedophile Scandal and its Impact on Interreligious Dialogue”. [], “The Monotheistic Religions and the Human Liberties”, University of Constanta, Romania , 30-MAY-10 - 01-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 “Religion and Migration”,
Peter Admirand (2010) “The Ethics of Migration in the Bible and the Qur’an”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], “Religion and Migration”, Institute of African Studies, Rabat, Morocco , 25-NOV-10 - 27-NOV-11 [Details]
2010 “From World Mission to Interreligious Witness: Visioning Ecumenics in the 21st Century”,
Peter Admirand (2010) “Nurturing Theological Dissent”. [], “From World Mission to Interreligious Witness: Visioning Ecumenics in the 21st Century”, Trinity College Dublin , 16-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10 [Details]
2009 “The Eager Longing of Creation: Inter-disciplinary Theological Perspectives on Ecology and Economy”,
Peter Admirand (2009) “Dirt, Collapse, and Environmental Responsibility: ‘Natural’ Evils and The Eager Longing for Justice”. [], “The Eager Longing of Creation: Inter-disciplinary Theological Perspectives on Ecology and Economy”, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland , 20-AUG-09 - 23-AUG-09 [Details]
2009 “Redefining Modernism & Postmodernism” ,
Peter Admirand (2009) “Why Postmodernity, Religious Pluralism, and Interreligious Dialogue Need to be Embraced”. [], “Redefining Modernism & Postmodernism” , Ege University, Izmir, Turkey , 29-APR-09 - 01-MAY-09 [Details]
2009 “Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness,
Peter Admirand (2009) “Destructive, Concrete Evil as Absence: A Reevaluation of Privatio Boni in the Context of Mass Atrocity”. [], “Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, Salzburg, Austria , 16-MAR-09 - 19-MAR-09 [Details]
2009 “‘A Secular Age’: Tracing the Contours of Religion and Belief”,
Peter Admirand (2009) “Christianity Beyond “Excarnation” in A Secular Age: Embodying the Values of Religious Pluralism, Interreligious Dialogue, and a Return to its Jewish Roots”. [], “‘A Secular Age’: Tracing the Contours of Religion and Belief”, Mater Dei Institute , 08-JUN-09 - 11-JUN-09 [Details]
2008 Abrahamic Faiths - TIECS Conference,
Peter Admirand (2008) “Jewish Views of Islam and the Issue of Pluralism”. [], Abrahamic Faiths - TIECS Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 19-APR-08 - 19-APR-08 [Details]
2008 Second Annual Symposium of Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World” ,
Peter Admirand (2008) “Jesus and Jeshua: Jewish Interpretations of the Gospels and Its Impact on Jewish-Christian Dialogue”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Second Annual Symposium of Graduate Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Biblical World” , Trinity College Dublin , 15-FEB-08 - 17-FEB-08 [Details]
2008 15th Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica,
Peter Admirand (2008) “Confessional Reinterpretation(s) and its Impact on Interfaith Dialogue”. [], 15th Consultation of the Societas Oecumenica, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium , 21-AUG-08 - 26-AUG-01 [Details]
2008 “Facing Tragedies”,
Peter Admirand (2008) “Five Criteria for a Viable Theodicy”. [], “Facing Tragedies”, University of Salzburg - The Center for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) , 09-MAY-08 - 09-MAY-08 [Details]
2008 “The Grandeur of Reason: Religion, Tradition, and Universalism”,
Peter Admirand (2008) “Amidst Fractured Faith and The Fragility of Reason”. [], “The Grandeur of Reason: Religion, Tradition, and Universalism”, Rome, Italy , 01-SEP-08 - 04-SEP-08 [Details]
2007 “Fundamentals of Peace Building”,
Peter Admirand (2007) “Overcoming Denial: Yusef as a Model for Interfaith Reconciliation”. [], “Fundamentals of Peace Building”, Trinity College Dublin , 24-APR-07 - 24-APR-07 [Details]
2007 “Religion and the European Project: Theological Perspectives”,
Peter Admirand (2007) “Testimonies of Mass Atrocity and the Search for a Credible Theodicy”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], “Religion and the European Project: Theological Perspectives”, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium , 13-SEP-07 - 16-SEP-07 [Details]
2007 “Finding a Theological Voice”,
Peter Admirand (2007) “Putting the Devil in Hell: Condemning Universal Salvation”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], “Finding a Theological Voice”, Oxford University (Mansfield College) , 17-MAR-07 - 17-MAR-07 [Details]
2007 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, (Group: Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide; Theme: “New Approaches to Theodicy”),
Peter Admirand (2007) “Trauma, Memory, and Truth: Why Theodicy Needs Testimonies of Mass Atrocity”. [], American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, (Group: Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide; Theme: “New Approaches to Theodicy”), AAR - San Diego CA (USA) , 17-NOV-07 - 20-NOV-07 [Details]
2006 “Reading Spiritualities: Constructing and Representing Spiritualities Through the Medium of Text: Sacred, Literary and Visual”,
Peter Admirand (2006) “A Spiritual Exercise? The Pedagogy of Prayer and Texts of Trauma and Genocide”. [], “Reading Spiritualities: Constructing and Representing Spiritualities Through the Medium of Text: Sacred, Literary and Visual”, Lancaster University (UK) , 20-JAN-06 - 22-JAN-06 [Details]
2005 Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology V: “Godhead Here in Hiding. Incarnation and the History of Human Suffering”,
Peter Admirand (2005) “In Hiding or Not Relevant? The Incarnation and Non-Christian Memoirs of Trauma and Genocide”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology V: “Godhead Here in Hiding. Incarnation and the History of Human Suffering”, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium , 02-NOV-05 - 05-NOV-05 [Details]
2005 “Translating God(s): Thinking the Divine in Interreligious Encounter”,
Peter Admirand (2005) “In God We Protest: Jewish Post-Holocaust and Latin American Liberation Theologians and the Question of Theodicy”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], “Translating God(s): Thinking the Divine in Interreligious Encounter”, Institut Catholique de Paris (Paris, France) , 05-SEP-05 - 16-SEP-05 [Details]
2004 “The Concept of God in Europe's Global Religious Dialogue”,
Peter Admirand (2004) “Sacrilegious Union? The Sanctity of Prayer and the Violation of the Tremendum”. [Conference Organising Committee Member], “The Concept of God in Europe's Global Religious Dialogue”, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium , 01-SEP-04 - 10-SEP-04 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2016 Restorative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott (eds).
Peter Admirand (2016) Restorative Justice, Reconciliation and Peacebuilding by Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Daniel Philpott (eds). Book Review [Details]
2016 “Amnesia is a state-sponsored sport.” Review of: Louisa Lim, The People's Republic of Amnesia.
Peter Admirand (2016) “Amnesia is a state-sponsored sport.” Review of: Louisa Lim, The People's Republic of Amnesia. Book Review [Details]
2016 'Return to Origins: Christianity and Asia': review of: The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia Felix Wilfred (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia.
Peter Admirand (2016) 'Return to Origins: Christianity and Asia': review of: The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia Felix Wilfred (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia. Leiden: Book Review [Details]
2016 Jeffrey M. Blustein. Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life.
Peter Admirand (2016) Jeffrey M. Blustein. Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life. Book Review [Details]
2016 Atalia Omer, R Scott Appleby, and David Little (eds)., The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding.
Peter Admirand (2016) Atalia Omer, R Scott Appleby, and David Little (eds)., The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. Book Review [Details]
2015 Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis. By Fred Dallmayr.
Peter Admirand (2015) Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis. By Fred Dallmayr. Book Review [Details]
2015 My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation, written by Jennifer Howe Peace, Or N. Rose, and Gregory Mobley.
Peter Admirand (2015) My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation, written by Jennifer Howe Peace, Or N. Rose, and Gregory Mobley. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2015 The Significance of Religious Experience by Howard Wettstein.
Peter Admirand (2015) The Significance of Religious Experience by Howard Wettstein. London: Book Review [Details]
2015 Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia. Edited by Ranjan Ghosh.
Peter Admirand (2015) Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia. Edited by Ranjan Ghosh. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2015 Beyond Church and State: Democracy, Secularism, and Conversion. By Matthew Scherer.
Peter Admirand (2015) Beyond Church and State: Democracy, Secularism, and Conversion. By Matthew Scherer. London: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Believing in Belonging: Belief & Social Identity in the Modern World. By Abby Day.
Peter Admirand (2014) Believing in Belonging: Belief & Social Identity in the Modern World. By Abby Day. London: Book Review [Details]
2014 Martha Nussbaum, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice.
Peter Admirand (2014) Martha Nussbaum, Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice. Book Review [Details]
2014 Secularism and Religion-Making. Edited by Markus Dressler and Arvind-Pal S. Mandair.
Peter Admirand (2014) Secularism and Religion-Making. Edited by Markus Dressler and Arvind-Pal S. Mandair. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Anders Berg-Sørensen.
Peter Admirand (2014) Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Anders Berg-Sørensen. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2014 The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach. By Gordon Lynch.
Peter Admirand (2014) The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach. By Gordon Lynch. London: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2013 Jacques Ranciére, The Politics of Literature.
Peter Admirand (2013) Jacques Ranciére, The Politics of Literature. Book Review [Details]
2012 Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Chad Meister.
Peter Admirand (2012) Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Chad Meister. Book Review [Details]
2013 Morality and War: Can War be Just in the Twenty-first Century?, by David Fisher.
Peter Admirand (2013) Morality and War: Can War be Just in the Twenty-first Century?, by David Fisher. Book Review [Details]
2013 A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece & The Origins of Europe, by Christian Meie.
Peter Admirand (2013) A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece & The Origins of Europe, by Christian Meie. London: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2012 The Church and Other Faiths by Douglas Pratt.
Peter Admirand (2012) The Church and Other Faiths by Douglas Pratt. Germany: Book Review [Details]
2012 Catholic Theological Ethics: Past, Present, and Future. The Trento Conference, edited by James F. Keenan.
Peter Admirand (2012) Catholic Theological Ethics: Past, Present, and Future. The Trento Conference, edited by James F. Keenan. Book Review [Details]
2012 The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe by Ilia Delio.
Peter Admirand (2012) The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe by Ilia Delio. Book Review [Details]
2015 The Future of Testimony: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing, edited by Antony Rowland and Jane Kilby.
Peter Admirand (2015) The Future of Testimony: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing, edited by Antony Rowland and Jane Kilby. Book Review [Details]
2015 Faith and Unbelief by Stephen Bullivant.
Peter Admirand (2015) Faith and Unbelief by Stephen Bullivant. Book Review [Details]
2014 Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought by Julie E. Cooper.
Peter Admirand (2014) Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought by Julie E. Cooper. Book Review [Details]
2013 The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Social Conflict edited by Lee Marsden.
Peter Admirand (2013) The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Social Conflict edited by Lee Marsden. Book Review [Details]
2015 After the New Atheist Debate. By Phil Ryan.
Peter Admirand (2015) After the New Atheist Debate. By Phil Ryan. Book Review [Details]
2015 Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust by Corry Guttstadt.
Peter Admirand (2015) Turkey, the Jews, and the Holocaust by Corry Guttstadt. Book Review [Details]
2015 The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Marcus Düwell, Jens Braarvig, Roger Brownsword, and Dietmar Mieth. Philosophy in Review.
Peter Admirand (2015) The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Marcus Düwell, Jens Braarvig, Roger Brownsword, and Dietmar Mieth. Philosophy in Review. Book Review [Details]
2015 Zen and The White Whale: A Buddhist Rendering of Moby-Dick by Daniel Herman.
Peter Admirand (2015) Zen and The White Whale: A Buddhist Rendering of Moby-Dick by Daniel Herman. Book Review [Details]
2015 Donald Bloxham and A Dirk Moses (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2013.
Peter Admirand (2015) Donald Bloxham and A Dirk Moses (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2013. UK: Book Review [Details]
2014 Thia Cooper (ed) The Reemergence of Liberation Theologies: Models for the Twenty-First Century.
Peter Admirand (2014) Thia Cooper (ed) The Reemergence of Liberation Theologies: Models for the Twenty-First Century. Book Review [Details]
2011 Intercultural Theology: Approaches and Themes, ed. Mark Cartledge & David Cheetham.
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) Intercultural Theology: Approaches and Themes, ed. Mark Cartledge & David Cheetham. Book Review [Details]
2011 “The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism” by By Paul Cliteur.
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) “The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism” by By Paul Cliteur. Book Review [Details]
2011 The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse, Steven D. Smith.
Dr Peter Admirand (2011) The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse, Steven D. Smith. Book Review [Details]
2009 Inter-Church Relations: Developments and Perspectives. A Tribute to Bishop Anthony Farquhar. Edited by Brendan Leahy.
Dr Peter Admirand (2009) Inter-Church Relations: Developments and Perspectives. A Tribute to Bishop Anthony Farquhar. Edited by Brendan Leahy. Book Review [Details]
2008 Stricken by God? Nonviolent Identification and the Victory of Christ, eds. Brad Jersak and Michael Hardin.
Dr Peter Admirand (2008) Stricken by God? Nonviolent Identification and the Victory of Christ, eds. Brad Jersak and Michael Hardin. Book Review [Details]
2007 The Future of Liberation Theology by Ivan Petrella.
Dr Peter Admirand (2007) The Future of Liberation Theology by Ivan Petrella. Book Review [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Ireland Dialogue Society Board Member 31-AUG-14 /
European Academy of Religion Member 13-DEC-17 /
Irish Council of Christians and Jews Co-Chair 05-JUL-15 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
MA Ethics Member 2014 / Ongoing
Research Committee Member 2014 / Ongoing

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2008 Trinity College Dublin Ph.D.
2003 Boston College Master of Arts
2001 Georgetown University Master of Arts
1998 The Catholic Universiy of America B.A.

Creative Outputs

  Year Output
2019 Audiobook Version of: Humbling Faith: Brokenness, Doubt, Dialogue
Performer, Recording,

Media

  Title Year Type Authors
RTE Television One: Service on Sunday 2008 Produced a TV programme Peter Admirand
Late Lunch Programme on LMFM RADIO 2018 Radio Interviews Peter Admirand
Radio Guest, Spirit Radio, Interview 2014 Radio Interviews Peter Admirand
RTE Radio One, 2009 Radio interview/panel discussion Peter Admirand
“Talking History” on Newstalk.com 2014 Radio interview/panel discussion Peter Admirand

Research Interests

Religion and literature; interreligious dialogue; religious pluralism and postmodernity; postcolonial theology; Christianity and the world religions; testimonies of mass atrocity; trauma and witness studies; post-Holocaust Jewish thought; global Catholicism; liberation theology; forgiveness, justice and the unforgivable; memory and ethics; the Bible as literature; theodicy; war and peace; Catholic social teaching; Christology amidst the world religions, especially in the context of Jewish - Christian dialogue; the representation of God and theological themes in literature; and atheism and secular humanism.

Teaching Interests

I seek an engaged, active, open, and interdisciplinary class environment. I want my student to think, dream, and tackle the big questions on meaning, life, and purpose-- while not forgetting the important details and need for seeking wisdom from a range of sources and people. Learning should lead to some form of expansion in one's moral, intellectual, and spiritual life, seeking to make the world a better, more just place for all, especially the most vulnerable.

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2021 Literature & World Religions TP505Literature & World Religions
2021 Research Paper in Religious Studies TP405Research Paper in Religious Studies