Dr Peter Admirand
Theology, Philosophy, & Music
|Name:||Dr Peter Admirand|
|Department:||Theology, Philosophy, & Music|
|Work Area:||Theology and Philosophy|
|Phone Number:||01 700 7486|
|Campus:||DCU All Hallows Campus|
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 Coordinator of the Fourth Year BRELED Religious Studies Research Paper and is a Co-Chair of the Irish Council of Christians and Jews. He has recently completed a manuscript on a book examining the comic books, Y: The Last Man and Saga.
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); religion and literature (including comic studies); testimonies of mass atrocity; post-Holocaust Jewish thought; liberation theology; forgiveness, justice, and the unforgivable; memory and ethics; theodicy; war and peace; the representation of God and theological themes in literature; and atheism and secular humanism.
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 dog (while listening to books on audible), and…it can’t be denied, playing PS4 games and still reading the old comic book or two. He welcomes PhD inquiries and conference and media requests.