Professor Neil Ormerod - School of Theology (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Historical ecclesiology, the Trinity, Christian anthropology, the work of Bernard Lonergan.


Phone :(02) 9701 4062 (Strathfield)
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Research Interests

History ; Historical Ecclesiology ; Ecclesiology ; Trinity ; Bernard Lonergan ; Christian ; Christianity ; Anthropology ; Christian Anthropology ; Systematic Theology ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


"A trajectory from Augustine to Aquinas and Lonergan: Contingent predication and the Trinity???, in Irish Theological Quarterly

??????For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily?????? the Trinitarian depths of the Incarnation???, in Theological Studies


"A (Non-Communio) Trinitarian Ecclesiology: Grounded in Grace, Lived in Faith, Hope, and Charity.", in Theological Studies

A Public God: Natural Theology Reconsidered

Foundational Theology: A New Approach to Catholic Fundamental Theology


???The Grace-Nature Distinction and the Construction of a Systematic Theology,???, in Theological Studies

Re-Visioning the Church: An Experiment in Systematic-Historical Ecclesiology


Creator God, Evolving World


Vatican II - Continuity or Discontinuity? Towards an Ontology of Meaning, in Theological Studies: a jesuit-sponsored journal of theology (print version)


Globalization and the mission of the Church


Ecclesiology and the social sciences, in The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church


Creation, Grace, and Redemption


A Dialectic Engagement with the Social Sciences in an Ecclesiological Context, in Theological Studies

The Trinity - Retrieving the Western Tradition


Augustine's De Trinitate and Lonergan's realms of meaning, in Theological Studies


The structure of a systematic ecclesiology, in Theological Studies

Other information

I am interested in supervising a wide range of topics in the area of theology. I have a special interest in using insights from the work of Beranrd Lonergan in different setting. Some of my students have worked or are working in areas such as: Pentecostal ecclesiology; foundations of practical theology; soteriology; historical theology; identity, conversion and post-modernity; religion and violence; spirit baptism in Pentecostal theology. I may also be able to assist you in identifying the right person for the project you want to undertake.