Robin Koning, SJ

Interest/focus: Culture, particularly the writings of Clifford Geertz; Systematic theology

Academic qualifications: D.Theol; STL; GradDipArts (Aboriginal Studies); BTheol; BSc

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Biography: Robin is a member of the Faber Jesuit Community and currently serves as Provincial Assistant for Vocations, which entails engagement in various young adult ministries. Previously he taught systematic theology as part of the faculty of Jesuit Theological College and served as Socius to the Provincial of the Jesuits in Australia. In the 1990s he worked in an Aboriginal parish in the Kimberley and has published a number of articles on inculturation based on his experience there and more generally on culture as a category in theology. He offers spiritual direction and gives workshops on Ignatian prayer and the Rules for Discernment of Spirits.

Lonergan-related publications:

2013 The Human Person in Wojtyla and Lonergan in Fred Lawrence (ed) Lonergan Workshop: Reversing Social and Cultural Decline ‘in a Friendly Universe’, Volume 24, pp.187-202

2012 (with Neil Ormerod and Paul Oslington) The Development of Catholic Social Teaching on Economics: Bernard Lonergan and Benedict XVI, Theological Studies 7(3) pp.391-421

2011 Further Clarifications of Geertz’s Account of Culture as a Resource for Theology Pacifica 24(3), pp.315-340

2011 Consciousness in Lonergan and Wojtyla in N Ormerod, R Koning and D Braithwaite (eds), Fifty Years of Insight: Bernard Lonergan’s Contribution to Philosophy and Theology, ATF Theology, Adelaide, pp.73-92

2010 Clifford Geertz’s Account of Culture as a Resource for Theology Pacifica 23(1) pp.33-57

2005 Clifford Geertz’s Understanding of Culture as an Anthropological Resource for Theology: A Lonergan Reading. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Theology, Regis College and the University of Toronto