Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer 

Religion and Theology


BA (UKY), MA (Xavier), PhD (Theol) (St. Michael’s), GCHE (ACU)

Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer is a researcher in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU’s Melbourne campus. His primary areas of interest are the theology of grace, interreligious dialogue and the thought and legacy of Bernard J. F. Lonergan.

Key publications

and Neil Ormerod, Foundational Theology: A New Approach to Catholic Fundamental Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015.

‘Method, Meaning, and the Theologies of Religions’, Irish Theological Quarterly 80 no. 1 (2015): 30-55.

‘The Unity of Salvation: Divine Missions, the Church, and World Religions’, Theological Studies 75 (2014): 260–83.

‘Reading the Actio of Cognitional Acts in Bernard J.F. Lonergan and Joseph Owens’, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2014): 81–102.

‘Navigating the Circle of Interreligious Dialogue and Theologies of Religions’, Australian eJournal of Theology 19 (2012): 209-219.

‘Living in the Artistry of God: Bernard Lonergan’s Interpretation of Thomist Volitional Theory’ Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies 2 (2011): 163-186.

‘The Hermeneutics of Interiority: Transpositions in the Third Stage of Meaning’. In Meaning and History in Systematic Theology: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Doran, S.J., edited by John D. Dadosky. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2009.

‘Insight into the Better Argument: Habermas and Lonergan’, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 63 (2007): 415–39.

‘Sanctifying Grace in a “Methodical Theology”’ Theological Studies 68 (2007): 52-76.


ACU Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

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