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Author and theologian Dr. Conor Sweeney has been hired as an associate professor of theology. With expertise ranging from systematic theology to theological anthropology, Sweeney will bring his extensive knowledge to Christendom classrooms starting in the fall of 2020.  

Sweeney earned his BA from Trinity Western University before earning his STL and STD from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Rome. From 2012 to 2019, Sweeney taught at the John Paull II Institute for Marriage and the Family in Melbourne, Australia.

Sweeney is the author of Sacramental Presence after Heidegger: Onto-theology, Sacraments, and the Mother’s Smile (2015), Abiding the Long Defeat: How to Evangelize Like a Hobbit in a Disenchanted Age (2018), and The Politics of Conjugal Love: a Baptismal and Trinitarian Approach to Headship and Submission (2019). In addition to publishing three books, Sweeney also co-edited God and Eros: The Ethos of the Nuptial Mystery, ed. with Colin Patterson (2015).

Sweeney’s expertise includes sacramental theology, theological anthropology, systematic theology, and evangelization. His interests also include the relationship between culture and Christianity, and conceptualizing the faith in baptismal terms. 

Sweeney joins theology department chairman Dr. Matthew Tsakanikas and others in the department, including Dr. Eric Jenislawski, Dr. Owen Vyner, Dr. Andrew Whitmore, and college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell.

Sweeney and his wife are originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. Together, they are the proud parents of five children. 

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