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Take Lord and Receive All My Memory: Toward an Anamnestic Mysticism, by J. Matthew Ashley
ISBN-13: 978-0-87462-502-0. Hardcover. 116 pages. 4.5 X 7.5. LIST PRICE: $15.00
The Père Marquette Lecture in Theology 2015

J. Matthew Ashley was born in Florida but grew up in Colorado. He earned a B.S. from St. Louis University in 1982 with a double major of physics and philosophy. Subsequently he earned an M.T.S. from the (then) Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He then studied at the University of Chicago Divinity School, completing a dissertation on the theological anthropology of Johann Baptist Metz. Upon graduating in 1993 he took a position at the University of Notre Dame, where he has served on the faculty ever since. He has served as Director of Graduate Studies and, since 2010, as Department Chair.

His research interests include German political theology and Latin American liberation theology, with a particular interest in the theology of Gustavo Gutiérrez, Ignacio Ellacuría, and Jon Sobrino, as well as the liberation praxis of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He has continued his interest in Metz’s work in part by retranslating Metz’s seminal work, Faith in History and Society, with an introduction and notes, as well as translating a collection of Metz’s essays and two shorter works which put him in dialogue with figures such as Jürgen Moltmann, Elie Wiesel, and Benedict XVI. He also developed an interest in the relationship between the practice and discourse of Christian spiritual traditions (particularly Ignatian spirituality) and academic theology, which he first explored in a book on Metz, Interruptions: Mysticism, Politics, and Theology in the Work of Johann Baptist Metz (Notre Dame, 1998).

He has followed up on this with essays on Karl Rahner and Ignacio Ellacuría and is currently finishing a book that will explore in more detail the relationship between Ignatian spirituality and twentieth-century Jesuit theologians. Most recently he has also returned to his early fascination with the natural sciences, writing on the relations between the science of evolution and Christian faith.



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