BRIAN ROBINETTE & FATHER MARTIN LAIRD on CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE

Brian D. Robinette is Associate Professor and Co-director of the Joint MA in Philosophy and Theology at Boston College. He taught at Saint Louis University (2003-2012). He obtained his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.

Brian’s research interests include Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Mimetic Theory; Theological Aesthetics; Mystical Theology; Theologies of Creation.

He is the author of Grammars of Resurrection: A Christian Theology of Presence and Absence. New York: Crossroad/Herder, 2009.

Martin Laird, O.S.A is Associate Professor of Theology at Villanova University. He has extensive training in contemplative disciplines and gives retreats throughout the United States and Great Britain.

Father Martin is the author of A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation (2011), Gregory of Nyssa and the Grasp of Faith (2007)and Into the Silent Land (2006). All titles published by Oxford University Press.