David L. Schindler
David L. Schindler
Provost/Dean and Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology (since 1992)
Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, The Catholic University of America
Professor Schindler holds a BA and MA in philosophy from Gonzaga University (1967, 1970) anda PhD in religion from Claremont Graduate School (1976). Formerly a Weaver Fellow (1972-73) and a Fulbright Scholar (1974-75, Austria), he taught in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame (1979-92), where he received tenure in 1985, and at Mount St. Mary’s University (1976-79), where he received tenure in 1978. Since 1982, he has been editor-in-chief of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review, a federation of journals founded in 1972 by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Henri de Lubac, and other European theologians. He serves as editor of the series “Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought” with Eerdmans Publishing Company. Professor Schindler has published over 75 articles (translated into nine languages) in the areas of metaphysics, philosophical issues in biology and biotechnology, and the relation of theology/philosophy and culture. Professor Schindler is the author of Heart of the World, Center of the Church: Communio Ecclesiology, Liberalism, and Liberation (T&T Clark and Eerdmans, 1996) and also of the forthcoming book, Ordering Love: Vol. I: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God and Vol. II: Thinking and Acting in a Technological Age (Interventions Series, Eerdmans, 2011). He is editor and contributor to six collections including (with Doug Bandow) Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny (ISI, 2003). Appointed by Pope John Paul II, Professor Schindler was a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2002 to 2007.