Dr Peter John McGregor

Lecturer, Catholic Institute of Sydney
BA (UNE, 1982), DipEd (Sydney, 1984), BTh (SCD, 1991), GradDipTh (SCD, 1996), TheolM (MCD, 2009), PhD (ACU, 2014)

Dr Peter McGregor has over 30 years’ experience in evangelisation, catechesis and religious education. Before coming to the Catholic Institute of Sydney in 2016 he was the Manager of Studies at the Catholic Adult Education Centre, and Adjunct Lecturer in Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia, both in Sydney.

Peter is a member of the Emmanuel Community (Communauté de l’Emmanuel), a community of lay people, priests and consecrated people within the Catholic Church. As a member of the Community, he has been involved in various evangelistic outreaches: prayer meetings, parish missions, mercy nights, Zacchaeus (a course on Catholic social teaching), Love and Truth (a marriage enrichment program), youth outreaches, an international youth forum, World Youth Day 2008, street evangelisation, and parish visitation. He has been a lecturer at the Emmanuel School of Mission in Manila. Currently, he serves as a spiritual and theological formation provider to community members.

Areas of Interest

  • Missiology, especially the threefold office of Priest, Prophet and King
  • The nature of Theology
  • The relationship between Theology and Spirituality
  • The Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

Research Strengths

  • Ratzinger studies

Awards

Australian Catholic University’s 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the PhD Thesis.

Publications

Books

2016 Heart to Heart: The Spiritual Christology of Joseph Ratzinger
Wipf and Stock (2016) Hardcover; Pickwick Publications (2016) Paperback
2019 Ecclesiology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium
Eds. Kevin Wagner, Isabell Naumann, and Peter John McGregor. Pickwick Publications (2019)
2017 .Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium
Eds. Kevin Wagner, Isabell Naumann, Peter John McGregor, and Paul Morrissey. Pickwick Publications (2017)

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2019 Reading Deus Caritas EstMissiologically
In Ecclesiology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium, edited by Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, and Peter John McGregor. Pickwick Publications 2019
2017 Mary as Priest, Prophet, and King
In Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium,edited by Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, Peter John McGregor, and Paul Morrissey. Pickwick Publications 2017
2019 Conversion of Heart according to Luke
Journal of Gospel and Acts Research Vol 3 (2019): 56-68
2019 Theologising with a Pure Heart according to Joseph Ratzinger
Australasian Catholic Record 96 (2) (2019): 178-189
2019 Is Lonergan’s Method Theological?
Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics 5 (1) (2019): 61-99

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