"Educated readers of all kinds will find much to inspire them and to challenge their preconceptions about the role and task of theology."--Commonweal
"A very fine text that should be welcomed by teachers, scholars, and students of all kinds...This is an outstanding and impressive survey, written by one of the leading experts in the field. One has to marvel at the author's ability to summarize complex positions and problems in admirably clear, succinct prose. O'Collins's deep learning is obvious throughout, and anyone interested in fundamental theology can learn much from this work."--Theological Studies
About the Author
Born in Melbourne (Australia), Gerald O'Collins was ordained a priest in 1963, took his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1968 and taught for 33 years at the Gregorian University (Rome), where he was also dean of theology (1985-91). Now living back in Australia, he is an adjunct professor of the Australian Catholic University. Author or co-author of 56 published books and of hundreds of articles in professional and popular journals, he is widely known for his appearances on BBC and as a lecturer in many universities and colleges around the world and has chaired conferences for the Templeton Foundation.. He has received numerous honorary doctorates and other awards, including the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest honour awarded through the Australian government.