Rev. Prof. Declan Marmion, S.M.

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Declan Marmion

Rev. Prof. Declan Marmion, S.M.

Professor of Systematic Theology

Contact Details

Phone: +353 (0)1 708 3627
Office: 7 Dunboyne House

Office hours: By email appointment

Research Interests

  • Trinitarian Theology
  • The Theology of Karl Rahner
  • The Synodal Vision of Pope Francis
  • The Relationship between Theology and Spirituality
  • Theological Anthropology

Highlighted Publications

• ‘A Church that Listens’: Synodality in the Life and Mission of the Church'’
“Karl Rahner, Vatican II, and the Shape of the Church”


A Spirituality of Everyday Faith: A Theological Investigation of the Notion of
Spirituality in Karl Rahner,
Louvain Theological & Pastoral Monographs 23, Louvain,
Peeters Press/Eerdmans, 1998.

An Introduction to the Trinity, with R. Van Nieuwenhove. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

The Cambridge Companion to Karl Rahner [ed.] with M. E. Hines. Cambridge,
Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Theology in the Making: Biography, Contexts, Methods [ed.] with G. Thiessen. Dublin, Veritas, 2005.

  • Christian Identity in a Postmodern Age: Celebrating the Legacies of Karl Rahner and Bernard Lonergan [ed.] Dublin, Veritas, 2005. 

Trinity and Salvation: Theological, Spiritual and Aesthetic Perspectives, Studies in Theology, Society and Culture, Vol. 2 [ed.] with G. Thiessen. Oxford/Bern: Peter Lang, 2009.

Faith Questions, [ed.] with B. Leahy.  Dublin, Columba, Press. 2013.

Remembering the Reformation. Martin Luther and Catholic Theology [ed.] with S. Ryan and G. Thiessen.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.

Co-editor with Norbert Hintersteiner (University of Műnster, Germany) and Gesa Thiessen (Trinity College, Dublin) of the “Theology, Society and Culture Series” with Peter Lang (2009–present; 13 vols. published to date).

Karl Rahner, "Experiences of a Catholic Theologian," Translated with an Introduction by Declan Marmion and Gesa Thiessen, Theological Studies 61, 2000, 3-15.

“Rahner and his Critics: Revisiting the Dialogue,” Irish Theological Quarterly 68, 2003, 195-212.

“Theology, Spirituality, and the Role of Experience in Karl Rahner,” Louvain Studies, 29, 2004, 49-76.

“Trinity and Salvation: A Dialogue with Catherine LaCugna, Irish Theological Quarterly 74, 2009, 115-29.

“Some Aspects of the Theological Legacy of Karl Rahner,” in Pádraic Conway & Fáinche Ryan, eds., Karl Rahner: Theologian for the Twenty-first Century, (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010), 3-22.

“Trinity and Tradition: Revisiting the Trinitarian Tradition East and West,” in The Shaping of Tradition, edited by Colby Dickinson, Lieven Boeve and Terrence Merrigan (Annua Nuntia Lovaniensia 70) (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2013), 267-81.

“Transcendental Thomisms.” Chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology, ed. Lewis Ayres, et al. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, Published online 2017). See Transcendental Thomisms

“Between Transcendence and History, Trauma and Grace: Rahner’s Anthropology Revisited,” Louvain Studies 37, 2013, 309-26.

“Karl Rahner, Vatican II, and the Shape of the Church,” Theological Studies 78, 2017, 25-48.

‘From Foe to Friend: Martin Luther’s Legacy in Catholic Perspective.’ The Furrow 68, 2017, 523-31.



Undergraduate studies at the University of Passau, Germany (Vordiplom) and Milltown Institute, Dublin (BD). Graduate studies at Heythrop College, London (M.Th); All Hallows College, Dublin (Dip. Past. Theol.), Trinity College, Dublin (H.Dip. Ed.) and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (STL, 1993; STD/PhD, 1996). Since 1997 taught at the Milltown Institute of Philosophy and Theology and Head of Dept. of Systematic Theology (2006-2010). Appointed Professor of Systematic Theology at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth in 2013. Editor of the Irish Theological Quarterly since 2013, Dean of the Faculty of Theology 2015-21.

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