The Costan Lecture 2016 - David Tracy

"Gregory of Nyssa: An Infinite, Incomprehensible, Infinitely Loving God"

LECTURE

David Tracy, Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies, and Professor Emeritus of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago, The Divinity School and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought 

September 29, 2016

Title: "Gregory of Nyssa: An Infinite, Incomprehensible, Infinitely Loving God"

 

David Tracy is Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies, and Professor Emeritus of Theology and the Philosophy of Religions at the University of Chicago, The Divinity School and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought. He delivered the Gifford Lectures in 1999: “This Side of God.” A noted Catholic teacher, scholar, priest and theologian, Tracy earned his licentiate and doctorate in 1964 and 1969, respectively, at the Gregorian University in Rome.  He taught at Catholic University of America from 1967 to 1969, when he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His courses focused on a wide variety of courses in contemporary theology, in philosophical, systematic and constructive theology and hermeneutics, and on issues and persons in religion and modern thought. Professor Tracy’s publications include Blessed Rage for Order (Harper San Francisco (1979), The Analogical Imagination (Crossroad, 1981), Plurality and Ambiguity (Harper & Row, 1987), and On Naming the Present: Reflections on God, Hermeneutics, and Church (Orbis Books, 1994).  He is currently writing a book on God based on his Gifford Lectures, “This Side of God.”