Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Renczes, S.J., Philipp Gabriel

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Father Philipp G. Renczes is professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and an invited professor in historical theology at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum. He earned his doctoral degree in theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris and a PhD in history of religions and religious anthropology from the Paris-Sorbonne University. Father Renczes is fluent in German, English, French, Italian, Ivrit (Modern Hebrew) and Spanish. Fr. Renczes was Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004 and held the Wade Chair at Marquette University in 2007-08. Since 2011, Father Renczes has been the director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Among his publications are: Agir de Dieu et liberte l'homme. Recherches sur l’anthropologie theologique de Saint Maxime le Confesseur (Paris 2003), Jesús, el Ungido, ¿centro de la creación? (Madrid 2007), The Scope of Rahners’s Fundamental Axiom in the Patristic Perspective: A Dialogue of Systematics and Historical Theology (London/New York 2012).