Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

John Marshall Diamond

EMAIL

jloving@luc.edu

STANDING

PhD Candidate 

DISSERTATION DIRECTOR

Mark McIntosh

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The history and development of the Christian mystical tradition, particularly in the Middle Ages from Eriugena to Nicholas of Cusa; the history and development of Christian doctrine, specifically the doctrines of the Trinity, pneumatology, and anthropology; the doctrine of the imago dei and persons with intellectual disabilities; Christian Neoplatonism in early Christianity, particularly Origen, Augustine, and the Cappadocians; theodicy; Ludwig Wittgenstein and the possibility of religious language.

PRESENTATIONS

"The Holy Spirit as Caritas in Sentences of Peter Lombard," Society of Pentecostal Studies, 2014.

"The Logic of Divine Ignorance: Eriugena's Understanding of the Aristotle's Categories and Logic in Relation to Divine Self-Ignorance," Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference, 2018.

"The Goal of Theological Education," Conference of Theological Pedagogy, 2018.

EDUCATION

M.A. Philosophy, University of Dallas

M.T.S., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

B.A. Church Ministries, Southwestern Assemblies of God University

COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Christian Theology

Christianity Through Time

Introduction to Philosophy (Ivy Tech Community College)

Introduction to Ethics (Ivy Tech Community College)

Introduction to Logic (Ivy Tech Community College)

Philosophy of Religion (Ivy Tech Community College)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Religion

Medieval Academy of America

North American Patristics Society

Mystical Theology Network

The Eckhart Society