David Koonce

Direttore dell’Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose; Professore ordinario dell'Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose; Professore aggregato di Teologia
David Koonce
Direttore dell’Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose; Professore ordinario dell'Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose; Professore aggregato di Teologia

Background Born in Mayfield, Kentucky, 20 December 1973.

Entered the novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ, 15 September 1995.

First temporal vows, 29 august 1997.

Perpetual vows, 5 October 2003.

Ordained deacon, 3 June 2006.

Ordained priest, 23 December 2006.

 

Education Diploma in Classical Humanities, Legionaries of Christ, Cheshire, CT, 1998

B.A. in Philosophy, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2000 B.A. in Theology, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2006

M.A in Theology, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2008

Ph.D. in Theology, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, 2012 Supervisor: Rev. Dr. Paul Haffner defended 22 May 2012

 

Awards and Honours

2012“Medal for Academic Excellence” from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, for the doctorate in theology.

Summa cum laude, doctorate in theology

Areas of Specialization

Fundamental Theology, Theological Method Areas of Competence New Testament Theology, Exegetical Theory, Christian Origins, 20th Century Theology Languages English, Italian, Spanish (fluent) Latin, Biblical Greek (proficient) French, German (reading)

 

Teaching Experience

2012 – : Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Roma.

2011 – : Adjunct Assistant Professor, Higher Institute for Religious Sciences, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome.

2011-2012: Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome. 2008-2010: Lecturer in Theology, Legionary House of Studies, Thornwood, NY, USA.

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses and Seminars

Fundamental Theology (2008-2010, 2012 – )

Introduction to Sacred Scripture (2008-2010, 2012 – )

Synoptic Gospels and Acts of the Apostles (2008-2010, 2012)

Theological Synthesis (2012 – )

Introduction to Theology (2008)

 

Publications

Books

Theology and Experience: A Critical Evaluation of William Van Roo’s Contribution to a Wider Conversation, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome (in process).

Book Chapters

«Comentario al Adversus Haëresis di Ireneo di Lyon, Libro II, Capítulos 1-24», in J.P. LEDESMA(ed.), Sant’Ireneo e la falsa gnosi: Saggi sull’Adversus Haëresis, Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Roma 2009, 43-62.

 

Administrative and Academic Appointments

2011 – : Vice-dean of theological studies, Legionary House of Studies, Rome.

2008 – 2011: Tutor at the Legionary House of Studies, Thornwood, NY.

2006 – 2008: Tutor for students residing at the Legionary General Directorate, Rome.

2003 – 2008: Administrative assistant, Legionary General Directorate, Rome.

2000 – 2003: Administrative assistant, Legionary Territorial Directorate, Orange, CT and Thornwood, NY.

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