Associate Professor of Theology at Atlantic School of Theology
Hi, thanks for visiting my site. Here you can find information about upcoming speaking engagements, my current and future writing, and more.
My recent work focuses on Catholic moral theology and apologetics. This year will see the release of my second monograph, Resisting the Tyranny of the Banal: An Approach to Moral Theology, which seeks a way forward for Roman Catholic Moral Theology. Also forthcoming this year are some chapters in Still Unhealed, a book with Nuala Kenny on the abuse crisis in the Church.
Via the links above you can check out my speaking events coming up this Fall, learn about or buy my books or, most excitingly, learn about how you could come and study with us at AST!
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Presentation on the Eucharist at the Assembly of the People of God
2:45 Saturday 26th October
Catholics Believe What?: The Power of the Eucharist
Transubstantiation: a word many Catholics hear, less know how to spell, and fewer fully understand. Catholics have a sense that it connects to our teaching around the Eucharist but what exactly does this word mean and how does it impact one’s ability to evangelize? Join Dr. David Deane to dive deeper into what the Church believes the Eucharist is, why it makes sense, and how it is beautiful and transformative.
Anniversary Sermon at Bethany United
10:30AM on Sunday 27th October
"The Upside Down World of the Gospel" A sermon on Luke 18:9–14
The gospel resists many our assuptions about holiness. It opens up an image of a world in which the last are first and the first are last. I'm forturtunate to be preaching about this on Sunday 27th October at Bethany United in Halifax on the occasion of their anniversary.
Presentation at Barat Centre for Spirituality
7PM November 19th
Mining the Dust and Nonsense: A Catholic Theology of Eucharist
Join us at the Barat Centre for Spirituality for a challenging exploration of the doctrine that 2 out of every 3 Catholics reject!
Coming soon - Resisting the Tyranny of the Banal
For quite some time, Roman Catholic moral theology has failed to convince. Catholic positions in relation to sexuality, death and dying, and more, are failing to persuade people, not just in the wider society but within Catholicism too. This book sees two reasons for this. First, the hegemony of secular perspectives. Second, the poverty of a Catholic account shorn of the theology of the Holy Spirit on which it was once based. The book seeks to do two things - push back against the dominant perspectives in our secular society and reconnect Catholic moral theology with the theology of the Holy Spirit on which it was originally dependent. It's coming out later this year with Lexington/Fortress Academic, please do check it out or contact me for more infomation.