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Dr Luigi Gioia

Dr  Luigi Gioia

Research Associate

Development Officer

Office Phone: 01223761334


Prof. Luigi Gioia received his D.Phil at Oxford University (Christ Church) where he worked on a doctoral dissertation on Augustine’s De Trinitate from a dogmatic point of view under the supervision of Prof. Mark Edwards and Prof. John Webster. He was Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of S. Anselmo in Rome and has lectured on Ecclesiology, Trinity, Theology of History, Anthropology and Spirituality, Liturgy and Ecclesiology and Justification both at graduate and undergraduate level. He is the Academic Director of a project on Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict resulting from a cooperation between the University of S. Anselmo in Rome and the Faculty of Business and Management of the University of S. Gallen in Switzerland.

Research Interests

Luigi is working on a monograph which examines the implications of Trinitarian theology on self, sexuality and gender in Augustine and across the patristic tradition, resorting to heuristic tools provided by French phenomenology (especially Jean Luc Marion and Jean-Yves Lacoste).   

Key Publications

  • ‘La connaissance du Dieu Trinité chez saint Augustin. Par delà les embarras de l’analogie et de l’anagogie’, in E. Durand, V. Holzer (eds.), Les sources du renouveau trinitaire au XXe siècle, Cogitatio Fidei, Cerf, 2008, Paris, 97-139.
  • "Augustine’s De Trinitate", T&T Clark companion to Augustine and modern theology, Pecknold, C., & Toom, T. (ed.), T & T Clark, London, 2013, 3-19. 

  • "Il carattere teologale, storico ed ecclesiale dell'identità personale in Agostino", Gregorianum 95/4 (2014), 487-509. 

  • “Morte e autenticità nell’attività teologica”, Gregorianum 96/2 (2015), 253-264. 

  • La Chiesa, Popolo di Dio in cammino nella storia, Tau Editrice, Todi, 2015. 

  • “Benedictine Monasticism: An Ecclesial Spirituality”, Cistercian Studies Quarterly 51.2 (2016), 147-56. 

  • The theological epistemology of Augustine’s De Trinitate, OUP, Oxford, 2016

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