Bernard Mcginn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught for thirty-four years. The author of the nine-volume, The Presence of God: A History of Western Christian Mysticism (1991– 2021), he has written extensively on the history of theology, especially the history of mysticism and spirituality. A former President of the Medieval Academy of America, he is a Fellow of both the Medieval Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
McGinn was recently bestowed an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and delivered the Gilson Lecture, “God and the One: A Critical Tribute to Étienne Gilson,” to be published by PIMS.
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