This week’s podcast episode features a very special conversation with Tom O’Meara! Amanda Osheim and Stephen Okey spoke with Tom about his long and prolific career in theology, beginning with his joining the Dominican Order in the 1950’s. Tom shared with us his experience of formation and education before, during, and after Vatican II, how he got involved with the ecumenical movement, and the importance of liking people if one wants to be a teacher.
Thomas F. O’Meara, OP is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Theology of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, where he taught from 1981-2002. He is a member the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest in 1962. He is widely published, and his books include Thomas Aquinas: Theologian (University of Notre Dame Press, 1997), Theology of Ministry (Paulist Press, revised 1999), and Vast Universe: Christian Revelation and Extraterrestrials (Liturgical Press, 2012). If you are interested in more of Tom’s story, he has also written an autobiography: A Theologian’s Journey (Paulist Press, 2002). In 2014, over forty theologians gathered in his honor to discuss the future of ecclesiology; the resulting text was published as A Church with Open Doors: Catholic Ecclesiology for the Third Millennium (Michael Glazier, 2015).
The Daily Theology Podcast was very fortunate this summer to record several conversations at the 70th annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). This is the first of four such conversations, and we are grateful to the CTSA for making these possible.
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