Systematic Theology

Title: Professor

Office: Rm. 2-04, NTC
Phone: 780.392.2450 ext. 2216
Email: mailto:don.macdonald@newman.edu

Education

Ph.D., Docteur es Sciences Religieuses, Strasbourg, France (1968)
S.T.L., University of Ottawa, (1961)

Specialization

Systematic Theology (Christology)

Academic Interests

What I love to study and teach is Systematic Theology, especially the areas of Christology and Theology of God (Trinity). I constantly read in these areas in view of perfecting my teaching of those subjects.

Previous Appointments

Academic Dean: 1970-1973, 1983-1990, 2002-2007
President: 1973-1975, 1976-1978, 1990-1992
Vice-Rector of Seminary: 1973-1979

Courses Taught

SYT 184 Christology
SYT 185 Theology of God
SYT 188 Ecclesiology
STD 450 Christology
STD 451 Theology of God
STD 453 Ecclesiology

Publications and Presentations

Publications

“The Theological Formation of Seminarians According to Recent Roman Documents”, Communio (Summer, 2002): 424-437
“Articuler l’histoire en exegese et dogmatique. Jesus d’avant Paques et Christ ressuscitee”, Nouvelle Revue Theologique (Janvier-Mars, 2003): 89-98;
“The Catholic Church on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council”, Celebrate (vol.3, no. 1, Winter, 2012) pp. 14-15.
Review of P. Lakeland’s A Council That Will Never End: Lumen Gentium and the Church Today in Worship (May, 2015); 268-270.

Presentations

I have given so many over the years that I wouldn’t know where to start. For years, I taught Christology in the Archd. Of Edmonton Diaconal Program (also in Calgary’s); I’ve given talks on contemporary Christology to the Anglican clergy in Calgary; talks on particular aspects of Christology to Catholic teachers in Edmonton and Calgary; talks on the mission of the Church to the Religious Order Superiors in Western Canada; talks on the Creeds at the Edmonton Pastoral Centre during the Year of Faith. Some years ago, I did a fair amount of research on Fundamentalism and gave a talk on it at Campion College, Regina, in 1992. I had previously given a talk to the Edmonton Catholic teachers on the same topic. I preached the annual retreat to the priests of the Edmonton Archdiocese as well as the annual retreat to the RC Bishops of Western Canada in Mission, BC. I presented a talk to Faculty on the relationship between theology and spirituality in November, 2013.

Memberships

Member of the Society of American Franciscan History, 1992-2001