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Dr. Michael Joseph Kirwan
Assistant Professor, School of Religion

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

'Ecclesiastical Action: Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Last Words on Evil and Freedom' in, editor(s)Irina Yazykova , Theology of Freedom: Religious and Anthropological Foundations of Freedom in a Global Context [Festschrift for Alexei Bodrov], Moscow, St Andrews Institute, 2021, pp133 - 147, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2021

'Irreverence and Conversion: Donna Tartt and René Girard' in, editor(s)Paul Rowan and David Torevell , New Insights into Literature and Catholicism in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021, pp143 - 156, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2021

'Thomas Mann: the Story and the Feast' in, editor(s)David Torevell , Literature and Catholicism in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021, pp89 - 109, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2021

'Sacer Vates: the 'Velvet Bridge' of Czesław Miłosz' in, editor(s)Paul Rowan and David Torevell , New Insights into Literature and Catholicism in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021, pp96 - 109, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2021

'Fearful Symmetry, Seventy Years On: Northrop Frye on William Blake' in, editor(s)Mark Burrows, Hilary Davies, Josephine von Zitzewitz , Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World., London, New York, Routledge, 2021, pp152 - 164, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2021

'Catholic Faith Education: a Jesuit Theological Critique' in, editor(s)Sean Whittle , Irish and British Reflections on Catholic Education: Foundations, Identity, Leadership Issues and Religious Education in Catholic Schools, Singapore, Springer Nature, 2021, pp17 - 27, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2021

Michael Kirwan, 'Is There Any Way out of the Heart of Darkness? A Conversation with Joseph Conrad', Communio Viatorum, 63, (2), 2021, p142 - 154 Journal Article, 2021

Michael Kirwan, '"T'is The Time's Plague, when Madmen Lead the Blind": King Lear and Coronavirus'., Communio Viatorum, 62, (1), 2020, p67 - 88 Journal Article, 2020

Michael Kirwan , 'An Abrahamic Journey: Ireland, Faith and the Papal Visit'., Studies, 108:, (403 (Summer)), 2019, p162 - 171 Journal Article, 2019

Michael Kirwan and Ahmad Achtar (eds.) , Mimetic Theory and Islam: The Wound Where Light Enters., New York, Palgrave, 2019, 1-270pp Book, 2019 DOI

Michael KIrwan, 'Time, Space, Holiness', , Communio Viatorum, 61, (1), 2019, p40 - 51 Journal Article, 2019

Michael Kirwan and Sheelah Treflé Hidden (eds.), Mimesis and Atonement: René Girard and the Doctrine of Salvation, London, Oxford, Delhi, Sydney, Bloomsbury Academic., 2017, 1-270pp Book, 2017

Michael Kirwan, 'Se Deus está morto, tudo é permitido? Girard não acieta o veredito de Nietzsche', Revista do Instituto Humanitas Unisinos, 479, 2015, p64 - 68 Journal Article, 2015

Michael Kirwan, 'The Unbearable Humanum: Reflecting Back, Working Forwards', New Blackfriars, 96, (1062), 2015, p239 - 251 Journal Article, 2015

Michael Kirwan, 'William T. Cavanaugh and René Girard: the Myth of Religious Violence', Political Theology, 15, (6), 2014, p509 - 521 Journal Article, 2014

Michael Kirwan, 'A Candle in Sunshine: Desire and Apocalypse in Blake and Hölderlin',, Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture, 19, 2012, p179 - 204 Journal Article, 2012

Michael Kirwan, 'Learning to Say No: Does the Eschatological Reserve Have a Future?', Political Theology, 7, (3), 2006, p393 - 409 Journal Article, 2006

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

'Between Politics and Apocalypse: Discerning the Missio Dei in the Contemporary Global Crisis' in, editor(s)Alexei Bodrov and Stephen M. Garrett , Theology and the Political: Theo-Political Reflection on Contemporary Politics in Ecumenical Conversation, Leiden, Brill, 2020, pp15 - 29, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2020

'"Time, the Mercy of the Messiah": Pope Francis and Johann Baptist Metz' in, editor(s)John Downey, Steve Ostovich and Johann M. Vento , Facing the World; Political Theology and Mercy, New York, Paulist Press, 2018, pp57 - 74, [Michael Kirwan] Book Chapter, 2018

Michael Kirwan, Anna Abram, and Peter Gallagher (eds.), Philosophy, Theology and the Jesuit Tradition: 'The Eye of Love', London, Bloomsbury, 2017, 1-270pp Book, 2017

Michael Kirwan, Teoria Mimética. Conceitos Fundamentais- Coleção Biblioteca René Girard (Em Portuguese do Brasil). Sao Paolo: É Realizações. , Sao Paolo, Brazil, É Realizações, 2015, 1-270pp Book, 2015

Michael Kirwan, Girard and Theology. , LondonLondon and New York: , T&T Clark, Continuum., 2009, 1-270pp Book, 2009

Michael Kirwan, Political Theology: a New Introduction. , London, Darton, Longman and Todd., 2008, 1-270pp Book, 2008

Michael Kirwan, René Girard: uvedení do díla, Prague, Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultur (CDK). , 2008, 1-270pp Book, 2008

Michael Kirwan, Discovering Girard, London, Darton, Longman and Todd., 2004, 1-270pp Book, 2004

Michael Kirwan and Anthony O'Mahony (eds.), World Christianity., London, Melisende Press, 2004, 1-270pp Book, 2004

Research Expertise

Keywords

Catholic Theology; Christology and Theory of Religion; Critical theory and Theology; Gender, religion and violence; Religion & Literature; Religion and Violence; Religion in Modernity; Theology; Theology and Literature; THEOLOGY AND POLITICS; Theology at the University; Theology in the Public Sphere