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David Flanagin  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. History of Christianity, University of Chicago, The Divinity School, 2004
  • A.M. Divinity, University of Chicago, The Divinity School, 2000
  • B.A. University Scholars, Baylor University, 1998

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Theology & Religious Studies - Saint Mary's College of California (July 01, 2009 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies - Saint Mary's College of California (July 01, 2004 - June 30, 2009)
  • Lecturer - Catholic Theological Union (January 2004 - March 2004)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Tyrannicide and the Question of (Il)licit Violence in the Fifteenth Century. Flanagin, David Zachariah (paper)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
    (May 2012)
  • Teaching and Assessing Faith Development: The Integration of Values and Learning in the General Education Curriculum. Flanagin, David Zachariah, Welch, Marshall, Ganote, Cynthia, Gittens, Carol Ann and Praslova, Ludmila (talk, speech or lecture)
    WASC Academic Resource Conference
    (April 07, 2011)
  • The Doctrine and Practice of Penance in the Theology of Jean Gerson. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
    (May 09, 2009)
  • Christiformitas and Confession in the Thought of Jean Gerson. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    The Tenth Biennial Conference of the International Seminar on Pre-Reformation Theology at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and the American Cusanus Society
    (October 15, 2006)
  • A Perception of Hubris: Jean Gerson and the Mendicant Orders. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
    (May 05, 2006)
  • Jean Gerson: Reform and the Biblical Past. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    American Catholic Historical Association
    (January 08, 2006)
  • Godspeak: Rhetoric, Preaching, and the Bible in the Theology of Jean Gerson. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
    (May 05, 2005)
  • A Loss of Balance: Fractures in the Later Hermeneutics of Jean Gerson. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
    (May 09, 2004)
  • A Coincidence of Opposites: The Both/And Hermeneutical Theory of Jean Gerson. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Medieval Intellectual History Workshop, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
    (February 07, 2004)
  • Gerson, Conciliarism, and the Bible. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Medieval Congress
    (July 16, 2003)
  • Gathering Around the Word: The Biblical Roots of Conciliarism in Jean Gerson. Flanagin, David Zachariah (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Congress on Medieval Studies
    (May 08, 2003)

Publications:

  • Flanagin, David Zachariah. 2013. The Bible through the Ages. Rockville, MD: Now You Know Media.
  • 2012. Reassessing Reform: A Historical Investigation into Church Renewal., eds. Bellitto, Christopher M. and Flanagin, David Zachariah Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
  • Flanagin, David Zachariah. 2012. The Origins of Christianity. Rockville, MD: Now You Know Media.
  • Flanagin, David. 2010. Creeds, Christianity. In The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
  • Flanagin, David Zachariah. 2009. Extra ecclesiam salus non est--sed quae ecclesia?: Ecclesiology and Authority in the Later Middle Ages. In A Companion to the Great Western Schism (1378-1417), eds. Rollo-Koster, Jolle and Izbicki, Thomas, 333-74. Leiden: Brill.
  • Flanagin, David Zachariah. 2008. God's Divine Law: The Scriptural Founts of Conciliar Theory in Jean Gerson. In The Church, the Councils and Reform: Lessons from the Fifteenth Century, eds. Christianson, Gerald, Izbicki, Thomas M. and Bellitto, Christopher M., 101-21. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
  • Flanagin, David Zachariah. 2006. Making Sense of It All: Gerson's Biblical Theology. In A Companion to Jean Gerson, ed. McGuire, Brian Patrick, 133-77. Leiden: Brill.
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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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