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Discourse in Dialogue

Reflections in Fundamental Philosophical Theology

Author(s): Pat F. Rossi

Book Description

Discourse in Dialogue: Reflections in Fundamental Philosophical Theology is a project which considers fundamental theological and philosophical perspectives in Catholic-Christian theology. This project adumbrates a number of specifically intellectual themes, namely philosophical and theological in character, which pertain to the Catholic-Christian tradition. These themes include a study of the following: the interrelationship of philosophy and theology; theological method and pluralism; the interpretation of scripture and its underlying hermeneutical principles; Christian anthropology in relation to philosophy of the human person; the Christological mystery and soteriology, as well as the nature of Christian Philosophy; all of which are representative themes proper to fundamental-philosophical theology. This work serves as an introductory text to the above-cited questions, while also providing more specific points of study for those interested in a more comprehensive reflection on contemporary philosophical and theological perspectives.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4170-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4170-6
Date of Publication: 01/12/2012
Pages / Size: 220 / A5
Price: £44.99


After graduating in 1978 from Cathedral College, in Douglaston, New York, with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology, Father Pat F. Rossi attended Saint Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, from 1978 to 1981. Following the completion of both a Master of Divinity Degree and his diaconal ordination in 1981, he was later ordained a priest, of the Archdiocese of New York, the following November. Father Rossi was then assigned as a Parochial Vicar of Saints Philip and James Church in the Bronx, from 1982 to 1987. During this time he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Theology, from Fordham University in New York.

In November of 1987, he was assigned to the faculty of the Saint John Neumann Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York, where he served as Academic Dean and Professor of Fundamental Catholic Theology, from 1987 until 1997. While serving on the seminary faculty, he earned a Doctoral Degree in Theological History from Fordham University in 1992. Father Rossi also served as an Adjunct Professor, in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, at Pace University, in New York, from 1995 to 1999. In that capacity, he taught both comparative religion and the history of philosophy.

In January of 1998, he was appointed pastor of the Parish of Saints Philip and James Church, in the Bronx, a position he held until his appointment, in September of 2008, as pastor of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, which is also in the Bronx. Father Rossi presently serves as an instructor in the humanities at the College of New Rochelle, in New York.