Paul McPartlan is a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster (UK) and Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism at The Catholic University of America. He is presently serving as Acting Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated from Cambridge in Mathematics in 1978. Having studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Basil Hume in 1984. He gained his doctorate from Oxford, and then served for four years in a London parish. After holding a post-doctoral research fellowship at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, from 1993-1995, he was appointed to the faculty of Heythrop College in the University of London, where he taught systematic theology for ten years before coming to CUA in 2005. He served for two terms on the International Theological Commission (2004-2009, 2009-2014). A member of the International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church since 2005, he has participated in international Anglican-Roman Catholic and Roman Catholic-Methodist dialogue, also. He was appointed as a papal chaplain by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.
Areas of Expertise
‘Theologie im Spektrum der Universität: Das Dokument der Theologenkommission - Eine Würdigung’, Internationale Katholische Zeitschrift Communio 42(2013), pp.170-180.
‘Nella comunione della Chiesa’, L’Osservatore Romano, 4 maggio 2012, p.6. English original: ‘In the communion of the Church’, L’Osservatore Romano, English edition, 6 June 2012, p.16.
HSTR 203 The Church: Community and Institution
TRS 364 The Catholic Church and Ecumenism
TRS 641B Eucharist
TRS 641D Ordained Ministries
TRS 728K Vatican II: History and Theology
TRS 765B Ecumenical Theology
TRS 766C Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
TRS 862C Eucharist and Church
TRS 864C Theology and Ecology