Patrick Gardner

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Patrick Gardner is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, specializing in Catholic Studies, at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He received his PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2016; his M.T.S. from Duke University Divinity School in 2010; and his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from Notre Dame in 2008. Before joining Christopher Newport University, he held the position of Lilly Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Valparaiso University. Prof. Gardner’s research engages questions in fundamental theology, the philosophy of religion, and the Catholic Church’s dialogue with non-believers. His dissertation and first major book project examines Henri de Lubac’s theology of atheism and his theories about the enduring influence of medieval apocalypticism. He has also presented and published essays on de Lubac and other Catholic theologians who have shaped the Church’s thinking on faith, doubt, and the challenges of unbelief.