Kevin Wagner

Dr Kevin Wagner
BSc (Maths) - USyd, BTeach (Sec) - UWS, MA (Maths) - USyd, MDiv (Phil) - SCD, PhD - JPII-Melb
Lecturer, Theology

Email: Kevin.Wagner@nd.edu.au
Phone: 02 8204 4163

Biography
Kevin Wagner has completed a PhD in Patristics at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne) under the supervision of Dr Adam G. Cooper. Kevin’s thesis focused on the conversion of the fourth/fifth century Neo-Platonist bishop Synesius of Cyrene and those qualities of traditional Greek paideia which best facilitate truth seeking. Kevin was previously the Director of the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome, a role he shared with his wife. He has a background in Secondary school teaching and has taught Mathematics, Religious Education, and Information Technology at both government and Catholic schools in Sydney, Melbourne and London.
Teaching Areas
Liturgy
Sacraments
Scripture
Church History
The Theology and Practice of the New Evangelisation
Research Expertise and Supervision
Patristic theology
Early Church history
Neo-Platonic philosophy

 

Research and engagement

Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, Peter J. McGregor, and Paul Morrissey (eds), Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2017).
  • Kevin Wagner, “Towards a Patristic Theology of Barrenness,” in Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium, edited by K. Wagner, M. I. Naumann, P. J. McGregor, and P. Morrissey (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2017), 226-242.
  • Kevin Wagner, “Book Review - Jonathan Hicks, Trinity, Economy, and Scripture: Recovering Didymus the Blind (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2015),” Phronema 32 (2017): 106-114.
  • Kevin Wagner, “The Second Person of the Trinity in the Hymns of Synesius of Cyrene and Gregory of Nazianzus’ Poemata Arcana and Orations,” Phronema 31 (2016): 59-96.
  • Kevin Wagner, "Theophilus of Alexandria and the Episcopal Ordination of Synesius of Cyrene," Phronema 29 (2014): 127-172.
Conference Papers
Wagner, Kevin, “Called to Attention: Prosochē in John Chrysostom’s Homilies on Genesis.” Paper presented at St Andrew’s Patristics Symposium 2016, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney, September 2016.

Wagner, Kevin, “Virginity and Infertility: Barren Fruitfulness in ‘de virginitate’ Literature of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries.” Paper presented at Mary at the Beginning of the Third Millennium, University of Notre Dame, Australia - Sydney, March 4-5, 2016.

Wagner, Kevin, "The Second Person of the Trinity in the Hymns of Synesius of Cyrene and Gregory of Nazianzen’s Poemata Arcana and Orations." Paper presented at St Andrew's Patristics Symposium 2014, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney, September 2014.

Wagner, Kevin, "Theophilus of Alexandria and the Episcopal Ordination of Synesius of Cyrene." Paper presented at St Andrew's Patristics Symposium 2013, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney, September 2013.

Wagner, Kevin, "The Authority and Power of a Regional Bishop in Late Antiquity – A Case Study based on the Letters of Synesius of Cyrene." Paper presented at XL Incontro di Studiosi dell’Antichità Cristiana, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis, Rome, May 2012.

Wagner, Kevin, "The Duty to Truth - A Case Study from the Early Church." Paper presented at the Sixth National Symposium on Religious Education - Perspectives on Religious Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, ACU, Sydney, June-July 2009.
Professional Affiliations
Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques/International Association of Patristic Studies (AIEP-IAPS)

ACTA (Australian Catholic Theological Association)
Community Engagement
Member of the Communauté de l’Emmanuel