Dr. Alessandro Rovati

Interim Chair & Full-Time Lecturer Theology Department, and Director of Study Abroad Program

alessandrorovati@bac.edu

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B.A., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
M.A., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Ph.D., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano

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  • TH 105 Introduction to Scripture
  • TH 205 Introduction to Theology
  • TH 311 Jesus and Salvation
  • TH 330 Introduction to Moral Theology
  • TH 340 Catholic Social Teaching
  • TH450 Senior Theology Seminar
  • HO450 Honors Theology Seminar
Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Review:
“Review of Daniel Finn’s Empirical Foundations of the Common Good: What Theology Can Learn from Social Science,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 38, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2018).
“Review of Alberto Savorana’s The Life of Luigi Giussani,” in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, July 11, 2018.
 “War Is America’s Altar: Violence in the American Imagination,” in Cultural Violence and Peace, ed. Fuat Gursozlu, Boston, MA: Brill. (2018)
“Review of Julian Carron’s Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom,” in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, October 3, 2017.
“Mercy Is a Person: Pope Francis and the Christological Turn in Moral Theology,” in Journal of Moral Theology 6, no. 2 (July 2017).
“Review of Luke Bretherton’s Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common Life,” in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, October 15, 2016.
“The Beauty that Pierces the Heart: Joseph Ratzinger’s Christological Understanding of Beauty,” Selected Papers on Beauty & Aesthetics, Quaestiones Disputatae 6, no. 2 (Spring 2016).
“Interview with Stanley Hauerwas,” Philosophical News: Rivista di Filosofia 4 (2012).
Conference Papers:
“Building Bridges Through Community Organizing,” Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Global Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 26-30, 2018.
Populorum Progressio, the Church, and Community Organizing,” New Wine, New Wineskins: Young Catholic Moral Theologians 13th Annual Symposium, University of Notre Dame, July 27-30, 2017.
“‘Seek the Welfare of the City Where I Have Sent You:’ The Church and Community Organizing,” 72nd Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 8-11, 2017.
“Artisans of Their Own Destiny:” Populorum Progressio and Grassroots Democracy,” 2017 Notre Dame Catholic Social Tradition Conference, University of Notre Dame, March 23-25, 2017.
 “‘Come and Follow Me:’ The Christology of the Second Vatican Council and Francis’ Contribution to Moral Theology,” Symposium on Pope Francis’s Vision for the Renewal of the Church, Franciscan University of Steubenville, November 10-12, 2016.
“Learning the Gaze of Christ: Amoris Laetitia, Mercy, and Moral Theology,” New Wine, New Wineskins: Young Catholic Moral Theologians 12th Annual Symposium, Catholic University of America, July 28-31, 2016.
“Mercy Is a Person: Pope Francis and the Christological Turn in Moral Theology,” 71st Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 9-12, 2016.
“Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Nature: The Integral Ecology of Pope Francis,” 2016 Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 4-6, 2016.
“Killing for the Telephone Company: War and Peace in the American Imaginary,” 28th Concerned Philosophers for Peace Conference, Loyola University, Maryland, October 22-24, 2015.
“Language Communities and Moral Concepts: The Moral Life as a Life of Vision,” 2015 Annual American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Massachusetts,  October 8-11, 2015.
“‘Peter, Do You Love Me?’: The Christological Turn in Catholic Moral Theology,” New Wine, New Wineskins: Young Catholic Moral Theologians 12th Annual Symposium, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, July 30-August 2, 2015.
“Is MacIntyre a Radical Democrat?,” 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry, Saint Louis University, Missouri, July 22-25, 2015.
“Joseph Ratzinger’s Christological Understanding of Beauty,” The Power of Beauty Conference, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, 24-25 October 2014.
“MacIntyre and Natural Law: An Alternative Narrative of Well-Being,” 6th Annual Meeting of the International Society of MacIntyrean Enquiry, Nottingham, United Kingdom, July 2012.
“Alasdair MacIntyre and the ‘After Virtue Project’: A Narrative of Practical Rationality,” Conference of the University of Nottingham Centre of Theology and Philosophy, Krakow, Poland, June 2011.
Invited Lectures:
“Education to Wonder: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,” Festival of Friendship, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, September 29, 2018.
“A Conversation About Savorana’s The Life of Luigi Giussani,” Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina, June 16, 2018.
“Christianity and the Challenges of the Present,” Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina, April 17, 2018.
“The Second Vatican Council,” Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 3, 2018.
“The Church and Community Organizing,” 2018 Faculty Lecture Series, Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina, February 7, 2018.
“The Church,” Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, March 5, 2017.
“Pope Francis’ Vision of Catholic Education,” Charleston Diocese Teachers’ Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, March 3, 2017.
“What Do I Want Out of Life?,” Mount St. Mary’s University, Maryland, February 7, 2017.
“Ratzinger and Beauty,” 2017 Faculty Lecture Series, Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina, January 30, 2017.
“Building a Culture of Encounter: Politics and Mercy in the Election Season,” Charlotte Diocese Faith Formation Enrichment Workshop, Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, September 17, 2016.
“Faithful Citizenship,” Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, High Point, North Carolina, September 14, 2016.
“The Name of God Is Mercy: Reflections on the Holy Year of Mercy,” Charlotte Diocese Education Vicariate In-Service, Catholic Conference Center, Hickory, North Carolina, March 3, 2016.
“Christology and Moral Theology,” 2016 Faculty Lecture Series, Belmont Abbey College, North Carolina, February 24, 2016.
“Merciful Like the Father,” Charlotte Diocese Faith Formation Enrichment Workshop, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, High Point, North Carolina, February 6, 2016.
“Mercy Is a Person,” Faculty Lecture Series, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, January 16, 2016.
Christian Ethics
Moral and Political Philosophy
Catholic Social Teaching
Political Theology