Cyril J. O'Regan
Huisking Foundation, Inc. Professor of Theology
A native of Ireland, Cyril J. O’Regan is professor of systematic and historical theology. As such, he is the author of a multi-volume work on the history of theology in the modern period, of which, three of seven volumes have been published. He has also published on the theology and philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and his most recent books are on the philosophies of Hans Urs von Balthasar and on the notion of apocalyptic theology.
Among O’Regan’s other principal teaching and research interests are: theological and philosophical hermeneutics, philosophy of religion, religion and literature, modern continental philosophy, and mysticism.
O’Regan received his bachelor's degree from University College Dublin and both his master's degree and doctorate from Yale University’s Department of Religious Studies.
A total of six Huisking Professorships have been established at Notre Dame, all gifts of the Huisking Foundation, Inc. Benefactors Charles and Catherine Huisking created the foundation in memory of their son, Frank, a 1937 Notre Dame alumnus who lost his life in World War II.