ROBERTO J. DE LA NOVAL
Scholar, Writer, Editor, Translator, Teacher
Welcome to my website!
I am a writer. I have had the privilege of writing for academic audiences, in top academic journals and through contributions to edited volumes. My popular writing has also appeared in a number of outlets for Catholic intellectual journalism, such as Commonweal, America Magazine, and Church Life Journal.
I am an editor. I edit for Black Lion Academy and other outlets. Feel free to reach out to me with editing work.
I am a translator of Russian theological texts. I have three books on the way.
I am a professor. I teach theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Born to Cuban immigrants who sought refuge in the US, I come to the study of exiled religious thinkers - my main research focus - from a place of personal connection. A native speaker of Spanish who works with Russian texts, my forthcoming book is a translation of writings by the early 20th c. Marxist-turned-Orthodox priest Sergius Bulgakov, a political dissident who was exiled from his homeland.
To learn more, please take a look at my CV. Thank you for visiting!
THE SOPHIOLOGY OF DEATH: ESSAYS ON ESCHATOLOGY BY SERGIUS BULGAKOV
Forthcoming 2020. Cascade Books.
THE 'CATHOLIC' WRITINGS OF SERGIUS BULGAKOV: ECCLESIOLOGY IN REVOLUTION 1921-1923 (IN PROGRESS)
With Yury P. Avvakumov
SERGIUS BULGAKOV: SPIRITUAL DIARY (IN PROGRESS)
With Mark Roosien
SELECT SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
2019. Modern Theology
DIVINE DRAMA OR DIVINE DISCLOSURE? HELL, UNIVERSALISM, AND A PARTING OF THE WAYS.”
2019. Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies. Translation.
“AUGUSTINIANISM AND PREDESTINATION" BY SERGIUS BULGAKOV.”
2018. Journal of Scottish Theology
ANSELMIAN APOCATASTASIS: THE FITTING NECESSITY OF UNIVERSAL SALVATION IN ANSELM’S CUR DEUS HOMO
2016. Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Theology
(RE)-WRITING ICONS: PICTURING ICON THEOLOGY ANEW
2016. Pro Ecclesia
THE FORK IN THE (FINAL) ROAD: UNIVERSALIST AND ANNIHILATIONIST ESCHATOLOGIES AND WHAT ULTIMATELY DIVIDES THEM.
2015. Sacred Scripture and Secular Struggles. Editor David Vincent Meconi, SJ. Brill.