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Mr. Philip Cremin

Title:

Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Room Name/ Num:

FTG16B T- Block/ FTG Rooms

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Philip Cremin is a graduate of the Cork Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick. He holds a diploma in Telecommunications, a BA in Theology and Philosophy, and a Master's Degree by Research and Dissertation in Theology. While completing his Masters's degree he spent one semester completing his research at the University of Tubingen, Germany. Philip's MA research degree was presented to Benedict XVI at Castle Gandolfo in August 2012. 

He worked with the Dominican Priory Institute, Tallaght, Co Dublin (2003-2005) as one of their Distance Education Theology Co-Ordinator. In addition, Philip worked as a Tutor (2006-2008) in the Theology Dept at Mary Immaculate College where he was responsible for the first Year students; Occasional hours (2007-2008) with the Learner Support Unit at the College. In addition, Philip also took on a part-time lecturing role with the Dept of Learning, Society & Religious Education at Mary Immaculate (2009).

He currently lectures in Theology and Religious Studies at the Waterford Institute of Technology (2009-present) where he also supervises theses to Master's level on the MA in Applied Spirituality program. Philip was also an invited External Panel member for the MA In Aquinas Studies at the Institute Of Technology Tallaght (May 2018).   

He is a regular contributor to the 'Conversations Program' held at the Dominican Retreat Centre, Ennismore, Cork City and is currently a member of the Irish Episcopal Theological Committee.

He is a member of the Irish Theological Association, the European Society for Catholic Theology, the Spirituality in Society and the Professions (SpirSoP), and the Creativity and Culture Research Group

Research

Faith and Reason; Reason and Religion

Christian Thought and Culture Interface

Joseph Ratzinger's idea of God as Dia-Logos and its implications for Contemporary Society

The emerging dialogue between Theological Anthropology and Evolutionary Theory

Teaching

In addition to his teaching experience at Mary Immaculate College, Philip currently (2009-present) works at the Waterford Institute of Technology where he lectures in systematic theology. 

Professional

In addition to having worked for 15 years in the corporate sector as a Technician, Engineer, Operations Manager with a number of companies and laterally as a Technical Marketing Manager for the European Division of Vishay General Semiconductor, Philip is also a member of the following groups:

  1. Spirituality in Society and The Professions Research Group (SpirSoP) 
  2. Creativity and Culture Research Group
  3. The Irish Theological Association
  4. The European Society for Catholic Theology

Publications and Conferences

Cremin, P., (assistant ed.), Culture, Technology and Values: Ethical Dimensions of European Identity, (Limerick: Centre for Culture, Technology and Values, 2008).

Cremin, P., 'From Peritus to Pope: Benedict XVI and the Council' in Doctrine and Life, Vol. 62 (December 2012), pp. 37-46.

Cremin, P., 'Joseph Ratzinger’s critique of Christian Moralism', in Doctrine and Life, Vol. 63 (March 2013), pp. 22-31.

Cremin, P., ‘Christian Moralism: A Perspective from the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger’, Emerging Scholars Conference, European Society of Catholic Theology, Vienna, August 2011.

Cremin, P., ‘An Initial Perspective on God’s Self-Revelation from the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger’, Emerging Scholars Conference, European Society of Catholic Theology, Bratislava, August 2011.

Cremin, P., ‘Christianity: A Self-Criticism’, The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilisation, University College Cork, Cork, September 2011.

Cremin, P., ‘From Peritus to Pope: Benedict XVI and the Council’, The Legacy of Vatican II: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Council, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, November 2012.

Cremin, P., ‘Joseph Ratzinger: More Talked About Than Studied’, Ennismore Conversations, Dominican Retreat Centre, Cork, April 2013.

Cremin, P., ‘An Operative Theology: Contributions to Contemporary Society?’, Ennismore Conversations, Dominican Retreat Centre, Cork, April 2013.

Cremin, P., ‘The Human Picture of the Divine’, Beauty and the Beyond: Exploring Religion and Theology Through Film, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, April 2013.

Cremin, P., ‘Critiquing The Truth: Joseph Ratzinger And A Critique of Christianity’, Poiesis: The Ambivalent Creation of Truth, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, November 2013.

Cremin, P., ‘Mediating the Cosmos: Science and Theology in Conversation’, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, April 2013.

Cremin, P., ‘Joseph Ratzinger’s Idea of God as Dia-Logos: A Contribution to Contemporary Society?’, The Dynamism of Ratzinger’s Theology, Maynooth, June 2013.

Cremin, P., ‘Science and Theology in Conversation: The Conflict Model’, Ennismore Conversations, Dominican Retreat Centre, Cork, February 2014.

Cremin, P., ‘Being and Becoming: Speaking Freedom to an Existential Culture’, The Christian Vision of Humanity, Maynooth, April 2014.

Cremin, P., ‘The Future of Europe: Lessons from Two Lectures’. Ennismore Conversations, Dominican Retreat Centre, Cork, April 2017.

Cremin, P., ‘On The Church: A Step Too Far Or A Miracle Of Love?’ Ennismore Conversations, Dominican Retreat Centre, Cork, February 2019.

Cremin, P., ‘J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings: A Christian Epic?’ Ennismore Conversations, Dominican Retreat Centre, Cork, February 2019.

Cremin, P., ‘Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings: Christianity As Myth?’ The Call of Literature: Theology, Philosophy and Literature In Conversation, Trinity College, Dublin, June/July 2021.