Robert J. Dodaro

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Robert J. Dodaro, OSA is an American priest of the Catholic Church. He is a specialist in the writings of St Augustine of Hippo.

Dodaro is a 1973 graduate of St. Augustine Seminary High School in Holland, Michigan.

Until 2016, he served as the President of the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome, where he remains on the faculty as a Professor of Theology.[1][2] He is also a Professor of Patristic theology at the Pontifical Lateran University.

He also serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Augustinus-Lexikon, a Visitor of Ralston College, and on the Editorial Advisory Council of Dionysius.[2] His Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004, and he was a Co-Editor of Augustine: Political Writings, a collection of letters and sermons by Augustine that deal with political matters, and also of Augustine and His Critics, a collection of essays in honour of Gerald Bonner.

Pope Francis named him a member of the Study Commission on the Women's Diaconate on 2 August 2016.[3]

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  1. ^ "Docenti" (in Italian). Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Robert Dodaro". Light from Light: An Exploration of Theological and Scientific Relationships Referencing Reality. The Humble Approach Initiative. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  3. ^ McElwee, Joshua J. (2 August 2016). "Francis institutes commission to study female deacons, appointing gender-balanced membership". National Catholic Reporter. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 

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