Fr. David Vincent Meconi
Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., D.Phil. (Oxon.) is professor of historical theology at Saint Louis University and director of the school’s Catholic Studies Centre; he is also the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He holds the pontifical license in patrology from the University of Innsbruck in Austria and a doctorate in ecclesiastical history from the University of Oxford.
Fr. Meconi has published numerous books and articles on the early Church and on St. Augustine of Hippo in particular. His most recent works include the Sermons of Peter Chrysologus (Routledge), The Cambridge Companion to Augustine’s City of God (Cambridge University Press), and Augustine On Self-Harm, Narcissism, Atonement and the Vulnerable Christ (Bloomsbury Press). Fr. Meconi is a past fellow of the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University and serves on the ecclesiastical board of Boston College.
You Too Are Christ: The Ongoing Incarnation, Then and Now
Taking from Athanasius, Augustine, and the Cappadocian Fathers, as well as the magisterial teaching of the Catechism, Fr. Meconi helps us see how profound a share in the divine life we possess. The great teachers of the Faith have not hesitated to call this mystery of our share in the divine life through Christ “deification” or “becoming God by grace.”