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Leonard J. DeLorenzo, PhD

Thank you for visiting! I work in the McGrath Institute for Church Life and teach theology at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to teaching, I write books and articles, and I speak at academic and pastoral events. My areas of expertise include the saints, the Catholic imagination, religion and literature, and the relationship between storytelling and grace. On this site, you can check out my books, contact me about speaking, and read some of my articles. Contact me directly by using the form on this page.

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"Leonard DeLorenzo sheds profound light onto how faith is rooted in ways of being in the world which are often at variance with the grasshopper habits of digital natives. He beautifully demonstrates how a Christian culture,  with its way of seeing the world, is necessary to liberate us from the anxious narratives of our time and glimpse God’s way of being."


Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., Former Master of the Dominican Order

"Leonard DeLorenzo has written a book, which if followed, would transform youth ministry and evangelization in the Church in general.

Timothy O'Malley,
University of Notre Dame

"A most impressive piece of scholarship. [DeLorenzo] makes a singular contribution to the needed ‘recovery of an eschatological imagination’ for contemporary Christians.” 

Fr. Robert Imbelli,
Boston College

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"This superb collection is more than simply an anthology of scholarly essays ... it is also an invitation for readers to be transformed intellectually, aesthetically, and spiritually."



Jacob H. Sherman, University of Cambridge