Rixon, Gordon A.
Gordon A. Rixon, SJ

PhD (Boston)

gordon.rixon@utoronto.ca | 416-922-5474 ext 225

Bio

Gordon Rixon, S.J. completed undergraduate studies in philosophy and mathematics at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, a Master of Divinity and Licentiate in Theology at Regis College, Toronto, and doctoral studies in theology at Boston College. In addition to serving on the Regis Faculty, Gordon is a Research Scholar at the Lonergan Research Institute and a past member of the Institute’s Board of Directors. He is a literary trustee for the estate of the Canadian Jesuit philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan. Gordon complements his academic work by preaching regularly in local parishes and offering educational seminars in the community

Gordon joined the Regis faculty in 1996 after working on the program staff at the Jesuit Center for Social Faith and Justice in Toronto and serving as the Executive Director of Camp Ekon, a Jesuit sponsored youth leadership program in Muskoka, Ontario. He has been a Senior Resident at Massey College at the University of Toronto and a Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He served on the Board of Directors of Covenant House, Toronto from 2001 to 2015 and represented the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Churches’ Council on Theological Education. He served as Dean of Regis College from 2005 to 2014.

Specializations

  • Systematic Theology

Recent Publications

  • "The Wall and the Sacred Space," in Katharine Lochnan et al., eds., Mystical Landscapes: From Vincent van Gogh to Emily Carr, Munich: DelMonico – Prestel Books, 2016, pp. 106-109.
  • "Locating Hegel’s Aufhebung and Tracing Lonergan’s 'Sublation'," The Heythrop Journal 57/3 (2016), pp. 492-510.
  • "Engaged Collecting: Culture Transforming Mission – The Regis College Library, University of Toronto," Journal of Jesuit Studies 2/2 (2015), pp. 265-282. Available online through open access at brill.com/jjs.
  • "Beauty, Critical Reflection and Justice," URAM 34/2 (2011), published in 2015, pp. 130-152.

Book Reviews:

  • Risto Saarinen. Recognition and Religion: A Historical and Systematic Study, Theological Studies 78/3 (2017), pp. 776-777.
  • Charles Taylor. The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Language Capacity, Theological Studies 78/2 (2017), pp. 511-512.
  • Bernard Lonergan. The Incarnate Word, Journal of Jesuit Studies 4/2 (2017), pp. 365-367.
  • Thomas J. McPartland. Lonergan and Historiography: The Epistemological Philosophy of History, University of Toronto Quarterly 81/3 (2012), pp. 670-671.
Teaching Level(s) College(s) Status
Basic Degree
GCTS Full
Regis College Regular Faculty

Current Courses

Course Code Course Name Semester
RGT1101HF Foundations of Theology First Semester
RGT5920HS lgnatian Mysticism in the World: Reconciliation and Transitional Justice after a Secular Age Second Semester
RGT6333HS Transformative Dynamics of Grace Second Semester
RGT3333HS Transformative Dynamics of Grace Second Semester

Current Courses - Instructor 2

Course Code Course Name Semester
TSJ5021HF Research and Scholarship First Semester