Professor of Theology (1971)
Department of Theology
A.B., Assumption College, 1965
M.A., University of Pennsylvania; French Literature, 1967
Ph.D., Fordham University; Theology, 1978
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Parable of the Lost Heir: A Story of the Mahayana Journey to Buddahood”
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Foundations of the West: Religion and Philosophy, Civilization:Religion and Philosophy, The Problem of God, Asian Traditions, The Nature of Theology
Sample of Publications
LePain, M. (tr). The City of Man by Pierre Manet. Princeton University Press, (1988).
LePain. M. “‘Tra feltro e feltro’: Whence Dante’s Greyhound?,” in Gladly To Learn and Gladly to Teach: Essays on Religion and Political Philosophy in Honor of Ernest L. Fortin, A.A. (Lexington Books, 2002), 75-82.
LePain, M. (tr.). Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Dante and His Precursors, by Ernest L. Fortin (Lexington Books, 2002).
Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007
Dante’s Divine Comedy
Sample of Presentations
“Pierre Manent on the Church and the City of Man”, Lonergan Workshop, Boston
College, June 2004.
Ernest L. , Fortin, A.A. Memorial Lecture “‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers’: A Reading of Dante Inspired by Ernest Fortin,” Boston College, September 14, 2004
” ‘Tra feltro e felro’ : When Dante’s Greyhound?” Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Congress, Villanova, PA, September, 1995
“The Serpent in Dante’s Comedy.” Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Congress, Villanova, PA, October, 1993