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A.B., M.A., Ph.D., School of Theology, Professor of Systematic Theology. A.B. (Religion), Dartmouth College, 1974; M.A. (Theology), Fordham University, 1976; Ph.D. (Historical Theology), Fordham University, 1987. At SHMS 1999-
Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Professor of Systematic Theology, has been at Sacred Heart Major Seminary since 1999. Prior to coming to Detroit, he taught at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas from 1985-1999. Dr. Fastiggi received an A.B. in Religion (summa cum laude) from Dartmouth College in 1974; a M.A. in Theology from Fordham University in 1976; and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham in 1987. In addition, he has done private research in Paris and Montréal, and he took part in a study-tour of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain sponsored by the National Council for U.S.-Arab relations.
During his time at Sacred Heart, Dr. Fastiggi has taught a wide variety of courses, including Ecclesiology, Christian Anthropology, Christology, Mariology, Moral Theology, and the Sacramental Life of the Church. He is a board member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy and the vice president of the Mariological Society of America.
He has served as the executive editor of the 2009-2013 supplements to the New Catholic Encyclopedia and the co-editor of the English translation of the 43rd edition of the Denzinger-Hünermann compendium published by Ignatius Press in 2012.
Dr. Fastiggi was born in Montclair, New Jersey and now resides in Michigan with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children: Mary, Anthony and Clare.
Dr. Robert Fastiggi's Books
The Natural Theology of Yves de Paris (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1991) ISBN 1-55540-422-7 and 1-55540-423-5 (pbk.).
The Mystical Theology of the Catholic Reformation: An Overview of Baroque Spirituality [co-author, José Pereira] (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2006) ISBN 13:978-0-7618-3513-4 and 10:0-7618-3513-X
What the Church Teaches about Sex: God’s Plan for Human Happiness (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2009) ISBN 159276213 and 978-1592762125.
Called to Holiness and Communion: Vatican II on the Church [co-editor with Fr. Steven Boguslawski, O.P.] (Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 2009) ISBN-10 1589661583; ISBN-13: 978-1589661585.
De Maria Numquam Satis: The Significance of the Catholic Doctrines on the Blessed Virgin Mary for All People [co-editor with Judith Marie Gentle] (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009). ISBN 0-7618-4847-9/ 978-0-7618-4847-9.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009 2 volumes [executive editor] (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning in association with The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2009). ISBN- 13: 978-1-41-447526-4 (set).
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010 2 volumes [executive editor] (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning in association with The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2010). ISBN: 13: 978-1-4144-7588-2 (set).
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011 2 volumes [executive editor] (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning in association with The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-4144-7591-2 (set).
St. Paul, the Natural Law, and Contemporary Legal Theory [co-editor with Jane Adolphe and Michael Vacca] (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012) ISBN-10: 0739168576; ISBN-13: 978-0739168578.
Denzinger-Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum: A Compendium of Creeds, Definitions, and Declarations of the Catholic Church (43rd edition) [co-editor with Anne Englund Nash of the English edition] (Ignatius Press, 2012) ISBN 9780898707465.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013 4 volumes [executive editor] (Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning in association with The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1-4144-8225-5 and ISBN-10: 1-4144-8225-6.