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Ronald Modras


Professor of Theological Studies

Saint Louis University




Ron lives in Webster Groves with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hogan, and their "designer dog," Wolfgang. After several years making the circuit of U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities giving presentations on the humanistic tradition of Jesuit education, he spent the spring semester of 2008 teaching at Saint Louis University's campus in Madrid, Spain, after which he gave a series of lectures in Dublin and Galway, Ireland. Although he has entered into "phased retirement," Ron has begun researching for a book comparing the theologies of his two former teachers at the University of Tubingen, Joseph Ratzinger, now better known as Pope Benedict XVI, and his Doktorvater, Hans Kung.