Human Sciences: Dr. in Theology and Philosophy
Date of admittance: 28/01/2016
Born in Barcelona in 1941. Ordained priest in 1968, incardinated in the Prelature of Opus Dei. He studied Political and Economic Sciences at the Universities of Barcelona and Complutense of Madrid. Institutional studies of Theology at the Roman College of the Holy Cross.
Doctor in Theology (University of Navarra), 1972; and doctorate in Philosophy and Letters, Department of Philosophy (Pontifical University of Salamanca), 1997.
In 1979, Scientific Researcher of the Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC, Instituto Francisco Suárez, Madrid).
In 1987, Professor of History of Theology at the University of Navarra.
Member “in carica” of the Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche (Vatican City) since 1999.
In 2011, Emeritus Professor at the University of Navarra.
In 2021, emeritus member of the Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche (Vatican City).
He has directed 69 doctoral theses (on Theology, Philosophy, and Church History).
He founded the magazine Anuario de Historia del Iglesia (Pamplona) and was its first director (1992 to 2010). He is now its honorary director.
Emeritus Member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors – Barcelona 1914. Corresponding academician of the Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid), Academia Mexicana de la Historia (México), Academia Colombiana de Historia Eclesiástica (Bogotá), Academia Colombiana de la Historia ( Bogotá), Academia Nacional de la Historia (Lima), Academia Puertorriqueña de la Historia (San Juan de PR) and the Instituto Balear de la Historia (Palma de Mallorca).
Monthly columnist for La Vanguardia (Barcelona, 2001-2015).
Two main lines of research: history of medieval and Renaissance philosophy and theology; and history of theology in Latin America.
He is the author of 26 books; he has translated 5 books (from English and Latin to Spanish); and has directed 14 collective volumes. He has published 418 research papers in scientific journals and collective works; 17 entries in specialized dictionaries; and 26 prologues, introductions and book presentations. He has written reviews or bibliographic reviews for magazines in Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium. He belongs to the Advisory Board of scientific journals in Spain, Germany, Italy, Peru, Switzerland, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Silver Medal of the University of Navarra (1995). São Bento Medal for Theological Studies (Rio de Janeiro, 2002).