Please note: Dr. Robert Crouse died January 15, 2011. Those who maintain these webpages "The Recollected Pastor" recognize that the CV below is seriously out of date, having been created in 1997. Until such time as it can be updated, we are leaving it online here, as an indication of Dr. Crouse's life, academic accomplishments, and writings, up until 1997. We hope to be able to provide updated information when it is available.

Last Updated in 1997

CROUSE, Robert D.

b. Winthrop, Mass., October 25, 1930. Canadian Citizen. Single.
Permanent Address: Crousetown, Nova Scotia, B0J 1VO
University Address:
Department of Classics, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3J5
Telephone: (902) 494-3468
FAX: (902) 494-2467
King's College School, Junior Matriculation, 1947
Dalhousie University and King's College, B.A.(with Distinction) 1951.
Studies in Divinity (King's) and Philosophy (Dalhousie), 1951-52.
Harvard University (Divinity School), S.T.B. (cum laude), 1954.
Tubingen University, Summer Term, 1955. Trinity College, Toronto, M.Th. (1st class honours), 1957. (Thesis: "St. Augustine's Doctrine of Justitia").

Harvard University (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) , 1957-60, 1969-70, Ph.D. (Early and Medieval Church History)., 1970, Thesis:"Honorius Augustodunenis: De neocosmo)
D.D. (hon.), Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1983.

Stevenson Scholarship, King's College (1949-51);
Harvard Divinity school Scholarships (1952-54);
Teaching Fellowships at Trinity College, Toronto (1954-57) and Harvard University (1957-60, 1969-70);
Harvard University Research Fellowship (1957-58);
Rockefeller Doctoral Fellowship (1958-59);
Harvard Divinity school Honor scholarship (1959-60);
Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship (1969-70).
Trinity College, Toronto. Tutor in Divinity, 1954-57.

Harvard University, Teaching Fellow in Church History, 1957-60; 1969-70.

Bishop's University, Assistant Professor of Church History and Patristics, 1960-63.

Dalhousie University, Assistant Professor of Classics, 1963-67.

Associate Professor of Classics, 1967-76;
Professor of Classics, 1976 -
Professor Emeritus, 1996 -

University of King's College, Professor of Classics, 1979 - Professor Emeritus, 1997 -

Visiting Professor of Patrology, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, 1990- 91; also 1995, also 1998.

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Theology; Greek and Latin patristic Studies; Medieval Platonism; Medieval Interpretation of Aristotle; Dante.
Chairman, Department of Classics, Dalhousie, 1971-76; member (and Deputy Chairman), Faculty Council (Arts and Science); member, Faculty Council (Graduate Studies); member or Chairman of many university committees, Chairmanship Review Committees, Search Committees, Tenure Committees, etc; Member of several Canada Council committees and Task-forces; Director, Foundation Year Programme, King's College, 1980-81; Clerk of Convocation, King's College; Board of Governors, King's College, Vice-President; King's,1986-88.
The Classical Association of Canada.
Association Internationale d' etudes patristiques (Strasbourg)
North American Patristic Society
Societa Tomista Internazionale (Rome)
Canadian society of Patristic studies, (Vice-President, 1977-79).
Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.
American Catholic Philosophical Association.
Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies (Dublin)
International Conferences on Patristic Studies, Oxford, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991; International Conferences on Medieval Philosophy, 1967 (Montreal), 1972 (Madrid); International Anselm Congress, 1970 (Bad Wimfen, Germany); International Congress on the 700th Anniversary of St. Thomas Aquinas, 1974 (Rome/Naples); International Symposium on St. Basil of Caesarea, 1979 (Toronto); International Conferences on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova, 1980, 1986, 1988; International Augustinian Conferences, 1986 (Rome), 1987 (Toronto), 1990 (Perugia); Fifth International Origin Colloquium, Boston, 1989; First European International Medieval Studies Conference, 1993 (Spoleto); Ninth International Eriugena Colloquium (Leuven) 1995; Congresso Internazionale di Studi Ambrosiani (Milan), 1997.
St Mary's University (Institute for Human Values); St. Thomas University (Department of Philosophy); Universite de Montreal (Institute d'Etudes medievales); Harvard University (Department of Church History); University of Durham (Department of Theology); Harvard/Brandeis/Boston College(Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy); Augustinianum (Rome); McGill University (Faculty of Religious Studies); Montreal Diocesan College. Goteborg (Forsamlingsfaku1teten)
Universite de Montreal (Institut d'etudes medievales); Universite Laval (Department of Philosophy).
Dionysius, 1977 -

Editorial Board, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 1985-87.

Review of J. Maritain, Bergsonian Philosophy and Thomism, in Canadian Forum, December, 1955.
Translator and editor, "Matthew of Aquasparta, Quaestiones de fide et de cognitione, Q. V de fide", in E.R. Fairweather, ed., A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Occam (Library of Christian Classics, Vol. X, Philadelphia and London, 1956), pp. 402-427.
St. Augustine's Doctrine of Justitia. M.Th. thesis, Trinity College, Toronto.
"The Augustinian Background of St. Anselm's Concept Justitia", Canadian Journal of Theology, 4 (1958), 111-119.

Review of C. Kirchberger, Richard of St. Victor, in Harvard Divinity School Bulletin (Official Register of Harvard University, 55,1958), 153-54.

Review of J. Pieper, The Silence of St. Thomas, ibid., 154-55.

Review of A. N. Henry, ed., Man and His Manginess, and The Virtues and States of Life, ibid., 162-62.

Review of G. E. McCracken, ed., Early Medieval Theology (Library of Christian Classics, Vol. IX), ibid., 142-44.

Review of E. Gilson, The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, in Canadian Journal of Theology, 4 (1958), 61-63.

“The Hellenization of Christianity: A Historiographical Study", Canadian Journal of Theology, 8 (1962), 22-33.
Review of G. B. Ladner, The Idea of Reform: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Action in the Age of the Fathers, in Canadian Journal of Theology, 9 (1963), 63- 65.
Review of 0. Bougeral, Introduction to the Works of St. Bonaventure, in Canadian Journal of Theology, 9 (1965), 147.
Commentary on N. Schmaus, "Trinity and Christology in the Eastern Liturgy”, in Theology of Renewal, “Discussions" volume, Toronto, 1968.
"Honorius Augustodunensis: The Arts as via ad patriam", in Arts liberaux et philosophie au moyen age (Montreal and Paris, 1969), pp. 531-39.
Honorius Augustodunensis, De Neocosma. A Critical Edition of the Text. with Introduction and Notes. Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University, 1970. "Honorius Augustodunensis, De Neocosmo". Summary of thesis, in Harvard Theological Review, 63 (1970), 515.

"Matthew of Aquasparta, "Quaestiones de fide et de cognitione”, in E. R. Fairweather, ed., A Scholastic Miscellany, new edition, New York, 1970.

"Honorius Augustodunensis: Disciple of Anselm?", in H. Kohlenberger, ed., Die Wirkungsgeschichte Anselms von Canterbury (Analecta Anselmiana, IV/I, Frankfurt/Main, 1975), pp. 131-139.

"St Thomas, St. Albert, Aristotle: Philosophia ancilla theologiae", in Tommaso d'Aquino nella storia del pensiero, I: Le Fonti del pensiero di S. Tommaso (Atti del Congresso Internazionale Tommaso d'Aquino nel suc settimo centenano, Vol. I, Naples, 1975), pp. 181-85.

Review of C. Gunther, Ambrosius von Mailand und Kaiser Gratian, in Classical World, October, 1975, 152-53.

Recurrens in te unum: The Pattern of St. Augustine's Confessions", in S. A. Livingstone, ed., Studia Patristica, Vol. XIII (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, Berlin, 1976), pp. 389-392.
Intentio Moysi: Bede, Augustine, Eriugena and Plato in the Hexaemeron of Honarius Augustodunensis", Dionysius, 2 (1978), 137-157.
"Philosophia ancilla theologiae: Some Texts from Aristotle’s Metaphysica in the Interpretation of Albertus Magnus", in Actas del 5 Congresso International de Filosofia Medieval, Vol. I (Madrid, 1979), pp. 657-661.

"Editorial Comment”, Dionysius, 3 (1979), 3-4.

In multa defluximus: Confessions X, 29-43, and St. Augustine's Conception of Personality", in H. Blumenthal and R. A. Markus, eds., Neoplatonism and Early Christian Thought (Essays in Honour of A. H. Armstrong, London, 1980) , pp. 180-185.

"Semina rationum: St. Augustine and Boethius", Dionysius, 4 (1980), 75-86.

"Philosophy and Poetry" (University of King's College, Halifax, 1980), pp. 1-4.

"Quod ubigue. quad semper, quod ab omnibus”, in A Need for a Catholic Voice in the Church Today (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1981), pp. 11-15.

"The Doctrine of Creation in Boethius: The De hebdomadibus and the Consolatio”, in F. A. Livingstone, ed., Studia Patristica, Vol. XVIII (Oxford and New York, 1982), pp. 417-422.

"Christian Initiation: Some Historical Considerations", in Christian Initiation (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1982), pp.22-29.

"Matthew of Aquasparta, Quaestiones de fide et de cognitione” in E. R. Fairweather, ed., A Scholastic Miscellany (new edition, Phila., 1982).

"Deepened by the Study of the Fathers: The Oxford Movement, Dr. Pusey and Patristic Scholarship", Dionysius, 7 (1983), 137-147.

"The Way Forward Sacramentally” in G. R. Bridge, ed., 150th Anniversary of the Oxford Movement (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1983), pp. 54-64.

"The Prayer Book and the Authority of Tradition", in G.R. Bridge, ed., Church Polity and Authority (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1984), pp. 54-61; reprinted in The Seabury Journal, Vol. 4 (June, 1986), 9-12.
"Philosophical Method in St. Augustine's De trinitate", in E. A. Livingstone, ed., Studia Patristica, Vol. XVI (Texte und Untersuchungen der altchristlichen Literatur, Berlin, 1985), pp. 498-507.

"The Prayer Book in Historical and Theological Perspective", in The Prayer Book (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1985), pp. 6-9; "Eucharistic Doctrine in the Prayer Book", ibid, pp. 108-110.

Images of Pilgrimage: Paradise and Wilderness in Christian Spirituality, Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1986) pp. iii & 58.

"The Ministry of Reconciliation: Anglican Approaches", in G.R. Bridge, ed., Holy Living: Christian Morality Today (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1986), pp. 50-55.

Review of S. Brown, The Origins of Christianity, in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 15 (1986), 118-119.

"A Twe1fth-century Augustinian: Honorius Augustodunensis", Studia Ephemerides "Augustinianum” 26 (Rome, 1987), 167-177.

"Anselm of Canterbury and Medieval Augustinianisms”, Toronto Journal of Theology, 3 (1987), 60-68.

"In aenigmate trinitas, (Conf. XIII, 5,6): The Conversion of Philosophy in St. Augustine's Confessions” Dionysius, II (1987), 53-62.

Twenty-four sermons, in W. Hankey, P. Chalmers, E. Eayrs, eds., Common Prayer, Vol. 6 ( Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1987).

"The Creeds as the Sufficient statement of the Christian Faith", in G.R. Bridge, ed., Rebuilding the House of God (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1987), pp. 41-48).

”The Earth as wilderness and paradise in Medieval Christian Thought", in K. Jaeger, ed., Earth and the Mind's Eye (Halifax, 1988), pp. 16-27.

"Concluding Remarks", in G. R. Bridge, ed., The Scriptures and Modern Christian Teaching (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1988), pp. 103-104; also in The Anglican Free Press, Vol. 5, no. 2 (Nov., 1988), pp. 15-16.

Review of D. S. Hutchinson, The Virtues of Aristotle, in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 17 (1988), 238.

“The Meaning of creation in St. Augustine and Eriugena”, in B. A. Livingstone, ed., Studia Patristica, Vol. XXII (Louvain, Peeters, 1989), pp. 229-234.

"The Prayer Book and the Church in Crisis” (Address, Montreal, Oct., 1988), The Anglican Free Press, Vol. 5, no. 4 (March, 1989), pp. 11-13.

"The Authority of the Thirty-Nine Articles Today, in G.R. Bridge, ed. The Thirty-Nine Articles (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1989).

"Dwarfs on Giants' Shoulders: The Contemporary Past," in K. Jaeger, ed., The Sense of the Contemporary (Halifax, 1989) , pp. 1-9.

"Devout Perusal: The Tractarian Revival of Patristic studies", in E. A. Livingstone, ed., Studia Patristica, Vol. XVIII (Kalamazoo and Louvain, 1990), pp 328-334.

"Atonement and Sacrifice: St. Augustine and the Fathers" in G.E. Eayrs, ed., Atonement and Sacrifice (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1990), pp. 24-31, and "Forward", p. iii.

Translation of approx. sixty medieval Latin and Italian lyrics for D. F. Wilson's Medieval Music (New York, 1991).

"Let us Now Praise Famous Men” The Anglican Free Press, Vol 8, no. 4, Dec, 1991, pp. 19-20.

"The Earth as wilderness and Paradise in Medieval Christian Thought", repr. in S. Harris, ed., Replenish the Earth (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1991).

"Augustinian Platonism in Early Medieval Theology", in J. Mcwilliam, ed., Augustine: From Rhetor to Theologian (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier Univ. Press, 1992), pp. 109-120.

"The Influence of Origen in the Philosophical Tradition of the Latin West: Augustine and Eriugena" in F. Daly, ed., Origeniana Quinta (Louvain, 1992), pp. 565-569.

"The Holy Spirit in Traditional Christian Spirituality", in S. Harris, ed. The Holy Spirit (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1992).

"Hic Sensilis Mundus: Calcidius and Eriugena in Honorius Augustudunensis", in H. J. Westra, ed., From Athens to Chartres. Neoplatonism and Medieval Thought. Studies in Honour of Edouard Jeauneau (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992), pp. 283-288.

"What is Augustinian in Twelfth-century Mysticism?" in F. Van Fleteren, J. Schnaubelt and J. Reino, eds., Augustine, Mystic and Mystagogue (New York: Peter Lang, 1992), pp. 401-414.

"Tradition and Renewal", in D. A. Petley, ed., Tradition Received and Handed On (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1993), pp. 90-98.

"Anglican spirituality and the Book of Common Prayer", The Machray Review, 5 (1994), 61-67.

"Redeeming Secularity”, in D. A. Petley, ed., Redeeming the Time: The Challenge of Secularity (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1994), pp. 76-83.

"Feed My Sheep": Consecration of a Bishop, The Machray Review, 4 (1994), 44-46.

"Problems of Ecclesiology: Patristic Perspectives", in D.A. Petley, ed., The Idea of the Church in Historical Development (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1995), pp. 15-22.

“Hope which Does Not Disappoint", in G. Egerton, ed., Anglican Essentials: Essays Presented to Essentials '94, (Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1995), pp. 286-291.

"Primordiales Causae in Eriugena's Interpretation of Genesis: Sources and Significance” in G. Van Riel, C. Steel, J. McEvoy, eds., Johannes Scottus Eriugena. The Bible and Hermeneutics (Leuven: University Press, 1996), pp. 209-220.

Review of John N. Rist, Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994), in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 25/2 (1996) 236-237.

“Trinitarian Anthropology in the Latin Middle Ages", in S. Harris, ed., Christian Anthropology: The Trinitarian Theology of Man (Charlottetown: St. Peter Publications, 1997), pp. 63-73

"Heavenly Avarice: The Theology of Prayer”, in M. Treschow, ed., The Lord is Nigh: The Theology and Practice of Prayer (Kelowna, B. C. Sparrow's Editing, 1997), pp. 74-78.

IN PRESS (in 1997)
“Dante as Philosopher: Thomism, Averroism and Platonism”.

“The Birth of Modernity: Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio”.

Lo Modo de li poeti (Convivio, II, i): Dante’s Commedia as Moral Theology”.

“Christology from Chalcedon to Anselm (Conference Paper, June, 1997).

“Augustinian Spirituality” (Lecture, May, 1997).

“The Influence of St. Ambrose in Medieval Theology” (lecture for the International Congress of Ambrosian Studies, Milan, April, 1997).

Dr. Robert Crouse passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011, at his home in Crousetown, Nova Scotia.   Requiescat in pace. +
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