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Tracy, David (b. 1939)

  1. Bruce Riley Ashford

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1401

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Ashford, B. R. 2011. Tracy, David (b. 1939). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


David Tracy is an American Catholic theologian and professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, who synthesized the insights he gleaned from philosophy, literary criticism, biblical studies, and world religions into an integrated whole. He claims Augustine, New-man, Kierkegaard, and Lonergan as the major influences on his work, but draws upon Kyoto Mahayana Buddhism, Derrida, Deleuze, Ricoeur, Wittgenstein, Pseudo-Dionysius, and Eckhart as well. While teaching at Chicago he also served as the chaplain and preached weekly from the lectionary. In 1977 he was elected president of the Catholic Theological Society.


  • Tracy, David (b. 1939);
  • American catholic theologian, the divinity school;
  • the analogical imagination;
  • tracy's second major work, the analogical imagination