Brian Flanagan

Brian Flanagan (no photo)

Associate Professor

Academic Credentials

B.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Ph.D., Boston College


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Systematic theology
  • Ecclesiology
  • Liturgy and Sacraments

Research Interests

  • Ecclesiologies of communion
  • Ecumenism
  • Liturgical/sacramental theology

Dr. Brian Flanagan completed his Ph.D. in 2007, writing a dissertation on the ecumenist and theologian Jean-Marie Tillard, O.P. In addition to revising that work for publication, Dr. Flanagan continues his research in ecclesiology, ecumenism, and Jewish-Christian dialogue, particularly through the Ecclesiological Investigations Network and the Ecclesiological Investigations Group of the American Academy of Religion.

At Marymount University, Dr. Flanagan is able to indulge both his research and his passion for teaching. In the foundational “Theological Inquiry” course and upper-level courses in ecclesiology, Christology, and sacramental theology, Dr. Flanagan draws upon the diversity of his students’ experiences and his own study of Christian theology to create a classroom focused on shared critical inquiry.



Phone: 703-284-6516