Patrick Connolly is a B.A./M.A. candidate in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He will graduate with his B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies in the spring of 2016, with a concentration in Historical and Augustinian Studies. He will graduate with his MA in spring of 2017. His research interests lie in rediscovering the spirituality of the patristic fathers, particularly Pseduo-Dionysius the Areopagite. He believes that the division of theology into various sub-disciplines bankrupts the beauty of a coherent tradition, as well as relegating less historically significant theologians to the esoteric knowledge of history books and encyclopedias. Thus, reorienting theological discourse which interacts with pre-Modernity within a hermeneutics of spirituality will better enable ancient theologians to speak convincingly and meaningfully to the contemporary world.