Wayne J. Hankey (Draft Profile)
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Wayne J. Hankey, BA (Vind.), MA (Toronto), DPhil (Oxon)
Carnegie Professor of Classics
Editor of Dionysius
Wayne Hankey was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia where he received his primary and secondary education. He studied Classics, philosophy, and theology at King’s College, Dalhousie University, Trinity College, the University of Toronto, and Oxford University. He has been teaching university classes for more than 40 years — including four years at York University, Toronto. He spent several years conducting research in Rome and Paris and has held research positions at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Boston College. He was the founding Director of the Foundation Year Program at King’s (1972-78) and, as Librarian of the College (1981-93), built its new library.
Dr. Hankey has published four books and edited seven volumes. His first monograph treated the Neoplatonic sources and structure of the doctrine of God in the Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas and was published by Oxford University Press in 1987; OUP republished it in 2000 in its series “Oxford Scholarly Classics.” His latest book is entitled One Hundred Years of Neoplatonism in France: A Brief Philosophical History (Peeters, 2006). He has published almost one hundred academic articles and reviews, delivered more than 60 major invited scholarly lectures and addresses in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, and has produced scores of journalistic, theological, and devotional publications and addresses. Since 1997 he has been Secretary and Editor of Dionysius.