Born in the city of Québec, Canada, Louis Roy is a member of the Dominican Order and he holds a doctorate from Cambridge University. He taught at the grass-root level and at the Institut de Pastorale in Montréal before becoming a professor of theology and philosophy at Boston College for twenty years, until 2005. He is now teaching at the Dominican University College in Ottawa.
He has edited the French translation of two works by Bernard Lonergan, and he has published several books in English, French and Spanish. His works in English are: Transcendent Experiences: Phenomenology and Critique (University of Toronto Press, 2001), Self-Actualization and the Radical Gospel (Liturgical Press, 2002), Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers (SUNY Press, 2003), and Coherent Christianity (Novalis, 2005). He has engaged in interreligious dialogue and he has written numerous articles on the affective, intellectual and mystical aspects of religious experience, on the relations between faith and psychology, on desire, revelation and the question of God.