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Matthew Levering

leveringm2011Matthew Levering

Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology

University of Saint Mary of the Lake - Mundelein Seminary

 

 

 

Click here to read our interview with Dr. Levering on March 1, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

Boston College, Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Spring 2000

Duke Divinity School, Master of Theological Studies, Spring 1996

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in History, Spring 1993

Wesleyan University, Fall 1989-Spring 1991

 

Honors, Grants, and Fellowships:

Distinguished Fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 2008-

Contributing Editor for 2009, Assembly: A Journal of Liturgical Theology (Notre Dame Center for Liturgy)

Myser Fellow, Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame, 2006-2007 academic year

2006 Book Award, Third Place in Theology, Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, for Holy People, Holy Land

Institute of Medieval Philosophy and Theology Bradley Grants, 1997-2000

University Fellowship, Boston College, 1996-2000

 

Teaching Positions:

Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology, University of Saint Mary of the Lake-Mundelein Seminary, 2013-

Professor of Theology (tenured), University of Dayton, 2009-2013

Associate Professor of Theology, Ave Maria University, Naples, FL, 2004-2009

Assistant Professor of Theology, Ave Maria College, Ypsilanti, MI, 2000-2004

Lecturer, Boston College, 1999-2000

 

Publications:

Books Authored

 

 

Books Co-Authored

  • Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Reading of the Bible. Co-authored with Michael Dauphinais.  Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2005.
  • Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Co-authored with Michael Dauphinais.  Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. * French edition published as: À la découverte de l'amour de dieu. Une Introduction à la théologie de saint Thomas d'Aquin. Trans. Giovanna Brianti.  Paris: Parole et Silence, 2005.

 

Scholarly Books Co-Edited

 

 

Popular Books Edited

On the Priesthood: Classic and Contemporary Texts. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.

On Christian Dying: Classic and Contemporary Texts. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

On Marriage and the Family: Classic and Contemporary Texts. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

On Prayer and Contemplation: Classic and Contemporary Texts. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.

 

Articles

  • "Aquinas on Romans 8: Predestination in Context." in Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas. Ed. Michael Dauphinais and Matthew Levering, CUA Press, Washington D.C., 2012.
  • "Christ, the Trinity, and Predestination: McCormack and Aquinas." In Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology. Ed. Michael T. Dempsey. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011: 244-273.
  • "Eternity, History, and Divine Providence." Angelicum 88 (2011): 403-423.
  • "Aquinas." In The Blackwell Companion to Paul. Ed. Stephen Westerholm. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011: 361-374.
  • "Ockham on the Papacy." In Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages: A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown. Ed. Kent Emery, Jr., Russell Friedman, and Andreas Speer. Leiden: Brill, 2011: 749-780.
  • "Eternal Life, a Merited Free Gift?" Nova et Vetera 9 (2011): 149-162.
  • "Providence and Predestination in Al-Ghazali." New Blackfriars 92 (2011): 55-70.
  • "The Inspiration of Scripture: A Status Quaestionis." Letter & Spirit 6 (2010): 281-314.
  • "God and Greek Philosophy in Contemporary Biblical Scholarship." Journal of Theological Interpretation 4 (2010): 169-185.
  • "Aquinas on the Decalogue." In Reading the Decalogue through the Centuries. Ed. Jeffrey Greenman and Timothy Larson.  Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, forthcoming.
  • "Ordering Wisdom: Aquinas, the Old Testament, and Sacra Doctrina." In Ressourcement Thomism.  Ed. Reinhard Hütter and Matthew Levering. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2010, 80-91.
  • "Charity and Empire: Is Trinitarian Monotheism Violent?" Letter & Spirit 5 (2009): 155-171.
  • "Holy Orders and Ecclesial Hierarchy in Aquinas", in: Rediscovering Aquinas and the Sacraments. Co-edited with Michael Dauphinais. Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2009, 85-100.
  • "A note on Scripture in the "Summa theologiae", in: New blackfriars 90 (2009, 1030): 652-658
  • "Biblical Thomism and the Doctrine of Providence", in: American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83 (2009) 339-362.
  • "Aquinas on the book of Job : providence and presumption", in: Providence of God: Deus Habet Consilium, Francesca Aran Murphy, Philip G Ziegler (Eds.) T & T Clark International:London, 2009, 7-33
  • "Liturgical Mediation: Help or Hindrance to the Unity of the People of God?" Assembly: A Journal of Liturgical Theology 35 (2009): 50-54.
  • "Knowing What Is ‘Natural': Thomas Aquinas and Luke Timothy Johnson on Romans 1-2." Logos 12 (2009): 117-142.
  • "Original Sin and the Anthropological Principles of Humanae Vitae." Nova et Vetera 6 (2008): 779-799.
  • "The Imago Dei in David Novak and Thomas Aquinas: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue." The Thomist 72 (2008): 259-311.
  • "Religious Freedom, State Neutrality, and Divine Authority." In Ethics without God? The Divine in Contemporary Moral and Political Thought.  Ed. Fulvio Di Blasi, Joshua P. Hochschild, and Jeffrey Langan.  South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2008: 114-118.
  • "God and Natural Law: Reflections on Genesis 22." Modern Theology 24 (2008): 151-177.
  • "Principles of Exegesis: Toward a Participatory Biblical Exegesis." Pro Ecclesia 17 (2008): 35-51.
  • "Reclaiming God's Providence: John Paul II, Maimonides, and Aquinas." In John Paul II and the Jewish People.  Ed. David G. Dalin and Matthew Levering.  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008: 95-112.
  • "Introduction." Co-authored with Matthew L. Lamb.  In Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition.  Ed. Matthew L. Lamb and Matthew Levering.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008: 3-22.
  • "Pastoral Perspectives on the Church in Modern World." In Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition.  Ed. Matthew L. Lamb and Matthew Levering.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008: 165-183.
  • "Christ the Priest: An Exploration of Summa Theologiae III, q. 22." The Thomist 71 (2007): 379-417. *Czech translation: "Kristus knĕz: Prohloubení 22. otázky třetí části Summy Theologiae," Salve: Revue pro teologii, duchovní život a kulturu 20 (2010): 59-91.
  • "A Note on Joseph Ratzinger and Contemporary Theology of the Priesthood." Nova et Vetera 5 (2007): 271-283.
  • "Hierarchy and Holiness." In Wisdom and Holiness, Science and Scholarship. Ed. Michael Dauphinais and Matthew Levering.  Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2007: 143-172.
  • "Introduction" to Eternity, Time, and the Life of Wisdom by Matthew L. Lamb. Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2007: xiii-xx.
  • "Friendship and Trinitarian Theology: Response to Karen Kilby." International Journal of Systematic Theology 9 (2007): 39-54.
  • "Introduction." In Aquinas the Augustinian.  Ed. Michael Dauphinais, Barry David, and Matthew Levering.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2007: xi-xxiv.
  • "Augustine and Aquinas on the Good Shepherd: The Value of an Exegetical Tradition." In Aquinas the Augustinian.  Ed. Michael Dauphinais, Barry David, and Matthew Levering.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2007: 205-242.
  • "St. Thomas Aquinas and William Abraham." New Blackfriars 88 (2007): 46-55.
  • "Editorial: Deus Caritas Est." Nova et Vetera 4 (2006): 223-226.
  • "Natural Law and Natural Inclinations: Rhonheimer, Pinckaers, McAleer." The Thomist 70 (2006): 155-201.
  • "Ecclesial Exegesis and Ecclesial Authority: Childs, Fowl, and Aquinas." The Thomist 69 (2005): 407-467.
  • "Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas." In Aquinas on Scripture: An Introduction to His Biblical Commentaries.  Ed. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap., Daniel Keating, andJohn Yocum.  New York: T. & T. Clark, 2005: 99-126.
  • "Participation and Exegesis: Response to Catherine Pickstock." Modern Theology 21 (2005): 587-601.
  • "Introduction." Nova et Vetera 3 (2005): 429-436.
  • "John Paul II and Aquinas on the Eucharist." Nova et Vetera 3 (2005): 637-659. * French trans.: "Jean-Paul II et S. Thomas d'Aquin sur l'eucharistie." Nova et Vetera [French ed.] 80 (2005): 7-32.
  • "Introduction." In Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas.  Ed. Michael Dauphinais and Matthew Levering.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2005: xiii-xxv.
  • "Does the Paschal Mystery Reveal the Trinity?" In Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas.  Ed. Michael Dauphinais and Matthew Levering. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2005: 78-91.
  • "The Pontifical Biblical Commission and Aquinas's Exegesis." In a symposium on the Pontifical Biblical Commission's The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian BiblePro Ecclesia 13 (2004): 25-38.
  • "Aquinas on the Liturgy of the Eucharist." In Aquinas on Doctrine: A Critical Introduction.  Ed. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap., Daniel Keating, and John Yocum.  New York: T. & T. Clark, 2004: 183-197.
  • "Metaphysics and Contemporary Sacramental Theology: Retrieving Anscar Vonier, O.S.B.'s A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist." in Indubitanter ad veritatem: Studies Offered to Leo J. Elders, S.V.D. Ed. Jörgen Vijgen.  Budel: Damon, 2003: 281-300.
  • "Juridical Language in Soteriology: Aquinas's Approach." Angelicum 80 (2003): 309-326.
  • "Beyond the Jamesian Impasse in Trinitarian Theology." The Thomist 66 (2002): 395-420.
  • "Contemplating God: YHWH and Being in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas." Irish Theological Quarterly 67 (2002): 17-31.
  • "Balthasar on Christ's Consciousness on the Cross." The Thomist 65 (2001): 567-581.
  • "Speaking the Trinity: Anselm and His 13th-Century Interlocutors on Divine Intelligere and Dicere." In Saint Anselm-His Origins and Influence. Ed. John R. Fortin.  Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellon Press, 2001: 131-143.
  • "Wisdom and the Viability of Thomistic Trinitarian Theology." The Thomist 64 (2000): 593-618.
  • "Israel and the Shape of Thomas Aquinas's Soteriology." The Thomist 63 (1999): 65-82.

 

Popular Articles and Reviews
"The Audacity of Abortion." Co-authored with Peter Leithart. Nova et Vetera 7 (2009): 295-299.

"Messianic Gentiles and Messianic Jews: A Response to Mark S. Kinzer." First Things no. 189 (January 2009): 47-49.

Review of Randi L. Rashkover and Martin Kavka, ed., Tradition in the Public Square: A David Novak Reader (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008). First Things 187 (November 2008): 60.

 

Internet Publications
"Aquinas on the Christian Life." Journal of Lutheran Ethics. Web journal. Posted May 2, 2011.

Review of Hans Boersma, Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). Published on FirstThings.com, March 31, 2010.

"The Brothers and Sisters of Jesus." Published on FirstThings.com, November 30, 2007.

 

Translations and Annotations

Translation of Gilles Emery, O.P., "The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Trinity." Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

Translation of Gilles Emery, O.P., "The Holy Spirit in the Commentary of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Epistle to the Romans."  Forthcoming in Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas, ed. Michael Dauphinais and Matthew Levering.

New edition (introduction and notes) with Daniel Keating of St. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Gospel of John, trans. Fabian Larcher, O.P. and James Weisheipl, O.P. in 2 vols. (Magi Books and St. Bede's Publications, 1980 and 1999).  3 vols. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2010.

Revision of Robert Williams's translation of Surnaturel, ed. Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P.  Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2009.

Translation of Emmanuel Perrier, O.P., "The Election of Israel Today: Supersessionism, Post-Supersessionism, and Fulfillment." in: Nova et Vetera 7 (2009)

Translation of Gilles Emery, O.P., "Thomas Aquinas, Postliberal? George Lindbeck's Reading of St. Thomas," in Emery, The Trinity, the Church, and the Human Person (Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2007), 263-90.

Translation of Charles Morerod, O.P., "The Senses in the Relationship of Man with God."  Nova et Vetera 5 (2007): 789-816.

Translation of Gilles Emery, O.P., "The Personal Mode of Trinitarian Action in St. Thomas Aquinas."  The Thomist 69 (2005): 31-77.

Translation with Teresa Bede of Gilles Emery, O.P., "The Treatise on the Trinity in the Summa Theologiae," in his Trinity in Aquinas (Ypsilanti, MI: Sapientia Press, 2003).

Translation of Gilles Emery, O.P., "Essentialisme ou personnalisme dans le traité de Dieu chez saint Thomas d'Aquin?" [Revue Thomiste 98 (1998): 5-38] The Thomist 64 (2000): 521-563.

 

Book Reviews

Review of Edward Feser, The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2008). The Thomist 75 (2011): 156-159.

Review of Russell L. Friedman, Medieval Trinitarian Thought from Aquinas to Ockham (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2011): 374-375.

Review of Joseph Ratzinger, Faith and the Future (San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 2009). Saint Austin Review 11 (Jan/Feb 2011): 43-44.

Review of Michael Pasquarello, We Speak Because We Have First Been Spoken: A "Grammar" of the Preaching Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009). The Thomist 74 (2010): 645-648.

Review of John Rziha, Perfecting Human Actions: St. Thomas Aquinas on Human Participation in Eternal Law (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2009). Theological Studies 71 (2010): 977-978.

Review of Michael Fishbane, Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008). Nova et Vetera 8 (2010): 711-716.

Review of Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric, Wesley, Aquinas, and Christian Perfection: An Ecumenical Dialogue (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009). Modern Theology 26 (2010): 674-677.

Review of Francesca Aran Murphy, God Is Not a Story: Realism Revisited (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). Nova et Vetera 8 (2010): 494-499.

Review of José Granados, Carlos Granados, and Luis Sánchez-Navarro, eds., Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2008). Theological Studies 71 (2010): 251-52.

Review of Markus Bockmuehl, Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006); R. W. L. Moberly, Prophecy and Discernment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006); Simon J. Gathercole, The Pre-existent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006); Christopher R. Seitz, Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007); A. K. M. Adam, Stephen E. Fowl, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, and Francis Watson, Reading Scripture with the Church: Toward a Hermeneutic for Theological Interpretation (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006); Francis Watson, Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith (New York: T. & T. Clark, 2004).  The Thomist 73 (2009): 313-338.

Review of Craig Steven Titus, ed., On Wings of Faith and Reason: The Christian Difference in Culture and Science (Arlington, VA: Institute of Psychological Sciences, 2008).  Forthcoming in National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 (2009): 400-402.

Review of Jean Porter, Nature as Reason: A Thomistic Theory of Natural Law (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005).  Pro Ecclesia 17 (2008):  469-473.

Review of C. Kavin Rowe, Early Narrative Christology: The Lord in the Gospel of Luke (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006).  Nova et Vetera 6 (2008): 460-464.

Review of John F. Haught, Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).  Review of Metaphysics 61 (2007): 135-137.

Review of Nancey Murphy, Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).  National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 7 (2007): 635-638.

Review of Anselm K. Min, Paths to the Triune God: An Encounter between Aquinas and Recent Theologies (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005).  Modern Theology 23 (2007): 304-307.

Review of G. J. McAleer, Ecstatic Morality and Sexual Politics: A Catholic and Antitotalitarian Theory of the Body (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005).  National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (2005): 846-849.

Review of Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Holy Teaching: Introducing the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2005).  The Thomist 70 (2006): 140-142.

Review of Anscar Vonier, O.S.B., A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist (Bethesda, MD: Zaccheus Press, 2003 [1925]).  Nova et Vetera, forthcoming.

Review of Catherine Keller, Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming (New York: Routledge, 2003).  Theological Studies 66 (2005): 905-907.

Review of Oliver Davies, The Creativity of God (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).  Modern Theology 22 (2006): 150-152.

Review of Stephen Pope, ed., The Ethics of Aquinas (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2002).  National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5 (2005): 430-432.

Review of Russell Hittinger, The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in the Post-Christian World (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2003). Nova et Vetera 2 (2004): 223-228.

Review of Paul Gondreau, The Passions of Christ's Soul in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Münster: Aschendorff, 2002).  Doctor Angelicus 4 (2004): 242-247.

Review of Charles Taylor, Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002). Modern Theology 21 (2005): 163-165.

Review of Aidan Nichols, O.P., Discovering Aquinas (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2002).  Saint Austin Review 3 (2003): 39-41.

Review of Romanus Cessario, O.P., The Virtues, or the Examined Life (New York: Continuum, 2002).  The Thomist 67 (2003): 143-147.

Review of Philip W. Butin, The Trinity (Louisville, KY: Geneva Press, 2001).  Pro Ecclesia 11 (2002): 497-498.

Review of David Coffey, Deus Trinitas: The Doctrine of the Triune God (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).  Pro Ecclesia 11 (2002): 238-240.

Review of Wilhelmus G. B. M. Valkenberg, Words of the Living God: Place and Function of Holy Scripture in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Leuven: Peeters, 2000).  Theological Studies 62 (2001): 378-379.

Review of Aidan Nichols, O.P., No Bloodless Myth: A Guide Through Balthasar's Dramatics (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of AmericaPress, 2000).  The Thomist 65 (2001): 319-323.

 

Memberships:

Academy of Catholic Theology (www.academyofcatholictheology.org)

Co-founder, 2007
Chair of the Board, 2007-present

 

Society of Biblical Literature

 

Quarterly Journal:

Co-editor with Reinhard Hütter of Nova et Vetera, English edition (co-founder; first issue Spring 2003, published quarterly since Spring
2005).

 

 

Book Series:

 

Thomistic Ressourcement. Co-editor with Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (Catholic University of America Press).
Reading the Scriptures. Co-editor with Gary A. Anderson and Robert Louis Wilken (University of Notre Dame Press).
Classical Christianity. Co-editor with Hans Boersma (Brazos Press).
Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy. Co-editor with Reinhard Hütter and Michael Dauphinais (Sapientia Press).

Academic Centers:
Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue (ccedprograms.org). Co-director with Hans Boersma, 2009-
Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal. Co-director with Michael Dauphinais, 2001-2009.

 

Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue:
Co-organizer, Wilken Colloquium, Baylor University, March 18-19, 2011.
Participant, Dulles Colloquium, New York City, December 5, 2010.
Participant, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, 2004-present
Participant, Catholic-Jewish Theological Studies Group, Consultation on the Pontifical Biblical Commission document "The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible," Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., October 24, 2002.

 

Book Publishing:
Associate Editor of Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, 2002-present. Commissioned/published books by Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Gilles Emery, O.P., Mary Ann Glendon, and others.

 

Conference Planning:

Conceived and organized with Hans Boersma a conference entitled "Heaven on Earth? The Future of Spiritual Interpretation," September 16-17, 2011 at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.

Conceived and organized with Timothy Gray and Jared Staudt a conference entitled "Sin and Redemption: Reflections on Gary Anderson's Biblical Theology," March 12-13, 2010 at St. John Vianney Major Seminary in Denver, Colorado.

Conceived and organized with Gregory Reichberg a conference entitled "Just War in the Catholic Tradition: Continuity or Rupture?" to be held June 25-27, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida.

Conceived and organized with Michael Dauphinais a conference entitled "Reading Paul with St. Thomas Aquinas," February 5-7, 2009 at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida.

Conceived and organized with Michael Dauphinais a conference entitled "Humanae Vitae: Forty Years Later," held February 1-2, 2008 at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida.

Conceived and organized with Michael Dauphinais a conference entitled "Sacraments in Aquinas," held February 1-3, 2007 at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida.

Conceived and organized with Rabbi David Dalin a conference entitled "John Paul II and the Holy Land," held February 8-9, 2006 at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida.

Conceived and organized with Michael Dauphinais a conference entitled "Aquinas the Augustinian," held at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida on February 3-5, 2005.

Conceived and organized with Michael Dauphinais a conference entitled "John Paul II and the Renewal of Thomistic Theology," held at Ave Maria College on August 8-9, 2003.

Conceived and organized with Michael Dauphinais a conference entitled "Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas: Ressourcement and the Fourth Gospel" held at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan, on October 5-6, 2001.

 

Presentations:

"Hans Urs von Balthasar and Matthias Joseph Scheeben on Dei Filius." Presented to a conference entitled The Theology of Matthias Joseph Scheeben, sponsored by the Augustine Institute, Denver, Colorado, April 1, 2011.

"In the Footsteps of Rosenzweig and Buber." Presented to a Symposium on my Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Life of Wisdom: Engagements  with the Theology of David Novak, sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Tikvah Projecton Jewish Thought, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey,  March 3, 2011.
"God and the Natural Law." Presented to a Symposium on my Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Life of Wisdom: Engagements with the Theology of David Novak, sponsored by Wycliffe College and the Center for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, January 19, 2011.

"Augustine's Theology of History." Presented to the Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture Group convened by Joel Green at the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 20, 2010.

"Learning to Receive: Christ and the Catholic Priesthood." Presented to a conference entitled Identity and Act: The Role of the Laity, the  Parish, Schools, the Donor and the Economy in Advancing the Mission of the Church, sponsored by O'Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Chicago, IL, October 20, 2010.

"Inviting David Novak to Re-Appraise ‘Natural Theology.'" Presented to the American Maritain Association Annual Meeting, Canton, Ohio, October 15, 2010.

"Exegesis and Eschatology: Alexander Schmemann and St. Thomas Aquinas." Keynote presented to a conference entitled Biblical Exegesis as Mystical Experience in Judaism and Christianity, sponsored by Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2010.

"Eternal Life: A Merited Free Gift." Presented to a conference entitled Sin and Redemption: Reflections on Gary Anderson's Biblical Theology, sponsored by the Augustine Institute, Denver, Colorado, March 13, 2010.

"The Restoration of Israel and the Intermediate State: N. T. Wright and Thomas Aquinas." The Aquinas Lecture of the Aquinas Institute of Theology. St. Louis, Missouri, January 31, 2010.

"God and Greek Philosophy in Contemporary Biblical Scholarship." Presented to the Development of Early Trinitarian Theology Session convened by Mark Weedman at the

Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21, 2009.

"Response to James K. A. Smith." Presented to the Athens and Jerusalem Seminar, sponsored by the John Wesley Honors College of Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, November 19, 2009.

"Response to Mary Healy and Daniel A. Keating." Presented to the fifth annual Letter and Spirit Conference, sponsored by the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 7, 2009.

"Human Suffering and Divine Governance." Presented to a conference entitled Thomism and the Renewal of Contemporary Theology, sponsored by the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2009.

"War and Christian Charity." Presented to a conference entitled Just War in the Catholic Tradition: Continuity or Rupture?, sponsored by the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), Naples, Florida, June 26, 2009.

"Seeking Ecclesial Peace: Receiving the Second Vatican Council." Presented to a conference entitled Vatican II: Its Continuing Challenge to All Churches, sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, Washington, D.C., June 10, 2009.

"Hierarchical Priesthood: Numbers 16 and Schism according to Aquinas." Hillenbrand Distinguished Lecture, Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary, April 21, 2009.

"Aquinas on Romans 8: Predestination in Context."  Presented to a conference entitled Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas," Ave Maria University, February 6, 2009.

"Providence and Predestination in Scripture."  Presented to the Doctoral Colloquium in Theology and Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, November 7, 2008.

"Aquinas on the Decalogue."  Presented to a conference entitled Reading the Decalogue through the Centuries, Wheaton College, November 6, 2008.

"Response to Cessario, Hibbs, and McAleer" (panel symposium on my Biblical Natural Law).  Presented at the American Maritain Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 25, 2008.

"Humanae Vitae and Original Sin."  Presented to a conference entitled Humanae Vitae: 40 Years Later, Ave Maria University, February 1, 2008.

"Principles of Exegesis: Toward a Participatory Biblical Exegesis."  Presented to the Postgraduate Scripture and Theology Seminar at the University of St. Andrews, January 10, 2008.

"Aquinas and Gersonides on Job."  Presented to a conference entitled Deus Habet Consilium: An International Conference on the Career and Prospects of Providence in Modern Theology, University of Aberdeen, January 9, 2008.

"A Preacher's Vision of the Old Testament: The Case of St. Thomas Aquinas." Presented to the Fifteenth Annual Aquinas-Luther Conference, entitled Aquinas and Luther on Preaching the Old Testament, Lenoir-Rhyne College, October 26, 2007.

"The Church as the Image of the Trinity."  Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 11, 2007.

"Aquinas on the Priesthood."  Presented to a conference entitled Sacraments in Aquinas, Ave Maria University, February 1, 2007.

"Ecclesial Hierarchy and Modernity."  Presented to a conference entitled Modernity: Yearning for the Infinite, University of Notre Dame, December 1, 2006.

Invited participant, "Columbus Day Weekend Conference," St. John's Seminary, October 6-8, 2006.

"The Holy Land in the Poetry of John Paul II."  Presented to a conference entitled John Paul II and the Holy Land, Ave Maria University, February 8, 2006.

"Catholic Biblical Exegesis 1280-1750: What Happened?"  Presented to the Christian Theology and the Bible Session convened by Stephen Fowl at the Society of Biblical Literature, November 21, 2005.

"On the Value of an Exegetical Tradition: Aquinas's Use of Augustine's Commentary on John 10."  Presented to a conference entitled Aquinas the Augustinian, Ave Maria University, February 3, 2005.

"Charity and the Eucharist."  Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6-9, 2004.

"Aquinas on Transubstantiation."  Dean's Lecture to the faculty andstudents of Ave Maria College, April 6, 2004.

"John Paul II and St. Thomas Aquinas on the Eucharist."  Presented to a conference entitled John Paul II and the Renewal of Thomistic Theology, Ave Maria College, August 8, 2003.

"Response to Russell Hittinger's The First Grace."  Presented to a conference entitled Ethics without God?, University of Notre Dame, July 17, 2003.

Invited participant, "The Anthropology Project," Institute for Psychological Sciences, Arlington, VA, July 15-17, 2002.

"St. Thomas Aquinas and David Coffey on Analogies for the Trinity." Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2, 2002.

"Does the Paschal Mystery Reveal the Trinity?"  Presented to a conference entitled Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas, Dearborn, Michigan, October 5, 2001.

"Is Thomistic Theology Possible Today?"  Presented to a conference entitled Challenges to Catholic Theology in the New Millennium, Archdiocese of Boston (St. John's Seminary), September 30, 2000.

"Aquinas on the ‘Faith of Christ.'"  Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6, 2000.

"Speaking the Trinity: Anselm and His 13th-Century Interlocutors on Divine Intelligere and Dicere."  Presented to a conference entitled Saint Anselm, His Origins and Influence at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, April 1, 2000.

"St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fides Christi."  Presented to the faculty and students of St. John Vianney Major Seminary, Denver, Colorado, January 2000.

"Israel and the Shape of Thomas Aquinas's Soteriology."  Bradley Medieval Lecture, Boston College, October 30, 1999.

"Aquinas and the Medieval Debate about Christ's Saving Work: From Gilbert the Universal to the Summa Fratris Alexandri."  Presented to the Medieval Theology Group of the Catholic Theological Society of America, June 11, 1999.

"Aquinas on Christ's Transfiguration and Resurrection."  Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 6, 1999.

 

Courses Taught:

 

History of Christian Theology, Part I
History of Christian Theology, Part II
Sacred Scripture
Old Testament
New Testament
Sacred Doctrine
The Church
Christ and His Church
The Significance of Jesus
Sacraments
Triune God
Creation and Grace
Moral Theology
C. S. Lewis & G. K. Chesterton
Women Mystics
Christian Traditions of Prayer
Christ and Salvation (M.A.)
God and the Human Experience (M.A.)
Sacraments and Liturgy (M.A.)
Aquinas on Salvation (Ph.D.)
Scripture and Metaphysics (Ph.D.)
Human Sexuality and Divine Providence (Ph.D.)
Aquinas on Charity (Ph.D.)
Praeambula Fidei (Ph.D.)
The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Ph.D.)
Sacraments in the Christian West (Ph.D.)

 

 

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