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Thomistic Institute

Theology and Philosophy

The institute encourages the study of Thomas Aquinas and the Thomistic tradition as a living voice and inspiration for Catholic theology and philosophy. It does so by means of ongoing research and public colloquia, as well as collaboration with other institutes and university entities.

Staff

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Director | Professor, Faculty of Theology, Angelicum

Fr. White is the Director of the Thomistic Institute at the Angelicum. He did his doctoral studies at Oxford University, and has research interests in metaphysics, Christology, Trinitarian theology, and the theology of grace. His books include The Incarnate Lord, A Thomistic Study in Christology (2015) and The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (2017). He is co-editor of the academic journal Nova et Vetera and in 2011 was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Fr. Emmanuel Durand, O.P.

Research Associate | Visiting Professor, Faculty of Theology, Angelicum

Theology is Fr. Emmanuel’s intellectual passion. In his research, he focused first on Trinitarian reciprocity. Subsequently, he investigated the topics of God as Father, the uniqueness and universality of Christ, divine Providence, and Creation as a call to the human person. He has taught in Paris at the Institut Catholique (2001-2014), and in Ottawa at the Dominican University College (since 2013).

Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn, O.P.

Research Associate | Professor, Faculty of Theology, Angelicum

He was born in Jülich, Germany (near Aix-la-Chapelle) in 1973. In 1984, his family immigrated to the United States. He entered the Dominican Order in 1998 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. He is a member of the Dominican Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (western United States).

Sister Mary Christa Nutt, RSM

Program Coordinator | Contact: tiangelicum@pust.it

Sister Mary Micaela Hoffmann, RSM

Program Coordinator | Contact: tiangelicum@pust.it

The Thomist Heritage of the Angelicum

The Angelicum has its historical roots in the 13th century studium provinciale in Rome, where St. Thomas Aquinas was himself assigned to teach in 1265. In the 20th century, many great figures have been associated with the Thomistic studies of the university, including Bl. Hyacinth-Marie Cormier, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Marie-Dominique Chenu, Santiago Ramirez, Cornelius Fabro, J.M.R. Tillard, and Pope St. John Paul II.

The Angelicum has its historical roots in the 13th century studium provinciale in Rome where St. Thomas Aquinas was himself assigned to teach in 1265.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White’s

Background

Education

B.A., Brown University
S.T.L. Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C.
M.Phil. and D.Phil. Oxford University

Research Interests

Doctrine of the Trinity, Christology, grace and nature, philosophical issues in theology, Catholic-Reformed dialogue

Academic Activities

Ordinary Member, Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas
Co-Editor, Nova et Vetera (English Edition)
Co-Director of Thomistic Ressourcement and Sacra Doctrina Series
Member, Academy of Catholic Theology
Fr. Val McInnes Chair, Angelicum, 2018-2019
Missionary of Mercy

Fr. Thomas Joseph White’s

Recent Publications

The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism

Catholic University of America Press, 2017

Exodus

Brazos Press, 2016

The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology

Catholic University of America Press, 2015

Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology

Sapientia Press, 2016, Second Edition

Fr. Emmanuel Durand’s

Background

Education

MA Phil., La Sorbonne – Paris IV (1996)
MA Theol., Institut Catholique de Paris (2001)
Ph.D. in Theology, KU Leuven (2004)
Canonical Doctorate in Theology, Institut Catholique de Paris (2004)
Habilitation, Fribourg University CH (2007)

Research Interests

God’s Names and Trinity; Divine Action, Providence and Evil; Doctrine of Creation and Secular Anthropologies; Christology, Revelation and Continental Philosophy; Biblical Theologies.

Academic Activities

Director of Cogitatio Fidei Series in Systematic Theology.
Permanent Commission for the Promotion of Studies of the Order of Preachers.
Peer Reviewer for several academic journals (RSPT, Science et Esprit, IJST).

Contact

durand@pust.it

Fr. Emmanuel Durand’s

Recent Publications

Jésus contemporain: Christologie brève et actuelle

Paris: Cerf, 2018

Vangelo e Provvidenza: Una teologia dell’azione di Dio

Brescia: Queriniana, 2018

L’être humain, divin appel: Anthropologie et création

Paris: Cerf, 2016

Dieu Trinité: Communion et transformation

Paris: Cerf, 2016

Évangile et Providence: Une théologie de l’action de Dieu

Paris: Cerf, 2014 ; Trans

L’offre universelle du salut en Christ

Paris: Cerf, October 2012

Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn’s

Background

Education

M.A. (philosophy) & M.Div., Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology (Berkeley)
M.A. (theology), Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley)
S.T. D., University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

Research Interests

Theology of revelation, the place of metaphysics in theology, mystical theology, Eucharistic theology

Academic Activities

Member, International Society for the Study of Medieval Theology
Editorial Board, Angelicum

Fr. Bernhard Blankenhorn’s

Recent Publications

The Mystery of Union with God: Dionysian Mysticism in Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas

The Catholic University of America Press, 2015

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