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.
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. In 2019 Fr. White was named a McDonald Agape Foundation Distinguished Scholar.
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).
He did his doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, under the direction of Gilles Emery. He has published The Mystery of Union with God: Dionysian Mysticism in Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press, 2015). He is completing a textbook on the Eucharist. His other research interests include medieval Dominican mystical theologies, the function of metaphysics in theology, the grace/nature relation, the notion of revelation, the development of doctrine and the charisms.
B.A., Brown University
S.T.L. Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C.
M.Phil. and D.Phil. Oxford University
Doctrine of the Trinity, Christology, grace and nature, philosophical issues in theology, Catholic-Reformed dialogue
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
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)
God’s Names and Trinity; Divine Action, Providence and Evil; Doctrine of Creation and Secular Anthropologies; Christology, Revelation and Continental Philosophy; Biblical Theologies.
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).
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)
Theology of revelation, the place of metaphysics in theology, mystical theology, Eucharistic theology