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.
Fr. Simon Francis Gaine completed his doctoral studies at Oxford University on the topic of uncreated and created grace, and has served for many years as a Lector in Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology at Blackfriars, Oxford. He is the author of two monographs, Will There Be Free Will in Heaven? Freedom, Impeccability and Beatitude (London and New York: T and T Clark, 2003) and Did the Saviour See the Father? Christ, Salvation and the Vision of God (London: Bloomsbury T and T Clark, 2015). His current research is concerned especially with topics of theological anthropology.
Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek is a Polish Dominican and theologian. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and Church Licentiate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. For the past three years he worked as a researcher at the Thomistic Institute in Warsaw (Poland), a lecturer at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Warsaw and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Krakow, and a director of Studium Dominicanum in Warsaw.
He is interested in the science-theology dialogue, especially in the issues concerning science and creation theology, divine action, and evolutionary theory. His interests also go to other issues related to systematic, fundamental, and natural theology, philosophy of nature, philosophy of science (philosophy of biology, in particular), philosophy of causation, and metaphysics.
He published a number of articles on metaphysics and the issues concerning the relation between theology and science in Zygon, Theology and Science, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Scientia et Fides, and Polish Annals of Philosophy. He coauthored two chapters in the second edition of Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction (ed. by Gary Ferngren). His first book Emergence. Towards A New Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science was published in 2019 and was announced as one of the best metaphysics books to read in 2019 by Bookauthority.
He is currently working on two encyclopedia entries (“Prolegomena in Aquinas” for the T&T Clark New Encyclopedia of Christianity and “Emergence” for the Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible), a chapter for the T&T Clark Handbook of Creation (title: “Pantheism and Panentheism”), and a chapter entitled “Essentialist and Hylomorphic Notion of Species and Species Transformation” as part of the grant project on Thomistic Evolution run by Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. from the Providence College in Providence, RI. His forthcoming second book will refer to the panentheistic model of divine action based on the theory of emergence. E-mail: [email protected] ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6985-8337.
Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. is a Dominican friar, physicist, and philosopher. Before joining the Dominican order he studied physics at the California Institute of Technology before going on to earn his doctorate in physics from Stanford University studying theoretical particle physics. The focus of his scientific research is writing and testing simulations for high energy particle colliders like the LHC at CERN. After joining the Dominicans in 2010, he studied philosophy and theology in preparation for his ordination to the priesthood in 2017. In addition, he earned a Licentiate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America, focusing on the philosophy of science and natural philosophy. For the past two years he has been an Assistant Professor of Physics at Providence College in Providence, RI, where he has been teaching physics and restarting a research program in particle physics. He has written and spoken in a number of forums on the relationship between faith and science including being a contributor to the Thomistic Evolution project and organizing conferences on science and philosophy for the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC.
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