Articles & reviews

Articles (scholarly)

“How Does God Work in the World?  Thomas Aquinas and Benedict XVI on Divine Design and Causality in Evolution.”  Manuscript currently under review with an academic publisher.

“Saint Thomas and History.”  Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “Saint Thomas etl’histoire: état de la question et pistes de recherches,” Revue Thomiste 105 (2005): 355-409.  Forthcoming in Nova et Vetera.

Amoris Laetitia, Culpability, and Communion: The Gospel Context of Pope Francis’ Teaching on Divorce and Remarriage.” Josephinum Diaconal Review (Fall 2017): 14-22.

“Divorce, Remarriage, and “Discerning the Body” On Pope Francis’ Interpretation of 1 Cor 11:27-34 in Amoris Laetitia.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (April 2017).

“The Reception of St. Paul in the Works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.” Letter and Spirit 11 (2016): 147-71.

“Benedict XVI’s Hermeneutic of Reform: Towards a Rapprochement of the Magisterium and Modern Biblical Criticism.” Nova et Vetera 14.3 (2016).

Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus & the Substance of Catholic Doctrine: Towards a Realization of Benedict XVI’s ‘Hermeneutic of Reform.’” Nova et Vetera 14.1 (2016).

“Integral Ecology and the Ecological Virtues in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December 2015).

“How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: The Problem of Divine Violence as Considered in Recent Curial Documents” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (July 2015).

“Benedict XVI, Catholic Doctrine, and the Problem of an Imminent Parousia.”  Josephinum Journal of Theology 21.1 (2015).

“Christian Discernment of Divine Revelation: Benedict XVI and the International Theological Commission on the Dark Passages of the Old Testament.” Scripta Theologica 47 (2015): 71-83.

“Violence Is Incompatible with the Nature of God: Benedict, Aquinas, and Method C Exegesis of the ‘Dark’ Passages of the Bible.”  Nova et Vetera 13.1 (2015).

“Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization.”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review (January 2015). Translated and published in Polish: “Papieża Benedykta XVI Teologia Piękna a Nowa Ewangelizacja.” Roczniki Teologiczne LXII, zeszyt 12 (2015): 175-189. Republished in the Italian journal Jerusalem, supplement to Frontiere (September, 2016)

“Benedict XVI and Freedom in Obedience to the Truth: A Key for the New Evangelization.”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review (May 2014).

“Jesus’ Infancy through the Eyes of Benedict XVI.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December 2013).

“Saint Thomas and Non-Christians” (forthcoming). Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “Saint Thomas et les non-chrétiens,” Revue thomiste 106 (2006): 17-49.

“Search for the True Meaning of the Term ‘Speculative’” (forthcoming). Translation of Servais Pinckaers, “Recherche de la signification véritable du terme ‘spéculatif,’” Nouvelle Revue Théologique 81 (1959): 673-95.

“Theological Knowledge in St. Thomas Aquinas” (forthcoming).  Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “Le savoir théologique chez saint Thomas,” Revue thomiste 96 (1996): 355-96.

“Saint Thomas and History” (forthcoming).  Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “Saint Thomas etl’histoire: état de la question et pistes de recherches,” Revue Thomiste 105 (2005): 355-409.

“St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on Prophecy and Theology of Revelation” (forthcoming). Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “La Traité de la Prophétie de S. Thomas d’Aquin et la Théologie de la Révélation,” in La doctrine de la révélation divine de saint Thomas d’Aquin: actes du Symposium sur la pensée de saint Thomas d’Aquin, tenu a Rolduc, les 4 et 5 novembre 1989, 171-95.

Articles (popular)

“Faith Is a Tongue of Fire: A Meditation on the Solemnity of Pentecost.”  Kansas Monks (forthcoming Fall 2019).

“The peace Christ gives is not the peace the world gives..”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (May, 2019).

“The Path of ‘Foolishness.’”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (March, 2018).

“Let Justice Roll down like Waters (Amos 5:24).”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (September, 2016).

“The Bible and the Question of Miracles: Towards a Christian Response.” Strange Notions (March 9, 2015).

“Bart Ehrman, Benedict XVI, and the Bible on the Question of Miracles.” Strange Notions (February 20, 2015).

“Authentic Freedom Comes from Accepting the Cross.”  Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (September, 2014).

“The Gods of Israel?  Does the Bible Promote Polytheism?” Strange Notions (April 4, 2014). “Psalm 137: Is God Pro-Life or Pro-Death?” Strange Notions (January 29, 2014).

“Common Ground for Catholics and Atheists: Violence Is Contrary to God’s Nature.” Strange Notions (December 20, 2013).

“Benedict XVI & the Christmas Readings.” Crisis Magazine (December, 2013).

“Farewell to the Devil?” Gregorian Institute (October 25, 2013).

“American Catholics in India.”  Gregorian Institute (June 20, 2013).

“Five Spiritual Lessons from Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Gregorian Institute (February 7, 2013).

Book reviews

Nature and Grace: A New Approach to Thomistic Ressourcement by Andrew Swafford, for Nova et Vetera 14.4 (2016).

The Salvation of Atheists and Catholic Dogmatic Theology by Stephen Bullivant, for Nova et Vetera 14.3 (2016).

The Call of Abraham: Essays on the Election of Israel in Honor of Jon D. Levenson by Joel S. Kaminsky and Gary A. Anderson, eds., for Cithara 55:1 (2015): 55-59.

Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization by Ralph Martin, for Nova et Vetera 12.4 (2014): 1313-17.

What is Dogma? by Charles Cardinal Journet, for Nova et Vetera 10.3 (2012): 886-90.