Links to Publications

Books authored, co-authored, or co-translated

Jesus, Interpreted: Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of the Gospels. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2017).

Reviews: Aleteia (June 2017); Nova et Vetera (forthcoming)

“Biblical Inspiration in the Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Father Matthew Lamb.” In Wisdom and the Renewal of Catholic Theology: Essays in Honor of Matthew L. Lamb. Pickwick Publications, 2016.

Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2013.

Reviews: First Things (April 2014): 64; Scripta Theologica 46 (April 2014): 239-40; Franciscan Way (Summer 2014): 11; New Blackfriars vol. 96, issue 1061: 108–109 (January 2015); Theology 118:2 (March/April 2015): 130-31; Nova et Vetera (Spring 2016): 707-712.

“In the Beginning: Aquinas, Benedict XVI, and the Book of Genesis.”  In Reading Sacred Scripture with Thomas Aquinas. Hermeneutical Tools and New Perspectives. Textes et Études du Moyen Âge Series. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2015.

“Reception of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism.In The Reception of Vatican II. Oxford University Press, 2017.

“The Interpreter of Desire: Prayer in St. Thomas Aquinas.” Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “L’interprète du désir. La prière chez saint Thomas d’Aquin.”  The French text can be found in La Vie Spirituelle 84 (2004) 213-23. My translation is found in Christ and Spirituality in St. Thomas Aquinas, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

“Charity as Friendship in St. Thomas Aquinas.” Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “La charité comme amitié chez saint Thomas d’Aquin.”  The French text can be found in La Vie Spirituelle 81 (2001) 265-83.  My translation is found in Christ and Spirituality in St. Thomas Aquinas, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

“Theology and Sanctity.” Translation of Jean-Pierre Torrell, “Théologie et sainteté.” The French text can be found in Revue Thomiste 71 (1971): 205-21.  My translation is found in Christ and Spirituality in St. Thomas Aquinas, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

Translation of the Preface to Jean-Pierre Torrell, Christ and Spirituality in St. Thomas Aquinas.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2011.

Towards a Theology of Scripture: Joseph Ratzinger’s “Method C”  Hermeneutic and Sacra Doctrina on the Afterlife in the Old TestamentAnn Arbor, MI: UMI, 2009.

Popular articles 

“Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters.” Lead essay for the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars monthly publication Teaching the Faith (forthcoming 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).

Benedict XVI and Freedom in Obedience to the Truth: A Key for the New EvangelizationHomiletic and Pastoral Review (May, 2014).

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

“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, 2013).

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

“Jesus’ Infancy through the Eyes of Benedict XVI.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December, 12, 2013).

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

American Catholics in India. Benedictine College Gregorian Institute blog. June 20, 2013.

5 Spiritual Lessons from Dante’s Divine Comedy. Benedictine College Gregorian Institute blog. February 7, 2013.

Scholarly articles

“The Reception of Paul in the Works of Joseph Ratzinger.” Letter and Spirit 11 (2016).

“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).

“Papieża Benedykta XVI Teologia Piękna a Nowa Ewangelizacja.” Roczniki Teologiczne LXII, zeszyt 12 (2015): 175-189. Polish translation of Ramage, “Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization” (Homiletic and Pastoral Review, January 2015), by Maciej Baron.

“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).

“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.


“Understanding the Dark Passages of the Bible.” Episode of Catholicism on Campus hosted by Msgr. Stuart Swetland (to air on EWTN in 2016).

“Professor Offers Course in Rome.” Benedictine College Circuit. January 30, 2014.

“Reading the Infancy Narratives with Benedict XVI. EWTN Radio Son Rise Morning Show. December 20, 2013.

“How to Understand the Bible’s Dark Passages: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Ramage.” December 17, 2013.

“Understanding Your Vocation: Resources and Advice from All States of Life.” Benedictine College Circuit. September 30, 2013.

“Church’s Rich Heritage is on Display in India.” The Leaven. August 16, 2013.

Journey to India fulfills 3-credit theology course. Benedictine College Circuit. February 25, 2013

Professor finds inspiration in pope’s demonstration of “humility.” Interview for The Leaven, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. February 17, 2013.

Catholic Leaders and Students React to Pope Resignation. Interview for KQ2 St. Joseph News Station.February 11, 2013.

Catholics call resignation an act of humility. Interview for Fox 26 St. Joseph News Station & St. Joseph News-Press..February 11, 2013.

Blogging professor to be published. Benedictine College Circuit. October 1, 2012.

Benedict XVI, Sacred Scripture, and Today’s Church. Interview for Benedictine College Gregorian Institute blog. May 25, 2012.

Re-Evangelizing America 101. Interview for National Catholic Register. March 30, 2012.

Importance of communication: inter-religous dialogue. Benedictine College Circuit. March 30, 2012.

Hope at D.C. Bishops Meeting. Interview for Benedictine College Gregorian Institute blog.September 22, 2011.

Lecture series encourages an interior prayer life Benedictine College Circuit. October 11, 2011.Discussing religion over “CHI.” Benedictine College Circuit. March 11, 2011.

Book reviews

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.

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

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

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).

What is Dogma? by Charles Cardinal Journet (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011), for Nova et Vetera 10.3 (2012).

Audio Downloads

Truth in Charity: Vital Issues in Catholic Theology & Life Today, Vol. 1. A series of 8 talks available for mp3 download at the above link.