Aquinas Center Fellows

Fellows of the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal are senior scholars whose work in Thomistic theology has distinguished itself. Fellows serve the Aquinas Center and the Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Programs in Theology by delivering lectures, leading colloquia, collaborating with faculty, and advising the graduate students in theology at Ave Maria University. Fellows thus aid the Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Programs in Theology and the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal in appreciating the richness of the Thomistic patrimony and its relevance for contemporary Catholic Theology. They thereby enhance and bolster the education that the Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Programs in Theology provide through its  regular faculty and course offerings.

John Boyle

BOARD OF REGENTS: Denise Cobb

John Boyle
AQUINAS CENTER FELLOW

John Boyle is Professor of Catholic Studies and Theology and the Director of the Master of Arts in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He holds a A.B. in Religion and History from Oberlin College, a M.A. in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, a Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas, Associate Editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, a member of the editorial board of the Thomas Aquinas in Translation series for the Catholic University of America Press, and a member of the editorial board for the Theology and Law Series for the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Publications.

He has published in Recherches de Théologie ancienne et medieval, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Anuario Filosofico, Nova et Vetera, and Moreana. He is also the editor with L. E. Boyle of the Lectura romana, the critical Latin edition of Thomas Aquinas' recently discovered second commentary on Book I of Peter Lombard's Liber sententiarum.

He is also the 1995 University of St. Thomas Distinguished Educator of the Year and the 2013 Aquinas Medalist from the University of Dallas.

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

BOARD OF REGENTS: Denise Cobb

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.
Aquinas Center Fellow

Professor Hütter has a Th.M. from Duke University and a Dr. theol. and Dr. theol. habil. from the University of Erlangen. He teaches systematic and philosophical theology at Duke Divinity School. In his most recent work he has turned to theological anthropology — the human being created in the image of God — and to the closely related topics of nature and grace, divine and human freedom, faith and reason, theology and metaphysics. He has developed a special interest in the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P. is Professor of Theology at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, MA and Visiting Professor at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. and Melbourne, Australia. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at St. John’s, Fr. Cessario serves as an Associate Editor of The Thomist, Rédacteur of Pierre d’angle, General Editor of the Catholic Moral Thought Series of the Catholic University of America Press, and Senior Editor of Magnificat. Fr. Cesssario holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Saint Stephen’s College, an S.T.B. and S.T.L from the Dominican House of Studies, a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and an honorary doctorate from The Institute for the Psychological Sciences.

Fr. Cessario has previously held academic positions at Providence College, the University of Fribourg, and the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Dominican House of Studies). He is currently a member of the board of the Academy of Catholic Theology and since 1999 has been an Ordinary Academician of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Fr. Cessario has published over fifteen books, numerous translations, and more than one-hundred articles, essays and chapters in books. His books include: Christian Satisfaction in Aquinas; The Godly Image: Christ and Salvation in Catholic Thought from Anselm to Aquinas; The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics; Le Virtù; Perpetual Angelus. As the Saints Pray the Rosary; Christian Faith and the Theological Life; Jean Capreolus en son temps (1380-1444); Le thomisme et les thomistes; Introduction to Moral Theology; and A short History of Thomism.

Reinhard Hütter

BOARD OF REGENTS: Denise Cobb

Reinhard Hütter
Aquinas Center Fellow

Professor Hütter has a Th.M. from Duke University and a Dr. theol. and Dr. theol. habil. from the University of Erlangen. He teaches systematic and philosophical theology at Duke Divinity School. In his most recent work he has turned to theological anthropology — the human being created in the image of God — and to the closely related topics of nature and grace, divine and human freedom, faith and reason, theology and metaphysics. He has developed a special interest in the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The author of four scholarly books and numerous articles, reviews, and translations, he has also co-edited six books. His most recent books include Reason and the Reasons of Faith (ed. with Paul J. Griffiths), Ressourcement Thomism: Sacred Doctrine, the Sacraments, and the Moral Life (ed. with Matthew Levering), and Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas. He was the editor of Pro Ecclesia: a Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology and served on the editorial board of Theology Today. He is presently co-editor of the academic series Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy and Renewal Within Tradition: Nova & Vetera Books, and is co-editor of Nova et Vetera: The English Edition of the International Theological Journal.

He was awarded the Henry Luce III Fellowship, was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Religion of the University of Chicago, a research fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton, served as visiting professor at the University of Jena, Germany, was elected for membership in the American Theological Society, served as president of the Academy of Catholic Theology, held the Robert J. Randall Distinguished Chair of Christianity and Culture at Providence College, is a Distinguished Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and an Ordinary Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas.