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Speaker Profiles



John R. Bowlin

John R. Bowlin is the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Associate Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Society for Values in Higher Education, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics since 2003. His areas of specialization are Christian ethics, moral philosophy, social ethics and criticism, and the history of moral theology, and his courses cover ethics and the problem of evil, ethics and politics in Augustine, war and Christian conscience, and friendship, love, and justice. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Among his publications are Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas’s Ethics (Cambridge) and On Tolerance and Forbearance: Moral Inquiries Natural and Supernatural (forthcoming).

Holly Taylor Coolman

Holly Taylor Coolman is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, RI.  She completed doctoral work at Duke University in 2006, where her dissertation drew on Aquinas and Calvin to argue for a thoroughly Christological account of the Mosaic Law, and her recent research has continued to explore the Law, the thought of Aquinas, and Christian theologies of the Jewish people.  Recent publications include “Christological Torah, “ and “Re-reading Aquinas on the Law” in Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas: Ecumenical Explorations (CUA Press).

Robert W. Jenson

Robert W. Jenson is the former Senior Scholar for research at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ and Professor Emeritus of Religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Mn. He has served as the associate director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, and the co-editor of its journal, Pro Ecclesia. He has published numerous books and articles, including his two volume Systematic Theology (OUP), and more recently, Ezekiel (Brazos) and Cannon and Creed (WJKP).

Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL and is an ordained Baptist Minister. His research interests include traditional and contemporary debates between Protestant and Roman Catholic theologians, as well as recent debates about the doctrines of the Trinity and Christology.  His publications include: Karl Barth and the Analogia Entis (T&T Clark), “Reconsidering Barth’s Rejection of Przywara’s analogia entis,” Modern Theology, and “When Nature Presupposes Grace,” Pro Ecclesia (forthcoming).

Amy Marga

Amy E. Marga is an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Mn. Her publications include "Jesus Christ and the Modern Sinner: Karl Barth's Retrieval of Luther's Substantive Christology," in Currents in Theology and Mission, "Karl Barth's Second Dogmatic Cycle, Münster 1926-1928: A Progress Report," in: Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie, and Karl Barth’s Dialogue with Catholicism in Göttingen and Münster (Mohr Siebeck) She is the translator of Karl Barth's The Word of God and the Word of Man (Continuum, forthcoming).

Guy Mansini, O.S.B.

Father Guy Mansini, O.S.B is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Systematic Theology, Saint Meinrad Seminary, St. Meinrad, IN. Fr. Mansini is also the full time pastor of St. Isidore Church in Bristow, IN and Holy Cross Church in St. Croix, IN.  He has published numerous articles, notably in the Thomist and Logos, and books, including Promising and the Good (Sapientia) and The Word has Dwelt Among us: Explorations in Theology (Sapientia). 

Bruce L. McCormack

Bruce Lindley McCormack is the Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. A Presbyterian, his research focuses on the history of modern theology, from Schleiermacher and Hegel through Karl Barth. He is a member of the General Assembly committee commissioned to write a new catechism for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been a member of the panel on doctrine for the Church of Scotland. A member of the Karl Barth-Stiftung in Basel, Switerzland, he is North American editor of the Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie.  His publications include: Karl Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development, 1909-1936 (Clarendon Press) and Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth (Baker).


Richard Schenk, O.P.

Fr. Richard Schenk is Professor of Philosophy and Theology and Department Chair of Theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkley, Ca and a member of the Graduate Theological Union’s Core Doctoral Faculty. He was elected the founding president of the Academy of Catholic Theology 2007/2008. He is regent of studies (1999-2003, 2007-2011) for the Western Dominican Province and Vice-Chancellor of Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. He has been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1991. He has published numerous books, articles, and dictionary entries, among the more recent are: “What does Trinity "Add" to the Reality of the Covenants,” in Love Alone is Credible. Hans Urs von Balthasar as Interpreter of the Catholic Tradition. Volume 1 (Eerdmans); “Analogy as the discrimen naturae et gratiae: Thomism and Ecumenical Learning,” in The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Antichrist or the Wisdom of God (Eerdmans).

Joseph Wawrykow

Joseph P. Wawrykow is an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He research focuses on 13th-century scholastic theology. His current projects include a volume of translations in high medieval Christology and a book-length study of the Christology of Aquinas that focuses on Thomas's pedagogical and literary strategies in teaching Christ.  His publications include: God's Grace and Human Action: 'Merit' in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Notre Dame), The Westminster Handbook to Thomas Aquinas (WJKP), and co-editor of Christ Among the Medieval Dominicans (Notre Dame) and The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Notre Dame).

Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Thomas Joseph White, O.P., is an Instructor in Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.. His research and teaching have focused particularly on topics related to Thomistic metaphysics and Christology as well as Roman Catholic-Reformed ecumenical dialogue. He is the author of Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Modern Thomistic Natural Theology  (Sapientia Press) and co-editor with James Keating of Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering (Eerdmans). He has published articles in several journals, including The Thomist, Nova et Vetera and Pro Ecclesia.