My recent research has been centered on the contribution that the Aristotelian/Thomistic account of causality may make to the contemporary discussion of divine action. I have also investigated the question of God’s immutability and the relation between God and human suffering.
I regularly offer courses in the philosophy of nature and philosophical anthropology, emphasizing the relationship between the Aristotelian/Thomistic tradition and contemporary science. I also teach courses on the existence and attributes of God, creation, Trinity, divine action, and the question of God and human suffering.
“Science, Causality, and Divine Action,” Angelicum 91 (2014): 13-35.
“The God of Life, the Science of Life, and the Problem of Language.” In God: Reason and Reality. Edited by Anselm Ramelow, O.P. Munich: Philosophia Verlag, 2014, 197-231.
Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science and Thomas Aquinas. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2012.
“Hylomorphism and Human Wholeness: Perspectives on the Mind-Brain Problem.” Theology and Science 7 (2009): 141-62.
The Unchanging God of Love: Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology on Divine Immutability. Second Edition. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2008.
“The Teaching of Thomas Aquinas on the Mysteries of the Life of Christ (Summa Theologiae, Part III, Questions 27-45).” In Aquinas on Doctrine: a Critical Introduction. Edited by Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM. Cap., Daniel Keating and John Yocum. London: T&T Clark/ Continuum, 2004, 91-115.
Happily Ever After Begins Here and Now: Living the Beatitudes Today. By Bill Dodds and Michael J. Dodds, OP. Chicago: Loyola Press, 1997.
“Of Angels, Oysters and an Unchanging God: Aquinas on Divine Immutability.” Listening 30 (1995): 35-49.
“Ultimacy and Intimacy. Aquinas on the Relation between God and the World.” In Ordo Sapientiae et Amoris, Image et message de Saint Thomas d’Aquin à travers les récentes études historiques, herméneutiques et doctrinales. Hommage au Professeur Jean-Pierre Torrell, OP. Edited by Carlos-Josaphat Pinto de Oliveira. Fribourg: Editiones Universitaires, 1993, pp.211-227.
“Thomas Aquinas, Human Suffering, and the Unchanging God of Love.” Theological Studies 52 (1991): 330-44.