Dean of Neuhoff School of Ministry
Theodore J. Whapham, Ph.D. is a theologian specializing in Christology and Trinitarian
theology. He's also passionate about forming ministers who are able to share the ancient
tradition of the Catholic faith with the 21st century.
Whapham is Dean and Associate Professor at the Neuhoff School of Ministry. Prior to
University of Dallas, Whapham served as the Director of Master Degree Programs at
St. Thomas University in Miami, FL. His books include The Unity of Theology: The Contribution of Wolfhart Pannenberg and The Term "Person" in the Trinitarian Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg.
Ph.D., Historical and Systematic Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington,
M.A., Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
B.A., Religious Studies, Minor in Philosophy, University of Dayton, Dayton OH
Dean of Neuhoff School of Ministry 2014-present
Associate Professor, 2014-present
Assistant Professor, 2009-2014
Director of Master Degree Programs, 2009-2014
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary
Adjunct Faculty, 2005-2009
Mount St. Mary's University
Adjunct Faculty, 2003-2004
- The Unity of Theology: The Contribution of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
- The Term "Person" in the Trinitarian Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg. American University Studies Series vii, Vol. 321 Theology and Religion. New York:
Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.
- "Trinity, Belief, and Imagination in the Spirituality of John Henry Newman," in Contemporary Perspectives on Newman's Spirituality, eds. John R. Connolly and Brian W. Hughes. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014, 97-111.
- "Spirit as Field of Force," Scottish Journal of Theology. 67 (1), 15-32.
- "Pannenberg on Divine Personhood," Irish Theological Quarterly. 75 (4), 1-15.
- Review of Introduction to Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Systematic Theology by Gunther Wenz. Theological Studies, 75 (1) 188 – 9.
- Review of Does God Roll Dice?: Divine Providence for a World in the Making by Joseph A. Bracken. Irish Theological Quarterly, 78 (3) 294 – 6.
- Review of Trinity, Revelation, and Reading: A Theological Introduction to the Bible and its
Interpretation, by Scott R. Swain, Irish Theological Quarterly. 78 (2) 212-3.
- Review of Natura Pura: On the Recovery of Nature in the Doctrine of Grace by Steven A. Long, Irish Theological Quarterly. 75 (4) 420-2.
- Review of The Aesthetic Hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Hans Urs von Balthasar by Jason Paul Bourgeois, Horizons 38 (1): 144-145.
- Review of God Incarnate, Irish Theological Quarterly. Irish Theological Quarterly. 75 (4) 240- 1.
- Review of Sin: A History by Gary Anderson, http://catholicbooksreview.org. January 5, 2010.
- Review of Pannenberg on the Triune God by Iain Taylor, Horizons 36, no. 1 (Spring, 2009): p.151-152.
- Review of Jesus: A Portrait by Gerald O’Collins, http://catholicbooksreview.org. July 24, 2008.
Theodore James Whapham, Ph.D., presents nationally on contemporary systematic theology,
field theory, Trinitarian personhood and a variety of other topics. His latest presentations
include "Field Theory and Eschatology in Pannenberg," presented to the College Theology
Society and “Trinity, Belief, and Imagination in the Spirituality of John Henry Newman,”
presented to the Catholic Theological Society of America. Additionally, Whapham served
as the panel organizer for “The Significance of Field Theory as a Conversation Partner
for Contemporary Systematic Theology," presented to the College Theology Society.
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