Theodore Whapham, Ph.D.

Dean of Neuhoff School of Ministry
Associate Professor

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

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.

Education

Ph.D., Historical and Systematic Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
M.A., Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
B.A., Religious Studies, Minor in Philosophy, University of Dayton, Dayton OH

Academic Appointments

University of Dallas

Dean of Neuhoff School of Ministry 2014-present
Associate Professor, 2014-present

St. Thomas University

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

Select Publications

Books

  • 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.

Articles & Reviews

  • "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.

Presentations

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Read more about Theodore J. Whapham, Ph.D. on Expert File.

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