Ted Whapham, Ph.D.

Ted Whapham holds a doctorate in historical and systematic theology along with a master's degree from The Catholic University of America. He joined the School of Ministry as Dean in Fall 2014 after serving as Assistant Professor and Director of the master degree programs at Saint Thomas University in Miami, FL. 

Areas of Expertise

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.

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

Selected Publications

Books
  • The Unity of Theology: The Contribution of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.
  • 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
  • "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 Andersonhttp://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.