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Curriculum Vitae

Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.

Background

  • Birth: July 7, 1958 - Warwick, RI
  • Ordination: May 22, 1987

​Education

  • Providence College - B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 1980

  • The Catholic University of America - Ph.L. in Philosophy, 1984

  • The Dominican House of Studies - M.Div. in Theology, 1986

  • The Dominican House of Studies - S.T.L. in Theology, 1988

  • The University of Toronto - Ph.D. in Philosophy - Collaborative Program in Philosophy and Medieval Studies, 1994

Teaching Experience

  • Providence College - Instructor, 1988-1991

  • University of Toronto - Teaching Assistant, 1991-1993

  • The Catholic University of America - Assistant Professor, 1994-2001

  • Candler School of Theology at Emory University - Associate Professor, Fall 2002

  • The Catholic University of America - Associate Professor, 2001-2005

  • Providence College - Professor, 2005-

Research Interests

  • Thomas Aquinas

  • Philosophy of Religion

  • Metaphysics

  • Medieval Philosophy

  • Ethics

Memberships

  • American Catholic Philosophical Association

  • American Philosophical Association

  • Society of Christian Philosophers

Honors

  • University of Notre Dame, Center for Philosophy of Religion: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1998-99

  • Emory University, Aquinas Center: Visiting Dominican Scholar, Fall 2002

Editorial Positions

  • Associate Editor of The Thomist, 1998-2002; 2005-present

  • Editor of The Thomist, 2002-2005

  • Editorial Board of International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 2002-2005

Advisory Positions

  • Board of Trustees of Providence College, 1998-present
  • Corporation of Providence College, 2000-present

  • Executive Committee of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 2002-2005

  • Advisory Board, Center for Philosophy of Religion, the University of Notre Dame, 2002-present

  • Provincial Council of the Province of St. Joseph, 2002-present

  • Regent of Studies, Province of St. Joseph, 2002-2005

Publications

Books:

  • Editor and author of the "Introduction" in One Hundred Years of Philosophy. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2001.

  • The Thomist Tradition. Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 2. Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

  • The Treatise on the Divine Nature. Summa Theologiae I 1-13. Translation and Commentary. Indianapolis, IN: Hacket Publishing Company, Inc., 2006.

 

Articles:

  • "St. Thomas Aquinas, Onto-theology, and Marion." The Thomist 60 (October, 1996): 617-625.

  • "Sacra doctrina and the Theology of Disclosure." The Thomist 61 (April, 1997): 163-187.

  • "Eternal Knowledge of the Temporal in Aquinas." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly LXXI, No. 2 (1997): 197-224.

  • "Eternity and Duration in Aquinas." The Thomist 61 (October, 1997): 525-548.

  • "Divine Causation and Human Freedom in Aquinas." American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly LXXII, No. 1 (1998): 99-122.

  • "Aquinas on God's Causal Knowledge: A Reply to Stump and Kretzmann." Amercan Catholic Philosophical Quarterly LXII, No. 3 (1998): 447-457.

  • "Analytical Thomism" The Thomist 63 (1999): 125-137. Translated into Italian as "Tomismo Analytico," by Claudio Antonio Testi in Divus Thomas 24 (1999): 79-91.

  • "Aquinas on Pagan Virtue" The Thomist 63 (1999): 553-577.

  • "Funeral Homily for William J. Hill, O.P.," The Thomist 66 (2002): 1-7.

  • "Thomism." Addendum in the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition. Volume 9, 447-8. Ed. Donald M. Borchet. Detroit: MacMillan Reference USA, 2006.

  • "Beyond Libertarianism and Compatibilism: Thomas Aquinas on Created Freedom." In Freedom and the Human Person, ed. Richard Velkey, 70-84. Washington, D.C.: The

  • Catholic University of America Press, 2007.

  • "Test Optional Admission at a Liberal Arts College: A Founding Mission Affirmed." Harvard Educational Review 77 (2007): 429-435.

  • "Aquinas's Exemplar Ethics," The Thomist 72 (2008): 345-369.

 

Book Reviews:

  • The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge. By Linda Zagzebski. Providence 1 (1993): 339-343.

  • The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. By Brian Davies. Speculum 70 (1995): 895-897.

  • Explorations in Metaphysics. By W. Norris Clarke. The Review of Metaphysics 49 (1996): 918-919.

  • Aquinas' Five Arguments in the Summa theologiae 1a 2,3. By Lubor Velecky. The Review of Metaphysics 50 (1996): 427-428.

  • Ideas in God according to Saint Thomas Aquinas: Sources and Synthesis. By Vivian Boland, O.P. Anglican Theological Review 79 (1997): 450-452.

  • De la vérité. Question 2 (La science en Dieu). Thomas d'Aquin. Introduction, translation, and commentary by Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P. The Thomist 62 (1998): 133-137.

  • Free Creatures of an Eternal God. By Harm J.M.J. Goris. The Thomist 62 (1998): 312-315.

  • The Metaphysics of Theism. By Normann Kretzmann. The Review of Metaphysics 52 (1998): 463-464.

  • Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas. By John Jenkins. The Thomist 63 (1999): 314-319.

  • The Metaphysics of Creation. By Norman Kretzmann. The Review of Metaphysics 53 (2000): 716-717.

  • Facing History: A Different Thomas Aquinas. By Leonard Boyle. The Thomist 66 (2002): 154-158.

  • God and Reason in the Middle Ages. By Edward Grant. The Review of Metaphysics 56 (2003): 881-882.

  • After Aquinas: Versions of Thomism. By Fergus Kerr. The Thomist 67 (2003): 318-321.

  • "Entering the Trinity." A review of God Still Matters by Herbert McCabe. Crisis (August 2003): 50-52.

  • Culture and the Thomist Tradition After Vatican II. By Tracey Rowland. The Thomist 68 (2004): 143-148.

 

Opinion Pieces

 

Presentations

  • "Open Thomism" at National Dominican Aquinas Symposium, River Forest, IL, April 10, 1999.

  • "Response to John Hare's 'Scotus on Morality and Nature,'" at the 46th Wheaton College Philosophy Conference: Medieval Philosophy's Contemporary Relevance, October 23, 1999.

  • "The Legacy of Thomas Aquinas," All-Day Seminar at the Smithsonian Institution, November 6, 1999.

  • "The Good Life," Summer course in the Smithsonian Institution Philosophy on Tap series, Summer 2001.

  • "Beyond Libertarianism and Compatibilism: Thomas Aquinas on Created Freedom" 2001 CUA School of Philosophy Fall Series on Freedom and the Human Person The St. Thomas

  • and St. Catherine Fall Lecture (November 2001) at Barry University Thomas Aquinas Lecture, Emory University (March 2002).

  • "Can an Eternal God be an Event?" Reply to Fergus Kerr at the conference on Philosophy of Religion at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, University of South Carolina (April 5-6

  • 2002).

  • "God and Rational Evidence," Smithsonian Institution Philosophy on Tap series, Spring 2002.

  • "Fides et Ratio, Ex corde ecclesiae, and the Dominican Tradition" at the Caldwell College Symposium, From the Heart of the Church: Dominican Response (January 30, 2003).

  • "Imago Dei and Human Freedom in Aquinas," at a symposium on "After Aquinas," at Providence College on April 4-5, 2003.

  • "Aquinas's Exemplar Ethics," at a conference devoted to Aquinas's Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations, Moral Theory, and Theological Context, sponsored by St. Louis University on

  • April 11-12, 2003 and at the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame on January 20, 2005.

  • "The Harmony Between Faith and Reason" in the "Exploring Faith and Forming Intellect" Series at The Catholic University of America on September 23, 2003.

  • "Where Evil Comes From," Smithsonian Philosophy on Tap Series, Fall 2003.

  • "Aristotle, Ethics, and the Good Life," Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate's Program, April 9, 2005.

  • "Thomas Aquinas on Demonstrating God's Providence," Fall Lecture Series at the School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, September 26, 2008.

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