Rev. Robert Randall Distinguished
Professorship in Christian Culture
The Randall Professorship is held by a recognized scholar whose work concentrates on an understanding of culture that embodies a Christian view of human achievement. The selected individual contributes to undergraduate instruction in the theology, philosophy, history, literature, or the social sciences departments by participating in the Liberal Arts Honors and Development of Western Civilization Programs, directing student research, and delivering public lectures.
2012-13 Randall Chair: Dr. Reinhard Huetter
Dr. Reinhard Huetter, professor of Christian theology at Duke Divinity School, has been named the Rev. Robert J. Randall Professor in Christian Culture at Providence College for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Huetter is the ninth scholar to serve as the Randall Professor. He will teach a course in the Liberal Arts Honors Program, Thomas Aquinas on Faith. He also will present lectures to the College community during the fall and spring semesters.
A native of Lichtenfels, Germany, Huetter holds a master of theology degree from Duke University and a doctor of theology degree from the University of Erlangen in Germany. He teaches systemic and philosophical theology and has developed a special interest in the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
His new book, Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Eerdmas, 2012), will be published in late summer. Among his other works are Reason and the Reasons of Faith (T&T Clark Int’l, 2005), edited with Paul J. Griffiths, and Ressourcement Thomism: Sacred Doctrine, the Sacraments, and the Moral Life (The Catholic University of America Press, 2010), edited with Matthew Levering.
Huetter was awarded the Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology. He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Religion, University of Chicago; a research fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton Theological Seminary; and a visiting professor at the University of Jena, Germany.
In addition, he is an elected member of the American Theological Society, president of the Academy of Catholic Theology, a distinguished fellow of The Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and an ordinary academician of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas.