Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, and Recent Developments in Roman Catholic Thought

December 10, 2014

TJW picIn a recent piece on, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, summarizes three schools of recent Catholic theology and offers reflections on the future of each.

“Broadly speaking, Catholic theology in the past twenty years has been characterized by three distinctive tendencies. The first is the decline of influence of the Rahnerianism of the post-Vatican II period. The second is the rise of influence of theologians associated with the Communio movement. The third is the return of interest in classical theological sources, marked particularly by the renaissance of Thomistic studies.”

To read the article, visit Some of Fr. Thomas Joseph’s other online essays can be found at First Things. Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (DPhil, Oxford University) is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Thomistic Institute of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. His research and teaching have focused particularly on Thomistic metaphysics and Christology as well as Roman Catholic-Reformed ecumenical dialogue. He is the author of Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Modern Thomistic Natural Theology and The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (forthcoming), and editor of The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Anti-Christ or Wisdom of God?Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: An Unofficial Catholic-Protestant Dialogue (with Bruce L. McCormack), and Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering (with James F. Keating).

Image: Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, OP (from

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