Fr. Theodore John Baptist Ku, O.P.
Date of birth: 26 February 1965; Solemn Vows: 1997; Priestly Ordination: 1999.
Fluent in French and conversant in Spanish and German; facility with high medieval Latin.
S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2009—magna cum laude
Dissertation: God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.
S.T.L., Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., 1999-2000—magna cum laude
Thesis: A Review and Discussion of the Quaestio Disputata de Unione Verbi Incarnati of St. Thomas Aquinas.
S.T.B., Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., 1993-1998.
B.S., School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1983-1987.
2015-2018: Student Master, St. Dominic Priory.
2013-present: PFIC Academic Affairs Committee.
2013-2014: PFIC New Media Committee.
2012-2013: Chaplain to Commuter Students of the Dominican House of Studies.
2011-2015: Assistant Student Master, Dominican House of Studies.
2010-2015: Book Review Editor for The Thomist.
2010-2014: Chaplain to the Immaculate Conception Chapter of Third Order Dominicans.
2010-2012: PFIC Accreditation Subcommittee Chair.
2009-2015: PFIC Library Committee.
2009-2013: PFIC Student Recruitment Committee.
2009-present: Assistant Professor, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.
2000-2003: Assistant Pastor, St. Pius V Paris, Providence, RI.
1987-1992: Software Programmer/Analyst, AT&T, Herndon, VA.
“Divine Paternity in the Theology of Ss. Gregory Nazianzen and Thomas Aquinas” in Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, edited by Michael Dauphinais, Andrew Hofer, and Roger Nutt, Sapientia Press, Naples, FL, forthcoming.
Review of Michael Chaberek’s Catholicism and Evolution: A History from Darwin to Pope Francis in The Thomist 81 (July 2017).
Review of Matthew Levering and Michael Dauphinais’ Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas in The Thomist 79 (October 2015).
“Evolution and Scripture,” six short essays in the BioLogos Series on “Evolution & Christian ?Faith” (see “Grants” below), July 2015.
“Thomas Aquinas’ Careful Deployment of auctor and auctoritas in Trinitarian Theology,” Angelicum 90 (fasc. 4, 2013) [in fact published in 2015].
Meditation on St. Martin of Tours, Magnificat, November 2014.
God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, Peter Lang Publishing (December 2012).
“The Name ‘Father,’” Nova et Vetera 9 (No. 2, 2011).
Review of Emmanuel Durand’s Le Père, Alpha et Omega de la Vie Trinitaire, The Thomist 74 (July 2010).
“Christ, Lord and Savior,” Knights of Columbus’ Veritas Series, October 2002.
“Inclusive Language in the New Lectionary,” This Rock, June 1999.
“The Abolition of ‘Man,’” This Rock, May 1999.
Translations (from French) for Publication
“The Holy Spirit in the Summa” in The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae, edited by Philip McCosker and Denys Turner, 2016.
“The Trinity” in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas, edited by Brian Davies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 418-427.
“Trinitarian Theology as Spiritual Exercise in Augustine and Aquinas” in Gilles Emery, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays, “Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy,” Sapientia Press, Naples, FL, 2007, pp. 33-72.
“A Note on Saint Thomas and the Eastern Fathers” in Gilles Emery, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays, “Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy,” Sapientia Press, Naples, FL, 2007, pp. 193-207.