Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2018-2019 Holder of the Fr. Val Ambroise McInnes Chair

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., has been named holder of the Fr. Val Ambroise McInnes Chair at the Angelicum for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Fr. White entered the Order of Preachers in 2003. His research and teaching have focused particularly on topics related to 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 Thomistic Natural Theology (Sapientia Press, 2009), The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (The Catholic University of America Press, 2015), Exodus (Brazos Press, 2016), and The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (The Catholic University of America Press, 2017). He has edited several books and is co-editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera (English edition). In 2011 he was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.

More information about Fr. White’s publications can be found on his profile.

The Fr. Val Ambroise McInnes Chair fosters excellence in the teaching and scholarship of the sacred sciences (i.e. theology, philosophy, and canon law) at the Angelicum particularly in the areas of Thomism and the teachings of St. John Paul II.  Fr. Val McInnes, O.P. had a deep love for the Order’s intellectual life as well as a talent for finding the means of supporting these efforts. 

Fr. Val McInnes, O.P.