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Bryan Kromholtz, OP

Professor of Theology


  • STD, Dogmatic Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • MA, Systematic Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
  • MDiv, BA, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
  • BSEE, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Research Interests

  • the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas on the resurrection of the dead
  • St. Thomas Aquinas’s eschatology and the role of beatitude in his anthropology
  • the implications of eschatological beliefs for pastoral practice

Courses Taught

  • 20th & 21st c. Roman Catholic Theologies (STHS-4141)
  • Eschatology (ST-4075)
  • Nouvelle Theologie (STHS-4375)
  • Theology of Angels & Demons (STHS-4830)
  • Aesthetics & Theology (STRA-2080)
  • Theology: Nature & Method (ST-1091)
  • Theology of Sacraments (ST-3067)
  • Special Topics in Sacraments (ST-3069)
  • Theological Anthropology (ST-3128)
  • Field Education, Level I, II, and III (FE-1021-2, FE-2021-2, FE-3021-2)
  • Celebration of the Sacraments (LSFT-2404)

Recent Publications

  • “The Consummation of the World: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Risen Saints’ Beatitude and the Corporeal Universe,” in Nova et Vetera (English), 19.4 (2021): 1271–1287.
  • Reditus: The Eschatology of St. Thomas Aquinas and Eastern Patristic Sources,” in Thomas Aquinas and the Church Fathers, Jörgen Vijgen and Piotr Roszak, editors. Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses Series 189. Turnhout: Brepols, 2021, 441-457.
  • “The Spirit of the Letter: St. Thomas’s Interpretation of Scripture in his Reading of Job’s Eschatology,” in Reading Job with St. Thomas Aquinas, co-editors Matthew Levering, Piotr Roszak and Jörgen Vijgen. Thomistic Ressourcement Series 15. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2020, 364-383.

From the Professor

I have a special interest in St. Thomas Aquinas and his eschatology, but I have other interests in systematic theology and its historical development as well. So, over the years at DSPT, I have taught courses on eschatology, medieval eschatology, 20th & 21st century Roman Catholic theologies, angels & demons, aesthetics & theology, the nature & method of theology, theological anthropology, and sacramental theology. I am eager to help any students who are interested in any of these areas. To guide students in their questions, to introduce them to elements of the tradition and to current debates related to their interests, and to steer them toward resources that will put them in a position to contribute to a theological conversation through presentations and publications – these are things that excite me as a professor at DSPT.

I also teach and administer the theological field education courses, in which I help friars and other priesthood candidates to apply what they have learned to their active ministries – this keeps me in touch with the practical side of theology, although most of my training and work has been in systematic theology.

I am a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the GTU, the Academy of Catholic Theology, The Society for Catholic Liturgy, and the Association for Theological Field Education, Catholic Caucus.

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