The University of St. Thomas

Boyle, John

Professor

Ph.D. University of Toronto

jfboyle@stthomas.edu

Phone: (651) 962-5302
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Mail #55S, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Office Location: 55S 204


Academic History

A.B., Highest Honors, Religion and History, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1980
M.A., Medieval Studies, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1981
M.S.L. [Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies], magna cum laude, sectio theologica, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Ontario, 1985
Ph.D., Medieval Studies, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1989


Expertise

Theology in the Middle Ages
Thomas Aquinas

Other Professional Activities

Senior Fellow, Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas, 2007-present.
 
Associate Editor, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
 
Member of the editorial board of the Thomas Aquinas in Translation series for the Catholic University of America Press
 
Member of editorial board for the Theology and Law Series, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Publications, Toronto


Awards & Honors

1995 University of St. Thomas Distinguished Educator of the Year


Selected Publications

“Analogy, Necessity, and an Editor’s Anxiety” in Reason and the Rule of Faith: Conversations in the Tradition with John Paul II (Lanham: University Press of America, 2011), 55-62.

“Thomas Aquinas and his Lectura romana in primum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi” in Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, vol. 2 (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 149-73. 

"St. Thomas Aquinas on the Anointing of the Sick (Extreme Unction)" in Rediscovering Aquinas and the Sacraments: Studies in Sacramental Theology (Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2009), 76-84.

“Counsel, Comfort and Conscience in More’s Letters to Fellow Prisoner Nicholas Wilson,” Moreana 46, n. 176 (2009), 49-64.
 
“The Reading of Scripture in Thomas More’s Dialog Concerning Heresies” Thomas More Studies 3 (2008), published online at: http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/tmsonline_1529dialogue.pdf.
 
“The Analogy of ‘Homo’ and ‘Deus,’” Nova et Vetera 6 (2008), 663-67.

Editor with L. E. Boyle of Thomas Aquinas, Lectura romana in primum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2006).  The critical Latin edition of a previously lost work of Thomas Aquinas.

"Aquinas' Roman Commentary on Peter Lombard," Anuario Filosofico 39 (2006), 477-96.

"Authorial Intention and the divisio textus," in Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas: Theological Exegesis and Speculative Theology (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2005), 3-8.

"The Theological Character of the Scholastic 'Division of the Text' with Particular Reference to the Commentaries of St. Thomas Aquinas," in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 276-83.

Introduction to new edition of Christopher Dawson, Medieval Essays, part of the Collected Works of Christopher Dawson (Washington: The Catholic University of America Press, 2002), vii-xviii

"St. Thomas Aquinas and the analogy of potentia generandi," The Thomist  64 (2000), 581-92

"The Two-fold Division of St. Thomas' Christology in the tertia pars," The Thomist 60 (1995), 439-447

"The Ordering of Trinitarian Teaching in Thomas Aquinas' Second Commentary on Lombard's Sentences," Recherches de Theologie ancienne et medievale, Supplementa 1 (1995), 125-36

"Thomas Aquinas and Sacred Scripture," Pro Ecclesia 4 (1995), 92-104

"Is the tertia pars of the Summa theologiae misplaced?" in Proceedings of the PMR Conference 18 (1993-1994), 103-109


Selected Presentations


“St. Thomas Aquinas and Sacred Scripture,” Aquinas Lecture, Notre Dame Major Seminary, New Orleans, April 8, 2011
 
“St. Thomas Aquinas and Sacred Scripture,” St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College, January 28, 2011

"Aquinas' Lost Roman Commentary: An Historical Detective Story," The Annual Aquinas Lecture, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, March 21, 2006

"Religion in Utopia," at the Thomas More Studies Conference sponsored by the Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas, November 4-6, 2005

"Aquinas' Roman Commentary on Peter Lombard," at the XLIII Navarre Philosophical Meeting, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, April 25-27, 2005 (invited plenary address)

"Chesterton's St. Thomas Aquinas" at the Twenty-first Annual G. K. Chesterton Conference, University of St. Thomas, June 14, 2002 (invited paper)


Professional Memberships

Medieval Academy of America