John Froula, Ph.D.

John Froula, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology (2014) and Director, Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership


Ph.D., Ave Maria University, 2012
S.T.B., Pontifical University of St. Teresa (summa cum laude), Rome, 2006
B.A., Thomas Aquinas College, 1999

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 122

Phone: (651) 962-5083

Fax: (651) 962-5790


Mailing Address:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

Areas of Teaching and Research

  • Christology
  • Eucharistic Theology
  • The Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Grace and the Spiritual Life

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Published Works:

Published an article titled “Esse secundarium: An Analogical Term Meaning that by which Christ is Human” in The Thomist (October, 2014)

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Gave a paper “Subsistence in the Christology of Thomas Aquinas and Hugh of St. Victor” at the Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, May, 2015.

Gave a paper “The Extent of Joy’s Promise: Can We Argue that Heaven Exists from Desire?” at the Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization at Benedictine University, March, 2015.

Gave a paper “God’s Self-Gift and the Created Supernatural: Matthew Lamb’s Lonerganian Account.”  A Conference in Honor of the Theological Legacy of Father Matthew Lamb, Ave Maria University, February, 2015.

Book Review: A Frightening Love: Recasting the Problem of Evil, by Andrew Gleeson, December, 2014.

Presented “What does the De Unione Verbi Incarnati Add to the Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas?” at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May, 2014.

Presented “Always, or for the Most Part: Thomism and Natural Determinism” Invited talk, at The Center of Thomistic Studies Colloquium Series, Houston, February 14, 2014.

Presented “Is St. Thomas an Indeterminist? A Closer Look at Charles De Koninck’s Analysis” Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas Conference, University of St. Thomas, October, 2013.

Presented “Is the Joy of C.S. Lewis a Mystical Experience?” at the Summer C.S. Lewis Conference, San Diego University, June, 2013.

Presented “McInerny and Maritain on Natural Law” at the Philosophy in Theological Education Conference, Ave Maria University, June, 2013.

Book Review: Chalice of God: A Systematic Theology in Outline, by Aidan Nichols, March, 2013.

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