Vincent Strand

Department

  • Historical and Systematic Theology
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Expertise

  • Christology
  • Theology of Grace
  • Fundamental Theology
  • Rev. Vincent L. Strand, S.J., is a priest of the Society of Jesus and Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology. He has published on a range of topics in dogmatic and fundamental theology, including nature and grace, evangelization, and political theology. A sixth-generation Wisconsinite, Fr. Strand entered the Society of Jesus in 2005 and joined the STRS faculty of The Catholic University of America in 2022. He holds degrees from Marquette University (B.S., 2005), Fordham University (M.A.P.R., 2010), the Pontifical Gregorian University (S.T.B., 2016), Boston College (S.T.L., 2017), and the University of Notre Dame (Ph.D., 2022), where his dissertation analyzed the theology of deification of the nineteenth-century German Catholic dogmatician Matthias Joseph Scheeben. Fr. Strand’s current research and teaching focuses on Christology, the theology of grace, and fundamental theology.

    Publications

    • Evangelization in the Theology of Avery Dulles

      “Evangelization in the Theology of Avery Dulles,” in The Survival of Dulles: Reflections on a Second Century of Influence, Michael Canaris (ed.), 130–146. New York: Fordham University Press, 2021.

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    • Ratzinger’s Republic: Pope Benedict XVI on Natural Law and Church and State

      “Ratzinger’s Republic: Pope Benedict XVI on Natural Law and Church and State,” co-authored with Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ, Nova et Vetera (English) 18, no. 2 (2020): 669–694.

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    • The Ontology of Grace of Alexander of Hales and John of la Rochelle

      “The Ontology of Grace of Alexander of Hales and John of la Rochelle,” in The Summa Halensis: Doctrines and Debates, Lydia Schumacher (ed.), 171–191. Veröffentlichungen des Grabmann-Institutes zur Erforschung der mittelalterlichen Theologie und Philosophie 66. Berlin, Boston: De Grutyer, 2020.

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    • On Method, Nature and Grace in Caritas in Veritate

      “On Method, Nature and Grace in Caritas in Veritate,” Nova et Vetera (English) 15, no. 3 (2017): 835–852.

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    • To Imitate the Angels’ Purity: Ignatius’s and John Paul’s Counsel

      “To Imitate the Angels’ Purity: Ignatius’s and John Paul’s Counsel,” Review for Religious 69, no. 2 (2010): 180–193.

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