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 the University of Notre Dame (Ph.D., 2023), Boston College (S.T.L., 2017), the Pontifical Gregorian University (S.T.B., 2016), Fordham University (M.A.P.R., 2010), and Marquette University (B.S., 2005).
Fr. Strand’s research and teaching focuses on the theology of grace, Christology, and fundamental theology, especially in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Catholic theology. He has a particular interest in the nineteenth-century German theologian Matthias Joseph Scheeben and is currently working on a monograph on Scheeben’s theology of deification. Fr. Strand has published a series of articles on the political thought of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI and is presently writing on Benedict XVI’s theology of the priesthood.
“Beyond Ratzinger’s Republic: Communio’s Postliberal Turn,” co-authored with Sam Zeno Conedera, SJ, Nova et Vetera (English) (forthcoming).
“Nineteenth-century Ressourcement: The Greek Patristic/Latin Scholastic Synthesis of Scheeben’s Theology of Grace,” in The Roman School, Matthew Levering, Justin Anderson, and Aaron Pidel (ed.). Leiden: Brill (forthcoming).
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More