Rev. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages
Director of the Doctoral Program

B.A., Benedictine College
M. Litt., University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
M.Div./S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


Father Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a Kansas farm. He entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 1995 and professed simple vows the following year. He made his profession of solemn vows in the Great Jubilee Year of 2000, and was ordained a deacon in 2001 and a priest in 2002.

His assignments have included serving as a parochial vicar in Rhode Island, a missionary in Kenya, a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame, a formator at the Dominican House of Studies, and a member of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. He is finishing a book titled The Word in Our Flesh: A Return to Patristic Preaching, whose research the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship funded through its Teacher-Scholar Grant.

Select Publications

Edited Book (co-edited with Paul L. Gavrilyuk and Matthew Levering): The Oxford Handbook of Deification, under contract with Oxford University Press and in preparation.

Article: “Augustine’s Mixture Christology,” Studia Patristica, from the XVIII. International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford (2019), forthcoming as a workshop paper.

Edited Book (co-edited with Michael Dauphinais and Roger Nutt): Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, Sapientia Press, forthcoming in 2021.

Invited Essay: “Thomas Aquinas on Christ’s Judgment of Teachers of the Faith,” in Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, edited by Dauphinais, Hofer, and Nutt.

Article: “Humbert of Romans on the Papacy before Lyons II (1274): A Study in Comparison with Thomas Aquinas and Pope Gregory X’s Extractiones,” The Thomist, forthcoming.

Article: “St. Thomas Aquinas on St. Benedict,” American Benedictine Review, forthcoming.

Invited Essay: “Aquinas’s Use of Patristic Sources in His Theology of Religious Life,” in Reading the Church Fathers with Thomas Aquinas, edited by Piotr Roszak and Jörgen Vijgen, Bibliothèque de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Religieuses. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming.

Invited Essay: “The Ends of the Two Cities: Augustine’s Appeal for Peace,” essay on Book 19 in The Cambridge Companion to Augustine’s City of God, edited by David V. Meconi, S.J., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

Invited Foreword to Gregory Hrynwik, Cajetan on Sacred Doctrine. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, forthcoming.

Invited Essay: “The Beginning and the End, as well as the Stations along the Way,” (Book symposium essay for Brian E. Daley, S.J., God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered) Pro Ecclesia 28 (2019): 335–42.

Invited Essay: “Scripture in the Christological Controversies.” In The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation, edited by Paul Blowers and Peter Martens. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. 455-72.

Edited Book (co-edited with Michael Dauphinais and Roger Nutt): Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers. Ave Maria, FL: Sapientia Press, 2019.

Invited Essay: “Conclusion: Reading Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers Together for the Renewal of Theology,” in Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, edited by Dauphinais, Hofer, and Nutt. Pp. 303-30.

Article (co-authored with Alan Piper, O.P.): “Retracing the ‘Art of Arts and Science of Sciences’ from Gregory the Great to Philo of Alexandria,” Journal of the History of Ideas 79 (2018): 507-26.

Invited Essay: “Augustine, Aquinas, Thérèse, and the Mysticism of Mother Teresa’s Five-Finger Gospel.” In Mother Teresa and the Mystics: Toward a Renewal of Spiritual Theology, edited by Michael Dauphinais, Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., and Roger Nutt. Ave Maria, FL: Sapientia Press, 2018. Pp. 79-101.

Invited Essay: “Deification in the Dominican Tradition: Albert, Thomas, and Catherine.” In Called to be Children of God: The Catholic Theology of Human Deification, edited by David Meconi, S.J., and Carl E. Olson. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2016. Pp. 101-17.

Invited Essay: “The Undivided Church: Myth and History.” (Book Symposium for Robert L. Wilken, The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity) Nova et Vetera (Eng) 13 (2015): 1255-60.

Article: “Clement of Alexandria’s Logos Protreptikos: The Protreptics of Love.” Pro Ecclesia 24 (2015): 498-516.

Invited Edited Book: Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy. Editor’s Introduction (pp. 1-14) and Conclusion (pp. 116-27). Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2015.

Invited Essay: “Aquinas, Divinization, and the People in the Pews.” In Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, edited by Hofer. Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2015. Pp. 54-72.

Invited Article: “St. Thomas as Teacher in the Introduction to Theology.” Josephinum Journal of Theology 21 (2014): 146-63.

Article (co-authored with seven others: John Corbett, O.P., et al.): “Recent Proposals for the Pastoral Care of the Divorced and Remarried: A Theological Assessment.” Nova et Vetera (Eng) 12 (2014): 601-30. German trans. in Forum Katholische Theologie 30 (2014): 161-85.

Book: Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Select reviews: Batllo, Revue Thomiste 113 (2013): 662-63; Ludlow, Irish Theological Quarterly 79 (2014): 281-83; Silvas, Theological Studies 75 (2014): 670-72; Wickham, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 65 (2014): 876-78; Smith, Journal of Early Christian Studies 22 (2014): 594-96; Maraval, Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 109 (2014): 1153-54; Gkortsilas, Scottish Journal of Theology 69 (2016): 226-27; Fulford, Journal of Theological Studies 67 (2016): 315-18; Ayres, The Thomist 80 (2016): 314-17; Harris, Vigiliae Christianae 70 (2016): 591-95; Litke, Angelicum 94 (2017): 241-45.

Invited Essay: “The Stoning of Christ and Gregory of Nazianzus.” In Re-Reading Gregory of Nazianzus: Essays on History, Theology, and Culture, edited by Christopher A. Beeley. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Pp. 143-58.

Article: “Who is God in the Old Testament? Retrieving Aquinas after Rahner’s Answer.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 14 (2012): 439-58.

Article: “Looking in the Mirror of Augustine’s Rule.” New Blackfriars 93 (2012): 263-75.

Article: “The Reordering of Relationships in John Chrysostom’s De sacerdotio.” Augustinianum 51 (2011): 451-71.

Article: “He Taught Us How to Fly: Albert the Great on John the Evangelist.” Angelicum 87 (2010): 569-89.

Article: “Balthasar’s Eschatology on the Intermediate State: The Question of Knowability.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 12 (2009): 148-72.

Article: “Origen on the Ministry of God’s Word in the Homilies on Leviticus.” Nova et Vetera (Eng) 7 (2009): 153-74.

Note: “Amalek and the Early Christian Battle for Scriptural Interpretation.” Communio: International Catholic Review 36 (2009): 168-74.

Article: “Dionysian Elements in the Christology of Thomas Aquinas: A Case of the Authority and Ambiguity of Pseudo-Dionysius.” The Thomist 72 (2008): 409-42.

Article: “Matthew 25:31-46 as an Hermeneutical Rule in Augustine’s Enarrationes in Psalmos.” The Downside Review 126 (2008): 285-300.

Article: “The Humble Speech of the Lord: Revelation and Conversion According to St. Ephrem.” Pro Ecclesia 17 (2008): 224-42.

Article: “Christian Harmony and Unity in Moral Theology: The Witness of St. Ignatius of Antioch.” Josephinum Journal of Theology 14 (2007): 102-16.

Article: “The Circumcision of the Lord: Saving Mystery after Modern Oblivion.” Nova et Vetera (Eng) 3 (2005): 259-78.

Article: “Proclamation in the Theological Aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar.” Worship 79 (2005): 20-38.

Article: “The Old Man as Christ in Justin’s Dialogue with Trypho.” Vigiliae Christianae 57 (2003): 1-21.

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