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
Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas, and studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph, and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed the Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity (specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology) and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears in such journals as Angelicum, Augustinianum, Communio, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Journal of the History of Ideas, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Vigiliae Christianae, and Worship. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies), Oxford University Press, 2013, and of essays in volumes published by Catholic University of America Press, Ignatius Press, Oxford University Press, and Sapientia Press. He is the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, Hillenbrand Books, 2015, and co-editor of the forthcoming Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Sapientia Press.
Invited Essay: “The Holy Doctors in Aquinas’s Treatment of Religious Life,” in Reading the Church Fathers with Thomas Aquinas (tentative title), Piotr Roszak and Jörgen Vijgen, eds., in preparation.
Invited Essay: “The Beginning, the End, and the Stations along the Way,” (Book symposium for Brian E. Daley, S.J., God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered) Pro Ecclesia, in preparation.
Edited Book (co-edited with Michael Dauphinais and Roger Nutt): Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, forthcoming from Sapientia Press.
Invited Essay: “Reading Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers Together for the Renewal of Theology,” in Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, forthcoming from Sapientia Press.
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, forthcoming in October 2018.
Invited Essay: “Scripture in the Christological Controversies.” In the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation, edited by Paul Blowers and Peter Martens, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
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.
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.