Dr. Gregory LaNave

Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology

B.A., St. John’s College, Sante Fe, N.M.
M.A., St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn.
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America


Biography

Dr. LaNave was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota, but has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1991, when he came to Catholic University to begin a doctoral program in theology. After stints in publishing at the New Catholic Encyclopedia and The Catholic University of America Press, he joined the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception as a full-time faculty member in 2006, and was promoted to full professor in 2014. His special expertise is medieval theology and fundamental theology. He is the author of Through Holiness to Wisdom: The Nature of Theology according to St. Bonaventure (Rome: Istituto storico dei cappuccini, 2005), and scholarly articles on Bonaventure and/or Aquinas in Theological StudiesFranciscan Studies, and The Thomist, as well as essays on “Bonaventure on the Spiritual Senses,” in The Perception of God: The Spiritual Senses in the Christian Tradition (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012) and “Bonaventure’s Theological Method,” in A Companion to Bonaventure (Brill, 2013). Since 1996 he has served the Pontifical Faculty as managing editor of The Thomist, the quarterly journal of philosophy and theology published by the Dominican Fathers, and is the series Editor for The Fathers of the Church: Mediaeval Continuation, published by CUA Press. He is working on a book on the relationship between theology and holiness.

Select Publications

“Bonaventure’s Theological Method” A Companion to Bonaventure. Brill, forthcoming.

“Bonaventure on the Spiritual Senses” in The Perception of God: The Spiritual Sense in the Catholic Tradition. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

“God, Creation, and the Possibility of Philosophical Wisdom: Perspectives from Bonaventure and Aquinas.” Theological Studies

“Knowing God Through and in All Things: A Proposal for Reading Bonaventure’s Intinerarium mentis in Deum” Franciscan Studies

“Bonaventure’s Arguments for the Existence of God and an ‘Independent’ De Deo Uno” The Thomist

“Why Holiness Is Necessary for Theology” The Thomist

Through Holiness to Wisdom: The Nature of Theology According to St. Bonaventure. Rome: Istituto storico dei cappuccini, 2005.


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