Rev. John Baptist Ku, O.P.

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

B.S., University of Virginia
M.Div./S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland

About Rev. John Baptist Ku, O.P.


Fr. John Baptist Ku was born in Manhattan (1965) and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he worked at AT&T for five years before entering the Dominican Order in 1992.

After serving for three years in St. Pius V Parish in Providence, Rhode Island, he completed his doctoral studies in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and began teaching for the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 2009.

Select Publications

Review of Michael Chaberek’s Catholicism and Evolution: A History from Darwin to Pope Francis in The Thomist (forthcoming).

Review of Matthew Levering and Michael Dauphinais’ Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas in The Thomist 79 (October 2015).

“Evolution and Scripture,” six short essays in the BioLogos Series on “Evolution & Christian Faith” (see “Grants” below), July 2015.

“Thomas Aquinas’ Careful Deployment of auctor and auctoritas in Trinitarian Theology,” Angelicum 90 (fasc. 4, 2013) [in fact published in 2015].

Meditation on St. Martin of Tours, Magnificat, November 2014.

God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, Peter Lang Publishing (December 2012).

“The Name ‘Father,’” Nova et Vetera 9 (No. 2, 2011).

Review of Emmanuel Durand’s Le Père, Alpha et Omega de la Vie TrinitaireThe Thomist 74 (July 2010).

 “Christ, Lord and Savior” in the Knights of Columbus’ Veritas Series, October 2002.

“Inclusive Language in the New Lectionary” in This Rock Magazine, June 1999.

“The Abolition of ‘Man’” in This Rock Magazine, May 1999.