Rev. Reginald Lynch, O.P.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology

B.A., St. Lawrence University
MDiv./S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

About Rev. Reginald Lynch, O.P.

Born in New Hampshire, Father Reginald Lynch, O.P. entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2007, and was ordained a priest in 2013.  After ordination, he served at St. Patrick Parish in Columbus, Ohio and taught at the Pontifical College Josephinum, before going on to complete a PhD in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with a major concentration in medieval theology and minor concentrations in patristics and philosophical theology.  He has written on a variety of topics in sacramental, systematic and historical theology in journals like The Thomist and Nova et Vetera.  His first book, The Cleansing of the Heart: The Sacraments as Instrumental Causes in the Thomistic Tradition (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017) received the Charles Cardinal Journet Prize in 2018.  He has recently completed another book, Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae and Eucharistic Sacrifice in the Early Modern Period (forthcoming), which focuses on the reception of Aquinas’ Eucharistic theology in the early modern period.

 

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Books

The Cleansing of the Heart: the Sacraments as Instrumental Causes in the Thomistic Tradition, Thomistic Ressourcement Series vol. 9, Matthew Levering and Thomas Joseph White, eds. (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2017).

Aquinas’s Summa theologiae and Eucharistic Sacrifice in the Early Modern Period (under contract).

Articles & Book Chapters

“Cajetan on Christ’s Priestly Sacrifice: Ressourcement Thomism in the Sixteenth Century,” in Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, Roger Nutt, Michael Dauphinais and Andrew Hofer, eds. (Naples, FL: Ave Maria Press, 2021).

“Image, Necessity, and Trinitarian psychology in Anselm and Augustine,” Theological Studies 82.2 (2021): 332-50.

“18th Century Catholic Reception of Aquinas: Scholastic Synthesis in the Age of Enlightenment,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas, Matthew Levering and Marcus Plested, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2021).

“Divine Causality and Human Freedom: Aquinas, Bañez and premotion after Descartes,” in Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis: The Dynamics of Protestant and Catholic Soteriology in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, vol. 192, Jordan J. Ballor, Matthew T. Gaetano and David S. Sytsma, eds. (Leiden: Brill, 2019).

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