Academic Essays

On this page you will find links to all of the various essays, presentations, exegeses, etc., which I have produced during the course of my studies here at the I.T.I. in Austria. If you are interested in philosophical or theological topics, or just in getting a feel for what I've been up to all these years, I invite you to have a look. I hope you enjoy them, feel free to criticize them!

Part I. Sacrae Theologiae Magister


~ STM 113. Form and Matter in Aristotle's Physics.

STM 123. Motion in Aristotle's Physics and Its Relation to the Infinite, to Place, and to Time.

STM 214. The Benefit of Philosopher-Kings according to Socrates in Plato's Republic.

STM 214. Aristotle on Politics: The Inclusive Rule of the Virtuous.

STM 223. The Priority of Actuality to Potency: A Textual Analysis of Aristotle's Metaphysics Bk. IX, Ch. 8.

STM 313. Descartes's Understanding of Being.

STM 323. The Explication of Truth in History.

Church History

STM 222. St. Thomas More's Dialogue Concerning Heresies.

STM 222. Jacques Maritain's The Peasant of the Garonne: An Old Layman Questions Himself about the Present Time.

Biblical Studies

STM 211. The Redemptive Suffering of Christ in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger.

STM 221. Textual Analysis of Genesis 37.

STM 221. The Expiatory Power of Blood.

STM 311. The Triumph of the Love of God over the Sin of His People in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.

STM 411. Principles of Catholic Biblical Interpretation.

STM 411. The Dereliction of Christ: Theological Exegesis of Matthew 27:45-50.

STM 421. The Glory of the Cross: Revelation of God's Love and Source of Life.

STM 511. 'Made a Curse for Us': Martin Luther and St. Thomas Aquinas on the Interpretation of Galatians 3:13.


STM 225. Image, Likeness, and Trace in St. Thomas Aquinas's Theological Anthropology.

STM 313. Love and Self-Gift: Sacrifice in St. Augustine's City of God (published in Antiphon 11.2 [2007]: 78-85).

STM 325. An Interpretation of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Religious Liberty in Light of Catholic Tradition.

STM 412. The Virtue of Faith: Its Definition in Relation to Its Act and Its Object.

STM 422. The Trinitarian Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas in Relation to John 5:17-20.

STM 423. God's Knowledge of Himself and of Creation.

STM 424. A Brief Overview of St. Thomas's Treatise on Happiness (Summa theologiae I-II, qq. 1-5).

STM 426. The Christological Foundation for the Veneration of Holy Icons.

STM 427. Good Habits and Their Connections: Summa theologiae I-II, qq. 55-70.

Part II. Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus

~ TRL 015. St Thomas Aquinas's Theology of Sacrifice: Toward a Renewed Conception of the Sacred Priesthood (preparing for publication).

~ STL-SYS 601. Aquinas and Ratzinger on the Dating of the Last Supper: In Defense of the Synoptic Chronology (forthcoming from New Blackfriars).

STL-SYS 602. A Hermeneutic of Continuity: Reconciling Vatican II with Tradition.

STL-SYS 602. The Doctrine of Original Sin according to St. Thomas Aquinas.

~ STL-BBL 602. Song of Songs 5-6.

~ STL-BBL 602. Song of Songs I: Textual Analysis and Commentary.

~ STL-FAM 603. Marriage and the Family: A Proposal for a Pastoral Approach.

~ STL-BYZ 608. The Coronation of Charlemagne.