Stephen A. Hipp, S.T.D.

Stephen A. Hipp, S.T.D.

Professor of Dogmatic Theology (2008)


S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1998
S.T.L., University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1991
M.A., University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1987
B.A., University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, 1986

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 131

Phone: (651) 962-5781

Fax: (651) 962-5790


Mailing Address:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
2260 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

Areas of Teaching and Research

Systematic Theology

  • Trinity
  • Christology
  • Ecclesiology

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Published Works:

“The Church of Christ According to Vatican II,” in the academic series Renewal within the Tradition, Emmaus Academic, Steubenville (OH), forthcoming.

“Est’, ‘Adest’, and ‘Subsistit in’ at Vatican II”, Angelicum 91 (2014) P. 727-794.

“The Doctrine of Personal Subsistence: Historical and Systematic Synthesis,” in the series Studia Friburgensia, Academic Press Fribourg, Fribourg (Switzerland), 2012.

“Nature’s Finality and the Stewardship of Creation According to Saint Thomas Aquinas,” Nova et Vetera 10.1 (2012), p. 143‑191.

“Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity,” with Dr. Christian D. Washburn, in The Catholic Servant, vol. XVII, no. X, October 2011.

“The Doctrine of Personal Subsistence in John Duns Scotus,” in John Duns Scotus, Philosopher: Proceedings of “The Quadruple Congress” on John Duns Scotus, vol. I, eds. M. B. Ingham and O. V. Bychkov, Aschendorff Verlag / Franciscan Institute Publications, Münster (Germany) / St. Bonaventure (NY) 2010, p. 79‑110.

“One Priesthood, Two Unique Roles”, Oracle, Fall 2009.

“Existential Relation as Principle of Individuation”, The Thomist 72 (2008) p. 67-106.

“Person” in Christian Tradition and in the Conception of Saint Albert the Great. A Systematic Study of its Concept as Illuminated by the Mysteries of the Trinity and the Incarnation,” in the series Beiträge zur Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, Aschendorff, Münster 2001.

“The Diaconate as an Avenue to Respond to Vocation Call”, in Bishop’s Bulletin, Diocese of Sioux Falls, April 1999.

Reflections on Mary’s Assumption”, in Bishop’s Bulletin, Diocese of Sioux Falls, August 1998.

“Structures métaphysiques de la définition boécienne de la personne”, in Pense l’homme et la science, Betrachtungen zum thema Mensch und Wissenschaft.  Mélanges offerts à Evandro Agazzi à l’occasion de ses soixante ans, Editions Universitaires, Fribourg (Switzerland) 1996, p. 251-286.

Le trésor des cathédrales: sens et symbolique (= The Treasure of the Cathedrals: Meaning and Symbolism), computer laser optical disc, 4-3/4 in. (includes user’s guide), Victory Interactive Media,Lugano (Switzerland) / New York 1996.

Collaboration in the writing of various pastoral letters and periodical articles of the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson on the following subjects: Eucharist, Liturgy, Humanae Vitae, Episcopacy, Prayer, Ecclesiology, Mary, and Priesthood.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Chaired the Faculty Search Committee for two systematics positions.

Participated in “Thomas Aquinas, Creation, and Contemporary Science” seminar, Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas, June 8-12, 2015.

Participated in “Plotinus” seminar, University of St. Thomas, March 9, 2015.

Participated in “The Metaphysics of the Incarnation” conference (funded by the Center for Philosophy of Religion of the University of Notre Dame) University of St. Thomas, March 2014 – May 2014.

Presented “‘Hierarchy’ as a Pervasive Feature of the World, or the ‘Sacred Ordering’ of Nature, Man and Society: Its Fundamental Expressions, Inner Principle and Ultimate Origin” as part of the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Lecture Series, University of St. Thomas, October 17, 2011.

Presented “The Necessity of Metaphysical Realism in Theological Formation,” The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, St. Paul, MN, August 29, 2011.

Presented “The Marian Dimension of the Church,” Siena Symposium Summer Workshop, July 1, 2011.

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