Brandon Wanless, Ph.D. (cand.)

Brandon Wanless, Ph.D. (cand.)

Instructor of Dogmatic Theology (2022)


Degree(s):

Ph.D. (ABD), Ave Maria, Florida
M.A., in Theology, The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, 2015
B.A., in Philosophy, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, (magna cum laude), 2010

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 138

Phone: (651) 962-5061

Fax: (651) 962-5790

Email:

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

  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Trinitarian Theology
  • Soteriology

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Published Works:

(Peer-Reviewed Articles)
“St. Thomas Aquinas on Original Justice and the Justice of Christ: A Case Study in Christological Soteriology and Catholic Moral Theology.” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, vol. 90 (2017): 201-216.

(Other Publications)
“Aquinas on ‘Name’ in Sacramental Formulae.” Thomistica.net (Nov. 14, 2018).

Presentations & Accomplishments:

(Conference Presentations)
“The Unity of the Universal Species as an Analogy for the Unity of the Trinity in the Prima pars,” 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies: May 9-14, 2022

“The Unity of the Divine Essence and the Unity of the Universal Species: Conclusions of Research in the Trinitarian Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas,” American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting: November 19-21, 2021

“The Unity of the Trinity and the Universal Species in the Scriptum super Sententiis of St. Thomas Aquinas,” 56th International Congress on Medieval Studies: May 10-15, 2021

“The Unity of Species and the Unity of the Trinity in the Lectura Romana: St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John of Damascus,” 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies: May 9-12, 2019

“The Unity of the Triune Godhead in St. Thomas Aquinas’s Lectura in evangelium Ioannis,” Aquinas the Biblical Theologian, Ave Maria University: February 7-9, 2019

“Aquinas and Damascene on the Common Nature of the Triune Godhead,” Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers Conference, Ave Maria University: January 26-27, 2018

“Mother Teresa and the Pauline Mysticism of Living in Christ,” Mother Teresa and the Mystics Conference, Ave Maria University: February 10-11, 2017

“St. Thomas Aquinas on Original Justice and the Justice of Christ: A Case Study in Christological Soteriology and Catholic Moral Theology,” American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting: November 3-6, 2016

“Education, the Basis of Culture: Reading Gravissimum Educationis with Josef Pieper,” The Gravity of Education Conference, Donahue Academy: May 13-14, 2016

“The Signification of the ‘Name’ of the Trinity in Sacramental Formulae,” Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies: March 6-8, 2014

“St. Thomas Aquinas and the Eastern Fathers on the Union of the Incarnation,” Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies: March 8-10, 2012

(Invited Popular Presentations)
Guest Lecturer: “The Catholic Account of the Eucharist,” Central Baptist Seminary, “Ecclesiology and Eschatology” course taught by Brett Williams, Ph.D., March 10, 2022

“The Eucharist: Real Presence?” Debate with Brett Williams, Ph.D., Apostolic Tradition and Faith, Holy Family Maronite Church, Mendota Heights, MN: January 11, 2022

“Mary in Salvation History,” Quick Talks: Season 2 (Podcast Lecture), Church of Saint Agnes: January 31, 2021

“Holy Sex: Humanae vitae, 50 Years Later,” Rochester, Minnesota Theology on Tap: July 12, 2018

“Mary in Salvation History, in the Teachings of the Church, and in Our Devotional Life,” Faith Formation Talk to Parents, The Church of the Epiphany: May 2, 2018

“Mary in Salvation History, in the Teachings of the Church, and in Our Devotional Life,” Faith Formation Talk to Catechists, The Church of the Epiphany: April 25, 2018

“Pope Benedict’s 2010 World Day of Peace Message,” St. Mary’s University: Feb. 2010

40 Hours Adoration Devotion, St. Edward Catholic Church, Chillicothe, IL: July 2009

7/2022

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