Holly Taylor Coolman

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:



St. Catherine of Siena Hall 233


Ph.D. - Duke University

Brief Biography:

Holly Taylor Coolman earned her PhD at Duke University in 2006. Her areas of specialty include Christian accounts of Judaism, as well as the family, especially adoption. Her publications include “Romans 9-11: Rereading Aquinas on the Jews,” in Reading Romans with St Thomas Aquinas, eds. Matthew Levering and Michael Dauphinais. (CUA Press, 2012) and “Law in Translation: Reflecting with Aquinas on the Promulgation of the New Law” in The Challenge of Catholic-Jewish Theological Dialogue, eds., Matthew Tapie & Alan Brill (Forthcoming, CUA Press). Dr. Coolman has been on faculty at PC since 2009 and was part of the initial organization of the Committee for Jewish-Catholic Theological Exchange.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Christology, ecclesiology, Christian theologies of Judaism, Jewish-Christian Relations

Selected Presentations:

Taylor Coolman, H. Convener: Thomas Aquinas, Common Doctor: Whether and How. , San Diego, CA - "Catholic Theological Society of America" June, 2014

Taylor Coolman, H. Panelist: Open Forum Discussion of the Committee on Diversity Report. , San Diego, CA - "Catholic Theological Society of America" June, 2014

Taylor Coolman, H. Aquinas Studium. , Toronto, Ontario - "Session Chair: Conversatio Session" May, 2014

Taylor Coolman, H. American Academy of Religion. , Baltimore, MD - "Board Member: Christian Systemic Theology Section" November, 2013

Taylor Coolman, H. Thomas Aquinas Studium. , Toronto, Canada - "" May, 2013