Dr. Paul Gondreau

(S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2000). He teaches and publishes in the areas of moral theology, with an emphasis on marriage, Christology, and sacraments, with a specialization in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is also an associate editor of the journal Nova et Vetera.

Dr. Paul GondreauResearch

Dr. Gondreau’s dissertation, written under Fr. Jean-Pierre Torrell, OP, was published as The Passions of Christ’s Soul in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Aschendorff, 2002; reprinted University of Scranton Press, 2009). He is currently working on a monograph on a Thomistic account of the meaning and purpose of human sexuality.

Recent publications include:

  • “The Theological Mysteries of Christ’s Life in Aquinas’ Summa,” in A Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae (Cambridge University Press; forthcoming).
  • “The Redemption and Divinization of Human Sexuality through the Sacrament of Marriage: A Thomistic Approach,” Nova et Vetera (2012).
  • “St. Thomas Aquinas, the Communication of Idioms, and the Suffering of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane,” in Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering (Eerdmans, 2009).
  • “The ‘Inseparable Connection’ between Procreation and Unitive Love (Humanae Vitae, §12) and Thomistic Hylemorphic Anthropology,” Nova et Vetera (2008).
  • “The Passions and the Moral Life: Appreciating the Originality of Aquinas,” The Thomist (2007).
  • “Set Free by First Truth: Ex corde Ecclesiae and the Realist Vision of Academic Freedom for the Catholic Theologian,” in Wisdom and Holiness, Science and Scholarship: Essays in Honor of Matthew L. Lamb (Sapientia Press, 2007).
  • “The Humanity of Christ, the Incarnate Word,” in The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005).