Professor of Christian Theology
Duke Divinity School
Durham, NC 27708-0968
Th.M., Duke University
Dr. theol., Dr. theol. habil., University of Erlangen
Professor Hütter teaches systematic and philosophical theology. In his most recent work he has turned to theological anthropology — the human being created in the image of God — and to the closely related topics of nature and grace, divine and human freedom, faith and reason, theology and metaphysics. He has developed a special interest in the theology and philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The author of four scholarly books and numerous articles, reviews, and translations, he has also co-edited six books. His most recent books include Reason and the Reasons of Faith (ed. with Paul J. Griffiths), Ressourcement Thomism: Sacred Doctrine, the Sacraments, and the Moral Life (ed. with Matthew Levering), and Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas. He was the editor of Pro Ecclesia: a Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology and served on the editorial board of Theology Today. He is presently co-editor of the academic series Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy and Renewal Within Tradition: Nova & Vetera Books, and is co-editor of Nova et Vetera: The English Edition of the International Theological Journal.
He was awarded the Henry Luce III Fellowship, was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Religion of the University of Chicago, a research fellow at the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton, served as visiting professor at the University of Jena, Germany, was elected for membership in the American Theological Society, served as president of the Academy of Catholic Theology, held the Robert J. Randall Distinguished Chair of Christianity and Culture at Providence College, is a Distinguished Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and an Ordinary Academician of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
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- For the soul’s journey: Holy Scripture
- For the intellect’s journey: Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae
- For the passions’ and the will’s journey: Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
- For the body’s journey: The encyclicals Humanae vitae and Evangelium vitae
- For the imagination’s journey: Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed
- For another journey: St. Augustine, Confessions; John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua; Ronald Knox, Spiritual Aeneid
- Reason and the Reasons of Faith (2005), co-edited with Paul J. Griffiths
- Ressourcement Thomism: Sacred Doctrine, the Sacraments, and the Moral Life (2010), co-edited with Matthew Levering
- Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2012)
- “Transubstantiation Revisited: Sacra Doctrina, Dogma, and Metaphysics,” in Ressourcement Thomism: Sacred Doctrine, the Sacraments, and the Moral Life, ed. Reinhard Hütter and Matthew Levering (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2010), 21-79.
- “University Education, the Unity of Knowledge—and (Natural) Theology: John Henry Newman’s Provocative Vision,” Nova et Vetera: The English Edition of the International Theological Journal 11/4 (Fall 2013).
- “The Virtue of Chastity and the Scourge of Pornography: A Twofold Crisis Considered in Light of Thomas Aquinas’s Moral Theology,” The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review (Fall 2013).
- Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas
- Faith and Reason
- God, Freedom, and the Problem of Evil
- The Thought of Henri de Lubac
- Theology and Metaphysics
- Learning Theology with C.S. Lewis