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Eric M. Johnston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Theology

School of Theology


Dr. Johnston's research interests include spirituality, political philosophy and Aquinas’s theology of grace.

Eric M. Johnston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Theology, earned a B.A. in Theology and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, MN, in 2000; an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Boston College in 2002; and a Ph.D. in Medieval Theology from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, in 2008. His doctoral dissertation is titled “The Role of Aristotelian Biology in Thomas Aquinas's Theology of Marriage,” one topic within his broader interest in Aquinas’s theology of grace. He also is interested in topics related to spirituality and political philosophy. Dr. Johnston’s classes include New Life in Christ: Introduction to Catholic Morals, Jesus Christ and the Moral Life, The Church’s Saving Mysteries and The Culture of Life.


  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
  • M.A., Boston College
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas



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