University Profiles


Rev. Thomas G. Guarino, S.T.D.

Professor of Systematic Theology

School of Theology


My goal is to transmit to students the Catholic intellectual tradition while conversing charitably with all viewpoints.

My research focuses on the area at the borderline of philosophy and theology, asking questions such as: What is the proper role of philosophical thinking in theology?; What is the nature of interpretation?; How is truth to be understood?; How can human language be applied to God?; May we speak of a perduring identity throughout history and temporality? My teaching seeks to communicate to students the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition while highlighting the intense commitment of Catholicism to ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, and, indeed, to fruitful and charitable exchanges with all men and women, regardless of belief.


  • S.T.D., The Catholic University of America
  • S.T.L., The Catholic University of America
  • S.T.B., Gregorian University (Rome)
  • B.A., Seton Hall University

Academic Distinctions

  • Invited as Fellow of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ (2002).
  • Elected as theological co-chairman of the bi-lateral ecumenical group, Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) (2009).
  • Received Lilly Foundation and Association of Theological Schools Research Grants (several from 1989 onward).
  • Researcher of the Year Award, School of Theology (2004 and 2009).
  • Awarded the Paradosis Center for Theology and Scripture Book Prize of 2014 for the volume Vincent of Lerins and the Development of Christian Doctrine.



Office Phone
(973) 761-9575


Office Location
Room 219
Lewis Hall


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