While broadly interested in the Catholic philosophical, literary, and theological tradition, his graduate research focuses on the Trinitarian theology, Christology, and metaphysics of the 20th century Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. Specifically, his Phd thesis focuses on Balthasar's analogical concept of "event": the eternal event of love between the divine Persons in the Trinity is the prototype for God's creation of human history and its salvation in Jesus Christ.
Upon completion his dissertation in 2017, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. will award him a PhD with a specialization in "Person, Marriage, and Family." This denotes a focus on the study of the human person--as a social, familial, and relational being--in light of divine revelation. Additional academic interests include contemporary systematic theology, modern German thought, and the theology of marriage and family.
- A.B.D., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Catholic University