Joseph Wawrykow

Joseph Wawrykow
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Associate Professor
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Jesus the ‘true human’: Grace and Virtue in the Christology of Thomas Aquinas”

Joseph Wawrykow is an associate professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in medieval theology. Much of his research is dedicated to the study of Thomas Aquinas and his scholastic contemporaries.

Professor Wawrykow is the author of God’s Grace and Human Action: ‘Merit’ in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (University of Notre Dame Press, 1995) and of The Westminster Handbook to Thomas Aquinas (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005). He is also co-editor (with Kent Emery) of Christ among the Medieval Dominicans (University of Notre Dame Press, 1999) and (with Rik Van Nieuwenhove) The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005). He has published on a wide variety of medieval theological topics, in such journals as Archiv für ReformationsgeschichteJournal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and The Thomist. He is on the editorial board of The Westminster Collection of Sources of Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox Press) and is the area editor for the History of Christianity for Religious Studies Review. He is currently at work, as co-editor, on the Cambridge History of Later Medieval Theology. He was formerly on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame Press.

Among his awards and fellowships are a Charlotte W. Newcombe dissertation fellowship (1984-1985), a Whiting Prize Fellowship (1985-1986), and a Lilly Research Fellowship (Association of Theological Schools, 1998-1999). He was awarded a Kaneb teaching award for undergraduate teaching (2002), and was designated by the University of Notre Dame as a Master Mentor (1999) for his work with doctoral students.