Oliver James Keenan

Oliver James Keenan



Thesis title:

A Polanyian Re-articulation of Aquinas’s Metaphysics of Knowing


Prof. Graham Ward

Selected Publications: (for a more recent list, see the above link to academia.edu)

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

‘Theological Epistemology in Eckhart’s First Parisian Question’, Medieval Mystical Theology. 22.1 (2013): 27-44.

'Sacrament of the Dynamic Transcendence of Christianity’: Cornelius Ernst on the Church, New Blackfriars. 94 (2013): pp. 396-414.

Book Reviews:

“Theology after Postmodernity—Divining the Void: A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas, Tina Beattie, Oxford University Press, 2013”, Reviews in Theology and Religion. (Forthcoming)

"Repetition and Identity", by Catherine Pickstock, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, New Blackfriars. (Forthcoming).

“THOMAS AQUINAS AND KARL BARTH: AN UNOFFICIAL CATHOLIC-PROTESTANT DIALOGUE” edited by Bruce L. McCormack and Thomas Joseph White OP, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 2013, New Blackfriars. 95 (2014): 746-747.

KARL BARTH ON THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY by Kenneth Oakes, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012, New Blackfriars. 95 (2014): 365-367.

LESSONS IN A ROSE-GARDEN: REVIVING THE DOCTRINAL ROSARY by Aidan Nichols OP, Gracewing, Leominster, 2012, New Blackfriars. 94 (2013): 369-370.

Other research interests:

I have broad theological interests clustered in two main foci: (1) Fundamental theology: particularly theological epistemology after Kant, the relation of epistemology to ontology, the ontology of meaning and the nature of doctrine, as well as all aspects of theological method. (2) Dogmatic theology: Thomism (particularly its Wittgensteinian and Transcendental expressions), theological anthropology, the relationship of protology to soteriology, modern Christology and the work of Karl Barth (particularly his doctrine(s) of God and his relationship to (neo-)Thomism).

About me: I am a Dominican Friar, a son of the English Province of the Order of Preachers.