Dauphinais, Michael 1973–
Dauphinais, Michael 1973–
PERSONAL: Born 1973. Education: Duke University, B.S.E.; Duke Divinity School, M.T.S.; University of Notre Dame, Ph.D.
CAREER: Theologian, educator, and writer. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN, theology teacher; Ave Maria College, Ypsilanti, MI, theology teacher and academic dean; Ave Maria University, Naples, FL, began as associate professor and associate dean, became associate professor of theology and dean of faculty, 2005–. Cofounder of Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal, 2001.
(With Matthew Levering) Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2002.
(Editor, with Matthew Levering) Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas: Theological Exegesis and Speculative Theology, Catholic University of America Press (Washington, DC), 2005.
SIDELIGHTS: Michael Dauphinais is an educator whose theological research focuses on moral theology and the theology of revelation. He has collaborated with Matthew Levering on three books, two of which focus on the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. In Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, the authors "have written an introduction to the theology of St. Thomas that is genuinely useful," noted Russell Hittinger, writing in First Things. Hittinger went on to comment: "Written in ordinary prose, without the clutter of scholarly apparatus, it is more than a merely pious or catechetical summary." Calling the book "a remarkable achievement," Interpretation contributor Robert Barron added, "This is an excellent introduction to the major themes in the writings of Thomas Aquinas, but it is more than that. It is an interpretation that helps to bring the contemporary reader back to the deepest spiritual intentions of the Master."
Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Introduction to the Bible, which Dauphinais also wrote with Levering, focuses on the Biblical themes of holiness or innocence through the love of God and neighbor. The book emphasizes the idea that holiness underlies every theme in the Bible. Writing in Library Journal, Christopher Brennan called Holy People, Holy Land an "eminently readable work of conservative Catholic scholarship."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
First Things, April, 2003, Russell Hittinger, review of Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, p. 67.
Interpretation, July, 2003, Robert Barron, review of Knowing the Love of Christ, p. 336.
Journal of Ecclesiastical History, January, 2004, Nicholas Lash, review of Knowing the Love of Christ, p. 163.
Library Journal, August 1, 2005, Christopher Brennan, review of Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Introduction to the Bible, p. 92.
Publishers Weekly, June 13, 2005, review of Holy People, Holy Land, p. 48.
Ave Maria University Web site, http://www.avemaria.edu/ (November 26, 2005), author profile.