Rev. John Baptist Ku, O. P.
Chaplain to Commuter Students
Instructor in Systematic Theology
B.S., University of Virginia
M.Div./S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.D./Ph.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Fr. John Baptist Ku was born in Manhattan (1965) and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he worked at AT&T for five years before entering the Dominican Order in 1992.
After serving for three years in St. Pius V Parish in Providence, Rhode Island, he completed his doctoral studies in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and began teaching for the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 2009.
2010 St. Thomas Aquinas Dissertation Prize, awarded by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University.
Review of Emmanuel Durand’s Le Père, Alpha et Omega de la Vie Trinitaire (2008), forthcoming in The Thomist.
“The Name ‘Father’” forthcoming in Nova et Vetera.
“Christ, Lord and Savior” in the Knights of Columbus’ Veritas Series, October 2002.
“Inclusive Language in the New Lectionary” in This Rock Magazine, June 1999.
“The Abolition of ‘Man’” in This Rock Magazine, May 1999.
Translations from French
“The Holy Spirit in the Summa” in The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae, edited by Philip McCosker (Cambridge) and Denys Turner (Yale), publication pending.
“The Trinity” in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas, edited by Brian Davies, publication pending.
“Trinitarian Theology as Spiritual Exercise in Augustine and Aquinas” in Gilles Emery, Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays, Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy, Sapentia Press, Naples (Florida), 2007, pp. 33-72.
“A Note on Saint Thomas and the Eastern Fathers” in Gilles Emery, Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays, Faith and Reason: Studies in Catholic Theology and Philosophy, Sapentia Press, Naples (Florida), 2007, pp. 193-207.