Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Programs at The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and mathematics at the University of Notre Dame, he earned a master's degree in theology at Holy Cross College (Washington, DC) and then a licentiate and doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. His current areas of teaching and research include contemporary ecumenism and ecclesiology, revelation and faith, Hispanic ministry, and nineteenth century theology—with special interest in the thought of John Henry Newman. He served for a decade as editor-in-chief of Newman Studies Journal and is area editor for Liberation Theology for Religious Studies Review.
He has served as President of the North American Academy of Ecumenists, a member of the United Methodist Roman Catholic Dialogue, a consultant to the Reformed Roman Catholic International Commission, an observer consultant for the Consultation on Church Union/Churches Uniting in Christ and a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches. He is currently chair of the Ecumenism Committee of the Washington Theological Consortium. In 2014, he was presented with the Paul Wattson Christian Unity Award by the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.
Areas of Expertise
John Henry Newman
First Vatican Council
John Henry Newman: Spiritual Writings (Orbis Books, 2012)
Saint Mary’s Press Glossary of Theological Terms (Saint Mary’s Press, 2006).
TRS 328 Makers of Hispanic Catholic History
TRS 377 John Henry Newman
TRS 654 Introduction to Hispanic Ministry
TRS 662 Revelation and Faith
TRS 755A Hispanic Latino Theologies
TRS 765A History and Theology of the Ecumenical Movement
TRS 863B Magisterium and Infallibility
TRS 868C Spiritual Theology Newman
TRS 868D Newman's Theological Writings