The Catholic University of America

Rev. Nicholas Lombardo, O.P., Ph.D. 
– Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology




Fr Nicholas Lombardo is a Dominican priest of the Eastern Province, USA. After studying philosophy at Brown University and theology at the Dominican House of Studies, he served for a few years at St Gertrude’s Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then resumed his study of theology and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2010. He engaged in research as a visiting fellow at the University of Fribourg before coming to The Catholic University of America in the fall of 2011.

His past research has focused on Thomas Aquinas and especially his philosophy and theology of the emotions. More recently he has been working on the theology of redemption, with particular attention to patristic theology and its contemporary applications. In his research, he often draws on contemporary analytic philosophy to address theological topics. His current research interests include various topics in philosophical and systematic theology, especially the Trinity, redemption, and divine providence. He teaches courses in historical and systematic theology.


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Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-4353
Fax: 202-319-5704

Areas of Expertise

  • Theology of God

  • Soteriology

  • Theological Anthropology

  • Thomas Aquinas

Latest Publications



HSTR 101 - God’s Word in Human Words

HSTR 203 - The Church: Community and Institution

TRS 201 - Faith Seeking Understanding

TRS 460 - Special Topics in Theology (Theology of the Emotions)

TRS 661 - Christian Anthropology

TRS 666 - Theology of God

TRS 761F - Thomas Aquinas on the Triune God

TRS 761G - Thomas Aquinas on the Emotions

TRS 763D - Original Sin

TRS 772 - Aquinas and Bonaventure (with Dr Benson)



Course Descriptions


Curriculum Vitae