Professor of Theology
Professor DeHart's research interests center on the problem of God, especially the doctrine of the Trinity, and the dogmatic and philosophical issues involved in theorizing the relation of God to the created order. He also has strong interests in cognition and freedom as issues in theological anthropology, the debates surrounding the concept of the supernatural end of human beings, the history of interchanges between theology and philosophy from the medieval period onward, the metaphysical implications of natural science, and the continued relevance of the thought of Thomas Aquinas. His book publications include Beyond the Necessary God: Trinitarian Faith and Philosophy in the Thought of Eberhard Jungel (1999), The Trial of the Witnesses: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal Theology (2006), and Aquinas and Radical Orthodoxy: A Critical Inquiry (2011). Professor DeHart teaches in the areas of systematic theology and historical theology, including courses on Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Soren Kierkegaard, John Milbank, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Doctrine of the Trinity, God in the Western Tradition, and surveys of Nineteenth Century Theology and Twentieth Century Theology.
DeHart, Paul. “Improvising the Paradigms: Aquinas, Creation and the Eternal Ideas as Anti-Platonic Ontology.” Modern Theology 32, no.4 (October 2016): 594–621.