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Bryan Kromholtz, OP

Academic Dean and Professor of Theology

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 883-7151

My greatest joy as a professor comes from helping students with their own questions. To help a student to see the implications of a question, to show them how it relates to the tradition and to current debates, and to guide them toward the resources and contacts, allowing them to make a contribution to a theological conversation – these are the aspects of my work at GTU that excite me the most.

Degrees and Certifications

STD, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2008
MA in Theology, Graduate Theological Union, 2000
MDiv, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2000


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Medieval and Contemporary Eschatology

  • Theological Anthropology

  • Sacramental Theology

  • Pastoral Theology

  • Theological Field Education

Selected Publications
  • “It Is Right to Mourn: Toward Funerals that Acknowledge Death as Loss and Lack,” Antiphon, 2016.

  • “La perfection de la nature : La pensée de Saint Thomas d’Aquin sur la Résurrection du corps, sa réception et son développement,” Revue Thomiste, 2016.

  • “Eschatology and the Doctrine of God in St. Thomas Aquinas.” Nova et Vetera, 2014. 

  • On the Last Day: The Time of the Resurrection of the Dead according to Thomas Aquinas, Academic Press Fribourg, 2010.

Courses Taught
  • Eschatology
  • Nouvelle Théologie
  • Angels & Demons
  • Theology of Sacraments
  • Aesthetics & Theology