Dr. Tapie is Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the
Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University, Saint
Leo, Florida. His teaching and research interests are in
comparative theology, moral theology, and the thought of Thomas
Aquinas. From 2012-2014, Dr. Tapie was a Visiting Assistant
Professor of Theology at The Catholic University of America and was
appointed a research fellow at CUA's Institute for Interreligious
Study and Dialogue. He has also taught at Georgetown University and
Loyola University Maryland.
As director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, Dr. Tapie
oversees the center’s research fellow program, guest lecturer
programs, and interreligious dialogue initiatives. Additionally,
Dr. Tapie participates in interreligious dialogues, academic
consultations on Jewish-Catholic relations, and has lectured in a
variety of national and international contexts. In 2016, Dr. Tapie
was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s
Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust.
Dr. Tapie is the author of Aquinas on Israel and the Church:
The Question of Supersessionism in the Theology of Thomas
Aquinas (Pickwick/Wipf & Stock, 2014), which was the
focus of a special session at the 51st International Congress on
Medieval Studies (May 12, 2016). He is also co-editor, with Daniel
McClain, of Reading Scripture as a Political Act: Essays on the
Theopolitical Interpretation of the Bible (Fortress Press,
2015). He has published journal articles in Studies in
Christian Jewish-Relations, Journal of Moral Theology,
Jaarboek (the Journal of the Aquinas Institute of Utrecht, the
Netherlands), and Restoration Quarterly.
Dr. Tapie is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the
Society of Christian Ethics, the Catholic Theological Society of
America, the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, and
the Society for Scriptural Reasoning.