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Dr. Matthew Tapie

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    Dr. Matthew Tapie

    Assistant Professor of Theology and & Director, Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies

    Dr. Tapie's teaching and research interests are in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, Catholic-Jewish relations, and moral theology. 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 2016 International Congress on Medieval Studies, and Reading Scripture as a Political Act: Essays on the Theopolitical Interpretation of the Bible (Fortress Press, 2015). He has also published peer-reviewed articles in Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, Journal of Moral Theology, and Jaarboek (the journal of the Aquinas Institute of Utrecht, the Netherlands). As director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, he 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. Dr. Tapie is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, and serves on the administrative team of the Consultation on Judaism and Christianity at the Catholic Theological Society of America.


    • B.A. Abilene Christian University
    • M.A. Baylor University; M.Div. Abilene Christian University
    • Ph.D., with distinction, The Catholic University of America

    Courses Taught

    • REL 223 World Religions in Dialogue
    • THY 540 History and Theology of Catholic-Jewish Relations
    • THY 589 World Religions