Nicholas Healy

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Culture
M.T.S. Program Advisor
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  • Eschatology
  • 20th Century Ressourcement Theology
  • Theology of Marriage
  • The Sacrament of the Eucharist

Nicholas Healy

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Culture
M.T.S. Program Advisor


D.Phil., Theology, Oxford University
M.St., Theology, Oxford University
M.A., Philosophy, Franciscan University
B.A., History, Franciscan University


Dr. Healy received his doctorate from Oxford University, with a dissertation on the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. He teaches and writes in the area of metaphysics, theological anthropology, and sacramental theology. Since 2002 he has served as an editor of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review. He is a founding member of the Academy of Catholic Theology. Recent articles have addressed the theological anthropology of Thomas Aquinas and Henri de Lubac, the redaction and interpretation of Vatican II’s Declaration on Freedom: Dignitatis Humanae, Christian marriage as nature and sacrament, and the relationship between the Eucharist and eschatology.


JPI 554/764

Catechesis on Human Love

This course examines John Paul II’s Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body through a sequential reading of […]

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JPI 613/848

History of the Church

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the historical unfolding of the life and mission of Church. […]

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JPI 921

Thomism, Ressourcement, and Vatican II

This course aims to familiarize students with the key debates of twentieth-century theology which form the backdrop to the Second […]

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JPI 960

The Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar

In Fides et ratio John Paul II called for “a philosophy of genuinely metaphysical range . . . a philosophy […]

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JPI 986

Christian Marriage as Nature and Sacrament

“The Eucharist, as the sacrament of charity, has a particular relationship with the love of man and woman united in […]

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JPI 1001

The Liturgical Theology of Joseph Ratzinger

“In the crisis of faith through which we are going,” writes Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, “again and again the focal point […]

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JPI 634/826

The Sacrament of Marriage

This course offers a systematic reflection on the sacrament of matrimony, addressing both the concept of sacramentality generally and its […]

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Select Articles

“The Light of Faith and the Development of Doctrine.” Anthropotes 33 (2017).