Lawrence Feingold

Dr. Lawrence Feingold
Associate Professor of Philosophy & Theology
Office A30



Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome

   Doctorate in Sacred Theology, 1999, summa cum laude (10)

   License in Sacred Theology, 1998

   Studies in Biblical Theology in Jerusalem, Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, 19951996

   Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Theology, Pont. Univ. of the Holy Cross, Rome, 19901995

Columbia University, New York


Studies in Art History and Sculpture

Presidential Fellowship

Master’s in Art History, 1983

Washington University, St. Louis


B.A. in Comparative Arts (part of the Comparative Literature Department)

Lien Honorary Scholar (full tuition scholarship); graduated summa cum laude



Kenrick School of Theology

Anthropology, Sin and Grace, 2012

Baptism and Confirmation, Spring 20122017

Eucharist, Spring 2012–2017

Fundamental Moral Theology, Fall 2013

Fundamental Theology, Fall 20132017

Liturgical and Sacramental Theology, Spring 2014, Fall 2016

Mariology, 2014-2017

The Mystery of Israel and the Church

Penance, Anointing, and Burial, Fall 20122017

The Theology of the Body (independent study)

Typology in Scripture, Fall 2013


Cardinal Glennon College

Aesthetics, Spring 2013

Ethics, Spring 2014, Spring 2018

Logic, Fall 2013

Metaphysics, Fall 2011

Philosophical Anthropology, Spring 2012



Office of the Permanent Diaconate, St. Louis

Social Justice, Spring 2014

Theology and History of Sacraments, Fall 2012

              Introduction to the Catechism, 20112017



Pontifical Paul VI Institute of Catechetical and Pastoral Studies

The Ten Commandments according to the CCC, Spring 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

Theological Anthropology, Fall 2009 and online Spring 2011


Ave Maria University, Institute for Pastoral Theology
Dates: 2006–2013

Catholic Theological Tradition

Christian Anthropology



Fundamental Moral Theology

Fundamental Theology

Introduction to the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas

Marian Doctrine and Devotion

Philosophy for Theology

Social Ethics

Spiritual Theology

Vatican II: the Pastoral Council

Writings of John Paul II

Estudiantado de Filosofia Santo Tomás de Aquino in Argentina, and the Studium Augustinianum in St. Louis, MO
Dates: 1999–2005

Introduction to Theology

Introduction to Sacred Scripture

Scriptural Typology

Problems in Contemporary Theology and Philosophy (History of Modernism)

Latin I, II, III

Introduction to Philosophy and History of Ancient Philosophy

Philosophy of Nature


Philosophy of Man


Natural Theology

Philosophy of Knowledge

Philosophy of Religion

Psychology from a Thomistic Perspective

Ethics: Principles of Moral Philosophy

History of Medieval Philosophy

History of Modern Philosophy

History of Contemporary Philosophy

Greek I

Art History: Classical and Medieval; Renaissance to the Present

Philosophy of Art


Book: The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion

Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2018

Upcoming: "Maritain's Eschatological Reverie"

An essay in a collection of essays to be published by CUA Press with the American Maritain Association in Spring 2018

Book: Faith Comes from What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology

Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Academic, 2016

“God’s Movement of the Soul through Operative and Cooperative Grace.”

In Thomism and Predestination: Principles and Disputations. Edited by Steven A. Long, Roger W. Nutt, and Thomas Joseph White. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2017.

Book: The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters

   Ave Maria, FL: Sapientia Press, 2010. This is a second extensively revised edition of my doctoral dissertation,

   originally published by Apollinare Studi in Rome, 2001.

"Heavenly Beatitude according to Thomas Aquinas"

In Eschatology: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, September 26–27, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA. Edited by Elizabeth Shaw. Notre Dame, IN: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, 2015, pp. 123–152.

The Mystery of Israel and the Church, 3 volumes, 2010

The Mystery of Israel and the Church: Figure and Fulfillment (vol. 1). St. Louis: The Miriam Press, 2010.

The Mystery of Israel and the ChurchThings New and Old (vol. 2). St. Louis: The Miriam Press, 2010.

The Mystery of Israel and the Church: The Messianic Kingdom of Israel (vol. 3). St. Louis: The Miriam Press, 2010.

Love and Friendship: Maritain and the Tradition

“Vision of God in Christ: "Who Loved Me and Gave Himself for Me.” In Love and Friendship : Maritain and the Tradition. Edited by Montague Brown. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2013.

Josephinum Journal of Theology

  “The Natural Desire to See God, the Twofold End of Man, and Henri de Lubac.” 18, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2011): 112-132

Reason and the Rule of Faith: Conversations in the Tradition with John Paul II

“Man as Imago Dei and Capax Dei: Man’s Specific Obediential Potency for Grace and Glory.”

Christopher J. Thompson and Steven A. Long, editors. Lanham, MD: University Press of America,

2011, 197–216.

Nova et Vetera

   My thesis, The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas, is the subject of a symposium in the journal Nova et Vetera, 5, no. 1 (2007)


The Mystery of Israel and the Church: Figure and Fulfillment (vol. 1). St. Louis: The Miriam Press, 2010.

The Mystery of Israel and the Church: Things New and Old (vol. 2). St. Louis: The Miriam Press, 2010.

The Mystery of Israel and the Church: The Messianic Kingdom of Israel (vol. 3). St. Louis: The Miriam Press, 2010.

The Herald

   “Suffering and Spiritual Paternity.” (Spring 2012): 7.


   “Nature and Grace in the Teaching of Vatican II.” Χαiρε: (Fall 2011): 1, 10.

   “John Paul II and the Defense of the Splendor and Truth of the Moral Law.” Χαiρε: Joyful Greetings (April 11): 24.


   “Mary, Daughter of Zion and Mother of the Church.” 25, no. 2 (2011): 2327.

Saint Austin Review

   “The Body as Sacrament of the Soul: The Nude in Art and John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.” 9/1 (Jan/Feb

    2009): 1314.

The Thomist

Review of  Bernard Mulcahy, O.P., Aquinas’s Notion of Pure Nature and the Christian Integralism of Henri de Lubac: Not Everything Is Grace, The Thomist 78, No. 1 (January 2014): 152-156.

The Thomist

Review of Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P., ed. Surnaturel: A Controversy at the Heart of Twentieth-Century Thomistic Thought." The Thomist 74, NO. 4 (October 2010): 632-635.


Plenary talk at American Maritain Association conference, Along Beaten Pathways: Jacques Maritain's Pursuit of Wisdon in Untrammeled Approaches
Dates: February 26, 2016

"Maritain's Eschatological Reverie"

Dates: July 26, 2108

Plenary Talk: “Typology and the Divine Plan to Unite All Things in Christ.” Workshop: “The Importance of Typological Senses of Scripture in Lectio Divina.” Steubenville, Ohio. Applied Biblical Studies Conference. 

Dates: June 15, 2018

Private colloquium with Dominican friars on The Natural Desire to See God and the Question of Limbo. Instytut Tomistyczny, Warsaw, Poland (Dominican Priory). 

Dates: October 10, 2018

Catholic Leadership Conference Talk on "Magnanimity," St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel 


Dates: June 14, 2018

“Cajetan and the Mystery of the Supernatural.” Instytut Tomistyczny, Warsaw, Poland (Dominican Priory). 

Dates: March 14, 2018

"The Council of Trent." Continuing Catholicism Series, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

Dates: March 2, 2018

"Participation of the Lay Faithful in the Mass." St. Thomas More Society. St. Louis, MO.

Dates: 10/24/2018

Talk on Magnanimity for an in-service for teachers of PSR at St. Clement Parish, St. Louis, MO

Dates: March 2, 2018

“Christ’s Prayer in Gethsemane." St. Clement of Rome, Sodality of the Sacred Heart. St. Louis, MO.

2 Talks
Dates: February 24–25, 2018

Two talks: "Source and Summit of the Church’s Life," and "The Sacrificial Nature of the Mass." Miles Christi Conference for Study and Prayer, “The Living Sacrifice.” The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI.

Dates: January 22, 2018

"Jewish Roots of the Mass." Campion Society, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Dates: December 18, 2017

"Israel’s Yearning for the Messiah." St. Gerard Majella Church, St. Louis, MO.

Response at Dulles Colloquium at the office of First Things magazine, on the place of Jews within the sacred economy of the Church.
Dates: December 11, 2017

Response to Douglas Farrow's "Jew and Gentile in the Church Today."

Talk at Dominican Colloquium, "Person, Soul, and Consciousness: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives."
Dates: July 12-15, 2017

Talk on "The Psychological Analogy for the Trinity and the Complementarity of Intellect and Will. San Francisco, CA.

Adult Education weekly speaker at St. Michael's Parish in Shrewsbury, MO
Dates: 2014-16
Talk at Limbo Colloquium at St. Augustine's Abbey in Ramsgate, England
Dates: June 29-July 2, 2017

Talk: "Is Limbo Fitting in a Supernatural Economy? Reflections on St. Thomas, Maritain, and Cajetan."

Interview on St. Joseph Radio, St. Charles, MO
Dates: Decenber 16, 2016
3 talks at Kellenberg "Living Mercy" Conference and IPT/IPRS Reunion
Dates: October 2016

2 talks on mercy, and one on beauty

Talk at Metaphysics Colloquium at St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH
Dates: June 8, 2017

"The Image of God in Man Extended Upwards and Downwards Through Grace and Our Bodily Nature." Response to Mark K. Spencer's talk, "Perceiving the Image of God in the Whole Human Person."

Lecture Series (10 talks) on the Eucharist at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis sponsored by the Association of Hebrew Catholics
Dates: Spring 2016

Talks available on the Association of Hebrew Catholics website:,

Talk on Beauty at St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville, MO
Dates: February 2017
Lenten talk at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Florissant, MO
Dates: Marcy 23, 2016

"From Atheism to Faith through Beauty"

3 talks at the Miles Christi Conference for Study and Prayer, The Final Battle, Marriage and the Family, in Detroit, MI
Dates: February 13-14, 2016

"Marriage and the Gift of Self"; "A Man and a Woman, Made for Each Other"; and "Contraception and Natural Family Planning"


St. Michael Parish
Dates: September 2013 - March 2018

Presented all the lectures to a group of RCIA candidates and catechumens in 2017 -2018. In previous years, from 2013-2017, I presented many of the lectures.

Dates: 2013-2018

Leading a discussion on the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas with seminarians and one outside professor.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
Dates: 2008-2010

RCIA lecturer together with one other person.

Dates: 2008-2010

Led a weekly dinner/discussion on the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas in our home with graduate students, seminarians, faculty, and friends.



Association of Catholic Theology
Dates: 2014 -
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
Dates: 2015-
American Maritain Association
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology