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Bernhard Blankenhorn

Visiting Scholar (Feb 2024-Okt 2026)

Bernhard Blankenhorn is full professor of dogmatic theology at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), where he is also founding president of the Institut d’études dominicaines (IED). He received his PhD at Fribourg in 2012 for the dissertation “The Mystery of Union with God: Dionysian Mysticism in Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas.” From 2013 to 2021, he was professor of theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.

He has published in the journals Angelicum, Archa Verbi, Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie, Modern Theology, Nova et Vetera, Questions Liturgiques, Revue Thomiste, and The Thomist, writing on issues in metaphysics, epistemology, revelation, mystical experience, the theology of grace, ecclesiology, and sacramental theology.

With Katja Krause, Bernhard Blankenhorn organized the interdisciplinary colloquium “Albert the Great on the Human Being” in April 2023. During his stay at the Max Planck Research Group “Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Soul and Body, ca. 800–1650,” he will be working on Albert’s philosophical and theological approaches to contemplation and beatitude

                                                            Publications

  • Blankenhorn, Bernhard (2015), “The Mystery of Union with God: Dionysian Mysticism in Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas.” Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
  • Blankenhorn, Bernhard (2021), “Bread from Heaven: An Introduction to the Theology of the Eucharist.” Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
  • Blankenhorn, Bernhard (2018),Union with God in the Theology of the Late Albertus Magnus: A First Sketch,” Archa Verbi, vol. 18, 93-112.

Projekte

Albert the Great on the Human Being

MEHR

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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

“Albertus Magnus on Contemplative Ascent to God: The Purification of Mind and Senses”

Thomistic Institut, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome.Renewing Mystical Theology: The Link Between Theological Doctrine and Spiritual Practice in Medieval Spiritualities

Albertus Magnus und Thomas von Aquin als Kirchenlehrer”

Interdisziplinäre Tagung an der Universität Freiburg, Schweiz.Kirchenlehrer und Kirchenlehrerinnen: Entstehung, Wandlung, Bedeutung.

“Albertus Magnus on Contemplative Ascent to God: The Purification of Mind and Senses”

Thomistic Institut, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome.Renewing Mystical Theology: The Link Between Theological Doctrine and Spiritual Practice in Medieval Spiritualities.