Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Dr. Michael Anthony Abril

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology


Michael Anthony Abril, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, earned the Bachelor of Arts in Theology and the Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio;  Master of Theological Studies and the Doctor of Philosophy in Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame in Nortre Dame, Indiana.  Dr. Abril specializes in contemporary Catholic theology, Christian Anthropology, Christology, and US Latino/a theology.

Selected Courses

  • Introduction to Theology and Theological Method
  • Christology
  • Doctrine of God
  • Christian Anthropology
  • Proseminar

Selected Publications 

"Apocalypse at Tepeyac" in New Frontiers in Guadalupan Studies, edited by Virgilio Elizondo and Timothy Matovina (Eugene Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2014)

"Lamentations 5:21 within the Development of Thomas Aquinas' Theology of the Grace of Conversion," International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 3 (2014) 251-272.

"Catholicism," in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Latino Studies. Co-authored with Timothy Matovina.

"Gertrude of Helfta's Liturgical-Mystical Union," Cistercian Studies Quarterly 43, no.1 (2008) 77-96.