Christopher Malloy Ph.D.


Professor of Theology, Department Chair; Graduate Theology Director

Phone: (972) 721-4096


Office: Braniff Graduate Building #266

Dr. Malloy received his Ph.D. in Theology from The Catholic University of America. He has taught at the University of Dallas since 2001. He approaches the theological vocation with the conviction that God’s gift of revelation is perfectly harmonious with right reason. In the face of apparent difficulties, faithful exploration yields fruitful insight into the Deposit of Catholic Faith. He sees contemplation and love of the truth as the ultimate purpose of theology. He researches the thought of Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, especially as it is relevant to contemporary issues in Anthropology, Trinity, and Ecclesiology.

Ph.D. Theology; Minor in Philosophy, The Catholic University of America 

M.A. Theology, The Catholic University of America 
B.A. Theology; Second Major in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame 

Aquinas, Rahner, Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Triune God, and Catholic Integralism

THE 1310 Understanding the Bible
THE 2311 Western Theological Tradition
THE 3331 Systematic Theology I
THE 3332 Systematic Theology II
 THE 4311 Theology of Thomas Aquinas
THE 4331 Triune God
THE 5300 Disputed Questions
THE 5300 Aquinas on the Problem of Love
THE 5319 Philosophical Resources for Theology
THE 6338 Theological Anthropology
THE 6339 Eschatology
THE 6332 Triune God
THE 6334 Ecclesiology
PHI 8326 Augustine and Aquinas


False Mercy:  Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Faith (Sophia Institute Press, 2021).

Aquinas on Beatific Charity and the Problem of Love (Emmaus Academic; 2019)

Engrafted into Christ: A Critique of the Joint Declaration
 (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).  

"Karl Rahner:  A Withered Faith," chapter in Faith Once for All Delivered:  Tradition and Doctrinal Authority in the Catholic Church, ed. Kevin Flannery, SJ, and Robert Dodaro, OSA.  Emmaus Academic, 2022

"The 'I-Thou' Argument for the Trinity: Wherefore Art Thou?"  Nova et Vetera 15 (2017): 113-159.

"Karl Rahner's Supernatural Existential:  What is It?" Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie 63 (2016):  402-421.

"Is Exclusive Identity Compatible with Ecumenism as a Mutual Exchange of Gifts?"  Josephinum Journal of Theology 22 (2015):  176-202.

Catholic Ecumenism: Towards an Integration of Faith, Hope, and Charity," Homiletic and Pastoral Review, July 2014.

"Eschatology and Eucharistic Adoration," Homiletic and Pastoral Review May, 2014.

"Thomas More on Luther's Sola Fide:  Just or Unjust?: The Angelicum 90 (2013)

"De Lubac on Natural Desire: Difficulties and Antitheses" Nova et vetera 9 (2011): 567-624.

"Figurative and Properly Literal Discourse in Scripture and Theology," chap. 8, Reason and the Rule of Faith: Conversations in the Tradition with John Paul II, ed. Steven Long and Christopher Thompson (University Press of America, 2011), pp. 101-117.

"Sola salus, Or Fides caritate formata: The Premised Promise of Luther's Dilemma" Fides Catholica 2 (2008): 375432.

"Subsistit in': Non-exclusive Identity or Full Identity?" The Thomist 72 (2008): 144.   

"Marian Coredemption and the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification," in Mary at the Foot of the Cross VIII: Acts of the Eighth International Symposium on Marian Coredemption (New Bedford, MA: Academy of the Immaculate, 2008), pp. 351-409. Book includes chapters by Timothy Noone, Brunero Gherardini, and Enrique Llamas, OCD.

Manfred Hauke, "Mary's Motherly Mediation in Christ: A Systematic Reflection,"  Nova et Vetera  (Forthcoming). Translation of "Die mtterliche Mittlerschaft Mariens in Christum: Eine Systematische Besinnung," in A. Von Stockhausen et al, eds.,  Die Stellung der Gottesmutter in der Welt- und Heilsgeschichte  (Weilheim-Bierbronnen, 2008).

“The Antichrist and the End Times.”  Theology on Tap.Mater Dei Parish. August 2023.

"Augustine on Hell":  Mater Dei Parish Theology on Tap at Bar.  October 2021.

"No Salvation Outside the Church?" Theology on Tap. For Mary Immaculate, February 18, 2021

"Luther and Catholicism on Justification." Theology on Tap. For Mater Dei. At Steam Theology Brewery, October, 2020.

"Mary Immaculate." Aspiring Theologians. December, 2019.

"St. Vincent Ferrer."  For Aspiring Theologians Society.  October 2018.

"Our Lady of Fatima." For Aspiring Theologians Society.  April, 2017.

"Proper and Improper Analogy in Aquinas," Workshop on Analogy at The University of Dallas; November 21, 2015.  Invited Speaker/Participant

"The Thought of Karl Rahner" Fisher-More College (March 8, 2013)

"Reflections on John Paul II's Sollicitudo Rei Socialis" (UD, February, 2013)

  "A Catholic Perspective on the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" at The 35th Annual Symposium on The Lutheran Confessions: Justification in a Contemporary Context (Concordia Theological Seminary; Fort Wayne, IN; January 18-20, 2012)

"Trinitarian Theology in Interreligious Dialogue" at "Nature as Norm" (St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity; June, 2011)

"Ut Digni Efficiamur promissionibus Christi: Aquinas on Hope as Ecumenical Bridge" (Kalamazoo; May, 2009)

"An Examination of the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" (For "The Year of St. Paul" at St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul, MN; April 2009). I presented a Catholic perspective, and Robert Jenson presented a Lutheran perspective.

Conferences on Martin Luther (Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, NB; December 2008)

"Marian Coredemption and the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification" (8th International Symposium on Marian Coredemption; sponsored by Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate; Fatima, Portugal; July 2007)

"Charity in Aquinas: An Aporia?" (Kalamazoo; May 2007)

Review of Analogia Entis: On the Analogy of Being, Metaphysics, and the Act of Faith by Steven A. Long (Notre Dame Press, 2011). American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2013): 556-60.

Review of Justification as Argued by Newman by Stanley Jaki (Real View Books, 2007). The Thomist 74 (2010): 318-322.

Review of The Word Has Dwelt Among Us by Guy Mansini (Sapientia Press, 2008). Forthcoming Nova et Vetera8 (2010): 999-1004.

Review of Love of Self and Love of God in 13th Century Ethics by Thomas Osborne (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005). American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 83:4 (2009): 621-624.

Review of Mary, "Mediatress of Grace." Mary's Universal Mediation of Grace in the Theological and Pastoral Works of Cardinal Mercier. Supplement of "Mary at the Foot of the Cross" IV by Manfred Hauke (New Bedford, MA: Academy of the Immaculate, 2004), pp. 183. In Nova et Vetera (English edition), vol. 5, no. 1 (Winter 2007): 225-27.