Prof. Dr. D. Aaron Riches

He is a non-resident fellow at the Instituto de Filosofía “Edith Stein” and is a tutor in the Systematic and Philosophical Theology distance learning MA at the University of Nottingham (UK). Dr. Riches completed his PhD under the direction of Professor John Milbank at the University of Nottingham, following a Masters degree in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia (USA). Prior to his theology studies he received a Masters degree in English literature and literary criticism from York University (Canada), after studying English literature and Russian studies in Canada both at York and at the University of Guelph. Dr. Riches has published widely in peer review journals including the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Nova et Vetera, Modern Theology, Communio, Pro Ecclesia and Telos. His first book, Ecce Homo: on the divine unity of Christ, has been published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in 2016.

Academic History
  • Titulación Superior: Doctor en Teología Sistemática por el Departamento de Teología y Estudios Religiosos de la Universidad de Nottingham (UK).
  • Tesis doctoral: “Sequela Christi: Humanismo Cristológico en el Corazón de Jesús y María” (“Sequela Christi: Christological Humanism in the Heart of Jesus and Mary”), 2010
  • Doctor en Teología Sistemática, Universidad de Nottingham (UK), 2010
  • Máster en Teología Filosófica, Universidad de Virginia (USA), 2005
  • Máster en Literatura Inglesa, Universidad de York (Canadá), 2003
  • Licenciado en Literatura Inglesa, Universidad de York (Canadá), 2000. Sobresaliente cum laude por unanimidad.
Awards & Honors
  • Centre of Theology and Philosophy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, 2009-2010

  • Overseas Research Scholarship, School of Humanities, University of Nottingham, 2005-2008

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, English Department, York University, 2001-2003

  • Philosophical Theology

  • Christology

  • English Literature

Selected Publications
  • ‘Theandric Humanism: Constantinople III in the Thought of St Thomas Aquinas’, Pro Ecclesia 23 (2014): 195-218.
  • ‘Christology and the “Scotist Rupture”’, Theological Research 1 (2013): 31–63.
  • ‘Christology and Anti-Humanism’, Modern Theology 29 (2013): 311- 337.
  • ‘Blogoslawiony znak sprzeciwu. O odrzuceniu proroka, Papieza Jana Pawla II’, with Artur Mrówczynski-van Allen, Pressje, Klub Jagiellonski 28 (2012): 86-111.
  • ‘Hannah’s Child: A Life Given and Therefore Lived’, Modern Theology 28/2 (2012): 327-338.
  • ‘Christology and Duplex Beatitudo: Re-Sketching the Supernatural Again’, The International Journal of Systematic Theology 14/1 (2012): 44-69.
  • ‘Being Good: Thomas Aquinas and Dionysian Causal Predication’, Nova et Vetera: The English Edition of the International Theological Journal 7/2 (2009): 439-476.
  • ‘Political Theology and Pauline Law: Notes Toward a Sapiential Legality’, Telos: A Quarterly Journal of Politics, Philosophy, Critical Theory, Culture, and the Arts 146 (Spring 2009): 140-157.
  • ‘Church, Eucharist and Predestination in Barth and de Lubac: Convergence and Divergence in Communio’, Communio: International Catholic Review 35/1 (2008): 565-598.
  • ‘After Chalcedon: the Oneness of Christ and the Dyothelite Mediation of his Theandric Unity’, Modern Theology 24/2 (2008): 199-224.
  • ‘Deconstructing the Linearity of Grace: The Risk and Reflexive Paradox of Mary’s Fiat’, The International Journal of Systematic Theology 10/2 (2008): 179-194.
  • ‘Deification as Metaphysics: Christology, Desire and Filial Prayer’, in Conor Cunningham and Peter M. Candler Jr (eds),Belief and Metaphysics (London: SCM, 2007), pp. 345-373.