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Joseph C. Collins

theology department

Joseph C. Collins

Doctoral Candidate, Systematic Theology

Stokes N330D
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Advisor/Dissertation Director:
Brian Robinette


MA, Villanova University (2009)
BA, Manhattan Christian College (2006)


I am currently a doctoral candidate in systematic theology minoring in theological ethics here at Boston College. My research interests focus on the intersection of theological foundations, virtue ethics (particularly the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love), theological anthropology, and New Testament theology. Presently I am writing my dissertation, entitled “The Love of Truth and the Truth of Love: A Study of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas on the Quest for Understanding and the Hermeneutics of Love,” which seeks to explore the relationship between knowledge and love, particularly with reference to the human capacity to receive divine revelation.


Introduction to Christian Theology I & II, Fall 2014–Spring 2015 (Boston College)
Introduction to Christian Theology, Fall 2009–Spring 2010 (Villanova University)

Teaching Assistantships

Biblical Heritage I & II, Fall 2013–Spring 2014 (Jeffrey L. Cooley)
Introduction to Christian Theology I & II, Fall 2012–Spring 2013 (Michael J. Himes)
The Problem of Belief in Modernity, Fall 2012 (Michael J. Himes)