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Grant Kaplan




Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Saint Louis University





I am a Catholic theologian trained and engaged in fundamental, systematic, historical, and philosophical theology. I came to Saint Louis University in August 2007. Previously I had taught for four years at Loyola University in New Orleans. In the spring of 2011 my university awarded me tenure and promotion. My two areas of concentration are mimetic theory, especially its application to fundamental theology, and nineteenth-century Catholic thought, in particular the thought of the Tübingen School.


I am a husband and a father. Our family enjoys practicing the domestic church by extending eucharistic celebration through dinners and parties. One of the greatest joys in working at Saint Louis University has been the ability to grow in friendship with colleagues and students, with whom academic, theological, and relaxed modes of discourse weave together to create and foster community.

To the right is a picture of me with Frederick Lawrence, one of my theological mentors, and a student of Gadamer and Lonergan, two of my favorite Christian intellectuals of the past century.