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Grant A. Kaplan




Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Saint Louis University





I am a Catholic theologian who concentrates in fundamental, historical, and constructive theology. I came to Saint Louis University in August 2007. In the spring of 2011 SLU awarded me tenure and promotion. My research focuses on mimetic theory, especially its application to fundamental theology, and nineteenth-century Catholicism, in particular the Catholic Tübingen School.
More broadly, I research and teach in modern Christianity and the challenges it faces.

I returned to Saint Louis in July 2016 after a one-year leave. During the leave I carried out research on Johann Adam Möhler (1796–1838) at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.

As a husband and a father of two young boys, I spend much of my non-working time with my family. One of the greatest perks in working at Saint Louis University has been the ability to grow in friendship with colleagues and students.

To the right I am pictured with Frederick Lawrence, one of my theological mentor. Dr. Lawrence was a student of Gadamer and Lonergan, two of my favorite Christian intellectuals of the past century.