Fr. Richard Schenk, OP
BA, MA in Philosophy (St. Albert"s College); Dr. theol., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (University of Munich); Master of Sacred Theology (Order of Preachers).
After graduating Summa cum laude in systematic theology at the University of Munich and editing medieval Latin manuscripts for over five years at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Fr. Richard joined DSPT on both its faculties in 1990 and soon became a member of the GTU’s Core Doctoral Faculty. He served for over ten years as director of "think tanks" in Hannover, Germany, and Washington, D.C., both dedicated to interdisciplinary and ecumenical studies at the intersection faith and culture. He was elected the founding president of the Academy of Catholic Theology 2007/2008. He was regent of studies (1999-2003, 2007-2011) for the Western Dominican Province and Vice-Chancellor of DSPT. He has been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1991.
Fr. Richard"s work in philosophy and theology seeks to develop a stronger Catholic identity in the service of Church and society today by a searching recollection of the past and the anticipation of a future urged in particular by the memory of human suffering.
Essays by Fr. Richard:
Special Bibliograpy- Theological and Philosophical Investigations into Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue
Special Bibliography- Renovatio accommodata. Twin Legacies: Thomas Aquinas and the Second Vatican Council