Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Rector Magnificus, Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas (Angelicum)

Father Thomas Joseph White is the Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. Originally a native of southeastern Georgia in the US, Father White studied at Brown University, where he converted to Catholicism. He did his doctoral studies in theology at Oxford University. He was awarded Magister in Sacra Theologia by the Dominican Order in 2023 and Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by The Catholic University of America in 2022.

He is the author of various books and articles including Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology (Sapientia Press, 2011), The Incarnate Lord, A Thomistic Study in Christology (The Catholic University of America Press, 2015), Exodus (Brazos Press, 2016), The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (Catholic University Press, 2017), The Trinity: On the Nature and Mystery of the One God (Catholic University Press, 2022), and Principles of Catholic Theology. Book 1: On the Nature of Theology (Catholic University Press, 2023).

He is co-editor of the journal Nova et Vetera, a Distinguished Scholar of the McDonald Agape Foundation, and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.