John T. Slotemaker
Assistant Professor of Medieval Christianity
Department of Religious Studies
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
2012 Ph.D. Boston College | Medieval Theology
– 2011 Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki
– Visiting Ph. D. student | Simo Knuuttila
– 2009 Philosophisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs Universität
– Visiting Ph. D. student | Maarten J. F. M. Hoenen
2006 Th.M. Duke Divinity School | Reformation Theology
2003 M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary | Biblical Studies and Theology
1999 B.A. University of Washington | English
1999 B.A. University of Washington | History
1999 B.A. University of Washington | Philosophy
A. Critical Editions in Progress
Adam Wodeham, Ordinatio Oxoniensis [Wodeham’s Oxford lectures on the Sentences of Peter Lombard], gen. ed. Olli Hallamaa.
Pierre d’Ailly, Quaestiones super libros Sententiarum, book I [Peter of Ailly’s commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard], ed., Monica B. Calma and John T. Slotemaker, Corpus Christianorum Series Latina, Brepols, under contract.
Richard Fishacre, In primum librum Sententiarum, Prol., dist. 1-18 [Fishacre’s commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard], ed., Stephen F. Brown, R. Jim Long and John T. Slotemaker, Bayerische Akademie Der Wissenshaften, under contract.
B. Books In Progress
A Companion to The Theology of John Mair, ed. John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt (Brills Companions to the Christian Tradition) E.J. Brill, under contract, 2015.
Robert Holcot, with Jeffrey C. Witt (Great Medieval Thinkers) Oxford University Press, under contract, 2015/16.
“The Trinitarian House of David: Martin Luther’s Anti-Jewish Exegesis of II Samuel 23:1-7,” Harvard Theological Review 104.2 (2011), 233-254.
“Pulchritudo Christi: The Sources of Thomas Aquinas’s Understanding of the Beauty of Christ,” Archa Verbi 8 (2011), 113-145.
“John Calvin’s Trinitarian Theology in the 1536 Institutes: The Individuation of Persons as a Key to Calvin’s Sources,” in Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages: A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown, ed., Kent Emery Jr., Russell L. Friedman and Andreas Speer (Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters) (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 781-810.
“The Primity of the Father in Origen of Alexandria and Augustine of Hippo,” in Origeniana Decima: Origen as Writer, (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 244) (Leuven: Peeters, 2011), 855-871.
“The Development of Anselm’s Trinitarian Theology: The Theological Origins of a Late Medieval Debate,” in Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy, ed. Giles Gasper (PIMS, 2012), 203-219.
“Reading Augustine in the Fourteenth Century: Gregory of Rimini and Pierre d’Ailly on the Imago Trinitatis,” Studia Patristica, vol. LXIX, ed. Markus Vinzent (Leuven: Peeters, 2013), 345-358.
“John Duns Scotus and Henry Harclay on the Non-necessity of Opposed Relations,” The Thomist 77 (2013), 419-451.
“Ontology, Theology and the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham,” The Saint Anselm Journal 9, 2 (2014) (published online).
“ ‘ “Fuisse in Forma Hominis” belongs to Christ Alone’: John Calvin’s Trinitarian Hermeneutics in his Lectures on Ezekiel,” The Scottish Journal of Theology, forthcoming.
“John Major’s (Mair) Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard: Scholastic Philosophy and Theology in the Early Sixteenth Century” with Severin V. Kitanov and Jeffrey C. Witt, in Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard: Volume III, ed. Philipp Rosemann (Brill, 2015), 369-415.
“Henry of Gorkum’s Conclusiones super IV Libros Sententiarum: Studying the Lombard in the First Decades of the Fifteenth Century,” in Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard: Volume III, ed. Philipp Rosemann (Brill, 2015), 145-173.
“Peter d’Ailly’s Understanding of the Imago Trinitatis: The Sources of His Trinitarian Theology,” in eds., Paul Bakker, Monica Calma and Russell Friedman, forthcoming.
“John Mair’s Trinitarian Theology: The Inheritance of the Scholastic Tradition,” in A Companion to the Theology of John Mair, eds., John T. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. Witt (Brill), forthcoming.
“Walter Chatton and Adam Wodeham on Divine Simplicity and Trinitarian Relations,” in Quaestio: Yearbook of the History of Metaphysics, forthcoming.
“Thomas and Scholasticism to 1870,” with Ueli Zahnd, in The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology, ed. Lewis Ayres (Oxford, forthcoming).
“Robert Holcot the Homilist: A Sermon Index for Cambridge, Peterhouse 210,” Archa Verbi 11 (2014), 73-123.
D. Miscellaneous Publications
“Adam de Wodeham Workshop,” with Jeffrey C. Witt, in the Bulletin de philosophie médiévale 53 (Brepols), 470-478.
“Adam de Wodeham,” with Jeffrey C. Witt, in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta (online, 12,000 words).
“Henry Harclay,” “Hugh of St. Victor,” “Peter Lombard,” “Richard of St. Victor,” and “Robert Holcot,” in Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500, ed. Henrik Lagerlund (Springer 2011), 458-60, 478-80, 950-52, 1134-36, and 1145-48.
“Peter of Ailly,” in Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, ed. Karla Pollmann and Willemien Otten (Oxford 2013).
E. Conference Presentations
October, 2014 | “Prayer, Desire, and Participation in the Divine Life: Reflections on Calvin’s Pneumatology,” at the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Accepted)
May, 2014 | “John Calvin’s Theology of the Spirit,” at The Institute of Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Boston College, Massachusetts (Invited)
May, 2014 | “Richard Fishacre and the Individuation of the Divine Persons: Is There a Distinction between the Persons and their Personal Properties?,” at the Forty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Refereed)
October, 2013 | “Robert Holcot’s use of Exempla in the Commentary on the Book of Wisdom and the Moralitates,” at the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Refereed)
June, 2013 | “William of Ockham and the Ontological Status of Quantity: A Response to Bruce D. Marshall,” at the Metaphysics Colloquium, St. Anselm College, New Hampshire (Invited)
January, 2013 | “Narratives of Late Medieval Intellectual History: A Response to Chapter 1 of Brad Gregory’s Unintended Reformation,” at the American Society of Church History, New Orleans (Invited)
October, 2012 | “William of Ockham and Theological Method: The Clarification of Trinitarian Amphibolies in the Summa Logicae,” at the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Refereed)
August, 2012 | “Walter Chatton and Adam Wodeham on the Procession of the Holy Spirit: The Influence of Ockham’s Theology,” at the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale, XIII international congress, Munich, Germany (Refereed)
June, 2011 | “ ‘Let us Make Man in Our Image’: The Imago Trinitatis in Early Reformed Theology,” at the Refo500 Conference, Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, Zurich, Switzerland (Refereed)
December, 2010 | “The Procession of the Holy Spirit after the Second Council of Lyon (1274): Theological Authority in the Trinitarian Theology of Gregory of Cyprus and John Duns Scotus,” at the Sophia Institute: Orthodox Annual Conference, Columbia University, New York, New York (Refereed)
October, 2010 | “John Mair’s Trinitarian Theology: The Inheritor of Scholastic Tradition,” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Montreal, Canada (Refereed)
August, 2010 | “The Relationship between the Manuscripts and Early Printed Editions of Pierre d’Ailly’s Commentary on the Sentences,” at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany (Invited)
March, 2010 | “The Primity of the Father in Origen of Alexandria and Augustine of Hippo: Beyond East and West,” at the Patristica Bostoniensia, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Invited)
January, 2010 | “John Duns Scotus and Henry Harclay Read Robert Grosseteste’s Notula on the Trinity: A Response to Thomas Aquinas and Godfrey of Fontaine,” at The Boston Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy, Boston, Massachusetts (Invited)
October, 2009 | “Peter d’Ailly’s Understanding of the Imago Trinitatis: The Sources of His Trinitarian Theology,” at the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale, annual colloquium: Philosophical Psychology in Late-Medieval Commentaries on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, Nijmegen, Netherlands (Refereed)
October, 2009 | “Martin Luther’s Exegesis of The Last Words of David,” at the Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Refereed)
August, 2009 | “The Trinitarian Exegesis of Origen and Augustine: A Comparative Analysis,” at Colloquium Origenianum Decimum: Origen as Writer, Krakow, Poland (Refereed)
May, 2009 | “Calvin’s Trinitarian Exegesis: Scripture as a Witness to, Not a Theological Formulation of, the Triune God,” at Calvin and His Influence, 1509-2009, Geneva, Switzerland (Refereed)
April, 2009 | “The Development of Anselm’s Trinitarian Theology: The Language and Grammar of the Trinity in the Monologion and the Epistola de Incarnatione Verbi,” at Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy, Canterbury, England (Refereed)
October, 2008 | “Richard of St. Victor on the Divine Appropriations and Personal Properties: A Historical Sketch of Potentia, Sapientia and Benignitas,” at Patristics, Medieval and Renaissance Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Refereed)
May, 2008 | “Henry Harclay, John Duns Scotus and Their Critique of Aquinas’s Theory of Relations,” at the Forty-Third International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Refereed)
April, 2008 | “Augustine’s De Trinitate V: Categorical Aristotelianism and the Distinction of Persons,” at the Fourth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, Boston, Massachusetts (Refereed)
March, 2008 | “The Sources of John Calvin’s Trinitarian Theology: Patristic and Medieval Antecedents,” at the Conference/Presentation of Stephen Brown’s Festschrift, Boston College, Massachusetts (Invited)
October, 2007 | “Luther and the Hidden God: Deus Nudus and Deus Absconditus in Genesis 1,” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (Refereed)
September, 2007 | “Martin Luther and Nicholas of Lyra on Genesis 1: Historical and Exegetical Remarks on Trinity and Christology,” at the Future of Luther Studies Conference, Helsinki, Finland (Refereed)
October, 2006 | “Calvin’s Trinitarian Theology in the 1536 Institutes: The Individuation of Persons as a Key to Calvin’s Sources,” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (Refereed)
F. Book Reviews/Notes
I have written about 100 book reviews in Theological Studies, Studies in Christian Jewish Relations, The Review of Metaphysics, Sixteenth Century Journal, Religious Studies Review, The Heythrop Journal, Archa Verbi and The Journal of Religion.