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Grant Kaplan, Ph.D.

Steber Chair; Professor of Theology

Courses Taught

Atheism and Christianity, Theological Method, Theological Foundations, Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought in Germany


Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Boston College, 2003

Practice Areas

Religion and violence, anti-Catholicism, the Vatican, mimetic theory, German theology

Research Interests

  • Mimetic theory
  • Nineteenth-century German Catholic theology
  • Fundamental theology
  • Modern theology

Labs and Facilities

Grant Kaplan's website

Publications and Media Placements

Answering the Enlightenment: The Catholic Recovery of Historical Revelation (2006) 
Faithfully Seeking Understanding: The Selected Writings of Johannes Kuhn (2009)
René Girard, Unlike Apologist: Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology (2016),
Christian Understandings of Faith and Reason (2018 est.)

Honors and Awards

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Experienced Researcher (2015)
Peter Thiel Foundation, Monograph Grant (2012)

Professional Organizations and Associations

American Academy of Religion, Colloquium on Violence and Religion, Academy of Catholic Theology

Community Work and Service

Parish Council member, Saint Margaret of Scotland Church, Saint Louis