Graduate Theological Union

Thomas Cattoi

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara UniversityCattoi
Associate Professor of Christology and Cultures

Dwan Family Endowed Chair in Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2006

PhD, Boston College, 2006
MPhil, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at University College London, 2002
MSc, London School of Economics, 1996
BA, MA Oxford, 1995

Phone: 510/549-5005

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Christology
  • Patristic Theology 
  • Patristic Spirituality
  • Comparative Theology (especially Christian- Buddhist dialogue)
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Contemporary Systematic Theology

Selected Publications

  • Theologies of the Sacred Image in Theodore the Studite and Bokar Rinpoche, Gorgias Press, forthcoming.
  • Theodore the Stoudite: Writings on Iconoclasm and the Spiritual Life, Newman/Paulist Press, 2014.
  • Perceiving the Divine Through the Human Body: Mystical Sensuality, ed. (with June McDaniel), Palgrave McMillan, 2011.
  • Divine Contingency: Theologies of Divine Embodiment in Maximos the Confessor and Tsong kha pa, Gorgias Press, 2009.
  • “Basil of Caesarea’s De Spiritu Sancto and Haexameron" , introductory chapter to the Chinese translation of these two works published by Zhejiang University Press, 2011.
  • “Salvific asymmetry: anhypostasy and icon veneration in Theodore the Studite’s Antirrhetici”, in Studia Patristica, 2011.