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  • Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
  • Dr. James C. Kruggel is adjunct professor of theology at The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional studies. He has taught courses on a wide variety of theological subjects at Metro School, since 2005. For eight years, he was the acquisitions editor for philosophy and theology at The Catholic University of America Press. He has also taught graduate-level theology courses for the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Kruggel is a systematic theologian who specializes in the theology of Divine revelation, and the relationship of faith and reason. How can theology best combine a scholastic approach, that is starting from looking at the world, and a personalistic approach, starting from the person as knower and actor? He is also interested in Christology, the Trinity, and the intellectual relationship of Christianity and Islam. Dr. Kruggel holds his PhD from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His dissertation is entitled Scripture, Tradition, and the Magisterium in the Teaching of Vatican II. He argues that there is a continuity of intellectual realism in the Church’s conception of revelation as taught before, by, and after Vatican II. Dr. Kruggel lives in Washington, DC. He is a native of Rochester, New York, and holds degrees from Miami University of Ohio and Franciscan University. He has made academic presentations at universities, and has offered numerous parish presentations on a wide variety of theological topics.