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Parks, R

Assistant Professor of Theology


Wehrle Hall 205

  • PhD., University of Dayton
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America
  • B.A., Ohio Dominican University

Robert Parks received graduate training in Systematic and Historical Theology as well as the Theology of the Early Church (Patrisitics). At the University of Dayton, his doctoral dissertation on the Theological Anthropology of St. Augustine of Hippo was particularly concerned with questions about what it means for humans to be created equally in God’s image and redeemed equally by Jesus Christ.

His research interests include early African Christianity; the Latin (or Western) Fathers of the Church, especially Augustine; the Trinitarian Theology of St. Gregory of Nazianzus; the Theology of the first seven Christian (Ecumenical) Councils; care for the environment as an ancient Christian concern.

At Ohio Dominican, Dr. Parks teaches introductory courses in Theology and World Religions at the undergraduate level as well as advanced courses in Systematic and Historical Theology at undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Dr. Parks holds memberships in the North American Patristics Society and the American Academy of Religion. He is also active with an international working group of scholars of Religion, Medicine, Disability and Health (ReMeDHe), and he supports the multi-faceted mission of the Center for Early African Christianity.