Dr. Christopher Baglow

Christopher T. Baglow is from New Orleans, LA.  He has a B.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville, an M.A. in Theology from the University of Dallas and a Ph.D. in Theology from Duquesne University.

Dr. Baglow has taught theology for 13 years, including three years as a Junior Professor at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Covington, Louisiana, where he also served as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Apostolic Formation and the Chair of the Division of Philosophy and Theological Studies. He also founded and directed the first two Abbey Youth Festivals and founded the New Evangelization Society.  In March, 2003, Dr. Baglow became the first appointee to the Sue Ellen M. Canizaro Chair in Catholic Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, where he served for six years as Chair of the Department of Theology.

In July 2009, Dr. Baglow began a full-time position at Notre Dame Seminary, where he now serves as Professor of Theology and Director of the Master of Arts Program in Theological Studies for lay students.

Dr. Baglow’s first book, Modus et Forma: A New Approach to the Exegesis of Saint Thomas Aquinas, was published in the Analecta Biblica Series of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 2002.  In addition, he has published several articles on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, and will publish his second book, Faith, Science, Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge with Midwest Theological Forum in October 2009.

Chris currently lives in Covington, LA with his wife Christine, their daughter Margaret and their sons John and Peter George.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., 2000 Duquesne University, Theology
  • Awards: Full Scholarship, Assistantship
  • M.A., 1996 University of Dallas, Theology
  • Awards: Braniff Scholarship
  • B.A., 1990 Franciscan University, Theology


  • “Modus et Forma”: A New Approach to the Exegesis of Saint Thomas Aquinas with an Application to the Lectura super Epistolam ad Ephesios. Analecta Biblica 149. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 2002.
  • “Sacred Scripture and Sacred Doctrine in St. Thomas Aquinas.” In Weinandy, Thomas G., ed. Thomas Aquinas and Christian Doctrine. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, (scheduled) 2003.



  • 2003-Present: Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Sue Ellen M. Canizaro Chair in Catholic Theology, Associate Professor
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Courses Taught: Principles and Practices of Catechesis, Old Testament, Metaphysics
  • 2000-2003: St. Joseph Seminary College, Senior Faculty Member
  • St. Benedict, Louisiana
  • Courses Taught: Christology, Spirituality of Vatican II, Christian Anthropology, Psalms as Christian Prayer, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy and the Theological Endeavor I, Philosophy and the Theological Endeavor II, Metaphysics, Introduction to Philosophy
  • 2000: Xavier University Theology Department, Instructor
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Course Taught: Introduction to Scripture
  • 1996-1997: Franciscan University Theology Department, Lecturer
  • Steubenville, Ohio
  • Courses Taught: Sacraments, Christology, Ecclesiology Foundations of Catholicism, Introduction to Scripture
  • 1996-1997: Duquesne University Theology Department, Teaching Assistant
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Courses Taught: Christology, New Testament, Introduction to Scripture


  • 2003: Institute for Pastoral Theology, Adjunct Faculty
  • Ave Maria College – Omaha, NE Extension
  • Courses Taught: Historical Theology, Christian Anthropology
  • 1997-1998: Institute for Religious and Pastoral Studies, Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Dallas – Gulfport, Mississippi Extension
  • Courses Taught: Introduction to Vatican II, Christian Anthropology
  • 1998: Notre Dame Major Seminary, Instructor
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Courses Taught: Pneumatology

Adult Education

  • 1998-Present: Institute of Catechetics and Spirituality, Instructor
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Courses Taught: The Christian Message: Jesusand His Church, Introduction to Christian Morality, Introduction to the Old Testament, Sacraments


2003-Present: Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, Louisiana
Director, Catholic Studies Institute
Director, Lumen Catechetical Training Program

2000-2003: St. Joseph Seminary College, Covington, Louisiana
Chair, Division of Philosophy and Religion (2002-2003)
Director, Religious Studies Institute (2002-2003)
Assistant Dean of Students (2000-2003)
Director of Apostolic Formation (2000-2002)
Director, Abbey Youth Festival (2000-2002)
Chair, Institutional Purpose Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)
Chair, Educational Programs Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)
Member, Faculty Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)
Member, Student Development Services Committee,
SACS Institutional Self-Study (2001-2003)

2000-Present: All Saints Crusade Foundation, Inc., Mandeville, Louisiana
Founder, Executive Director
1998-1999: St. Paul’s School Dormitory, Covington, Louisiana
Dean of Resident Students


“Thomas Aquinas and Literary Genre in Biblical Exegesis: Towards the Retrieval of the Thomistic Exegetical Corpus in Contemporary Theology”
International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 2003

“The Church as Temple in St. Thomas Aquinas”
The Institute of Applied Biblical Studies Annual Conference, Franciscan University of Steubenville, July, 2002

“The ABC’s of [Generation] X, Y and Z: Ministering to Postmodern Youth”
The Southern Association of Vocation Directors Annual Retreat, April 2001; (Also to be given at the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors, October 2003)