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DDr. K.E. (Kevin) O’Reilly, OP

Kevin E. O’Reilly, OP, taught philosophy at the Milltown Institute, Dublin, and briefly at Strathmore University, Nairobi, before entering the Dominican Order in 2011. He holds two doctorates, the first in philosophy and the second in theology. The latter, completed at the Thomas Instituut under the direction of Prof. dr. H.W.M. Rikhof, was published as The Hermeneutics of Knowing and Willing in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (Peeters, 2013). He was ordained to the priesthood in July 2016. At present he teaches Moral Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum in Rome.

Select Publications

Aesthetic Perception: A Thomistic Perspective (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007).
The Hermeneutics of Knowing and Loving in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas (Leuven: Peeters, 2013).

’The vision of virtue and knowledge of the natural law in the thought of Thomas Aquinas,’ Nova et Vetera 5 (2007), 41-65.
’St Thomas’s moral psychology and the rejection of Humanae Vitae,’ Nova et Vetera 6 (2008), 837-856.
’From medieval voluntarism to Hursthouse’s virtue ethics,’ The Thomist 73 (2009), 621-646.
’Anscombe on a Law conception of ethics and the experience of obligation,’ The Heythrop Journal 51 (2010), 208-213.
’Medieval voluntarism and the culture of death,’ Studia Moralia 48 (2010), 195-212.
’Human reason, the inclination to procreation and education of offspring, and society,’ New Blackfriars 92 (2011), 308-317.
’Transcending Gadamer: towards a participatory hermeneutics,’ The Review of Metaphysics 65 (2012), 841-860.
’The significance of worship in the thought of Thomas Aquinas: some reflections,’ International Philosophical Quarterly 53 (2013), 451-460.
’The Church as the defender of conscience in our age,’ Nova et Vetera 12 (2013), 193-215. ’By nature and by grace: the life of mind in Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae,’ Angelicum 91 (2014), 609-636.
’Hermeneutics and preaching the Word,’ New Blackfriars 96 (2015), 12-21.
’The Eucharist and the politics of love according to Thomas Aquinas,’ The Heythrop Journal 61 (2015), 399-410.