Daniel M. Garland, PhD

About Daniel M. Garland, PhD

Dr. Daniel M. Garland, Jr. holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology (with a minor in Biblical Theology) from Ave Maria University. He has taught theology at Ave Maria University, Christendom College, Christendom College Graduate School of Theology, and for various Permanent Diaconate Programs across the United States.

Dr. Garland’s articles have appeared in Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Maynooth Theological Journal, Heythrop Journal, Angelicum, Nova et Vetera, and the National Catholic Register. He is also the first English translator of St. Jerome’s Commentary on the Prophet Haggai, which is published with IVP Academic’s Ancient Christian Texts series. His research interests are in Sacred Scripture (Pentateuch, Prophets, Johannine Literature), Patristic and Thomistic Exegesis, Sacraments, and Christology. His dissertation is titled, The Gift of Eternal Life in the Son: A Theological Investigation of the Gospel of John.

Dr. Garland is currently an Assistant Professor of Theology at Ohio Dominican University.

BA (Theatre) Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
MA (Theology) Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio
Ph.D. (Systematic Theology with a minor in Biblical Theology) Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida

Area of Teaching Specialization: Scripture and Theology
Course Level: Graduate
Courses Taught: SCRPT 530 Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History

Languages: English, French, Latin, and Greek

Published works


“‘He Who Eats Me Will Live Because of Me’: Eucharistic Indwelling and Aquinas’s Johannine Theology of the Missions of the Divine Persons,” Nova et Vetera 21.4 (2023): 1171-1199.

“St. Thomas, Doctor Graecus?: A Rapprochement Between Irenaeus and Aquinas on Salvation,” Heythrop Journal 63.4

(2022): 638-651.

“Lord, Liar, or Lunatic?: Aquinas on the Divinity of the Johannine Christ,” Homiletic & Pastoral Review, September 2020


Panis Vitae: A Thomistic Classification of the Eucharist as Necessary for Salvation,” Angelicum 93.1 (2016): 93-108.

“Faith, Reason, and Scripture: Greek Thought and Biblical Faith in Benedict XVI,” Angelicum 90.4 (2013): 799-822.

Verbum Caro Factum Est: St. Thomas Aquinas’ Exegesis of John 1:14,” Maynooth Theological Journal Vol. 3, No. 1 (2013):


“The Providence of God and the Cross of Christ,” Homiletic & Pastoral Review, October 2013 (online).

“Obstacles to Reading Scripture in Modernity: Von Balthasar’s Response,” Homiletic & Pastoral Review, December 2012


“The Development of the Dogma of Papal Infallibility,” Homiletic & Pastoral Review (June/July 2011): 48-54.


“St. Jerome’s Commentary on the Prophet Haggai” in St. Jerome’s Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, vol. 1, Ancient

Christian Texts (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016): 159-184.