James C. Kruggel, PhD

About James C. Kruggel, PhD

Dr. James C. Kruggel is a theological consultant for evaluating catechetical texts for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on the Catechism. He is also adjunct professor of theology at The Catholic University of America Metropolitan School of Professional studies.  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 specializing 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 relationship of reason and natural law to political theory and how justice is understood in a natural or secular democracy.
Dr. Kruggel holds his PhD from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His dissertation is titled 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.



MA (Theology) Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio
PhD (Historical and Systematic Theology) The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Area of Teaching Specialty: Theology

Course Level: Graduate
Courses Taught: THEO 503 The Catholic Theological Tradition; THEO 632 Christology; THEO 617 Father Spitzer’s Evidence for God