• Associate Professor of Religion


  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1998
  • Master of Art in Religion, Yale Divinity School, 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2007


Corey Barnes teaches in the areas of the history of Christianity, medieval philosophy of religion, and religion in the Mediterranean world. His research focuses on medieval Christianity and scholasticism.

    Select Publications


    • Christ’s Two Wills in Scholastic Thought: The Christology of Aquinas in Its Historical Contexts (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2012).


    • “Thomas Aquinas’s Chalcedonian Christology and its Influence on Later Scholastics,” The Thomist 78.2 (2014): 189-217.
    • “Ordered to the Good: Final Causality and Analogical Predication in Thomas Aquinas,” Modern Theology 30.4 (2014): 433-453.
    • “Natural Final Causality and Providence in Aquinas,” New Blackfriars 95 (2014): 349-361.
    • “Necessary, Fitting, or Possible: The Shape of Scholastic Christology,” Nova et Vetera 10.3 (2012): 657-688.
    • “Christological Composition in Thirteenth-Century Debates,” The Thomist 75 (2011): 173-206.
    • “Thomas Aquinas on the body and bodily passions,” in The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity, ed. M. Kamitsuka (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009), pp.83-97.
    • “Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas on Person, Hypostasis, and Hypostatic Union,” The Thomist 72 (2008): 107-146.
    • “Thomas Aquinas on Christ’s Prayer,” in A History of Prayer, ed. R. Hammerling (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2008), pp.319-336.