- Dr. Ryan Topping
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A native of Saskatoon, Canada, he earned an MA in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba as well as an M.Phil. and a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford. He held the Pope John XXIII Chair of Studies in Catholic Theology at St. Thomas University in Canada, and has taught at the University of Oxford, St. Thomas More College (Saskatchewan), and at Walsh University (Ohio). At Thomas More College Dr. Topping teaches a range of courses, among them, Introduction to Logic, Reformation and Renaissance, and Senior Theology.
Dr. Topping has published on a variety of Catholic themes and figures, from St. Augustine, to Dante, to G.K. Chesterton in academic and popular journals such as Studia Patristica, International Philosophical Quarterly, The Chesterton Review, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Catholic Insight, First Things, and Crisis Magazine. To date he has published four books, Two Concepts of the Soul in Plato’s Phaedo (University of America Press, 2007), St. Augustine (Continuum Press, 2010), Happiness and Wisdom: Augustine’s Early Theology of Education (Catholic University of America Press, 2012). Most recently he published Rebuilding Catholic Culture: How the Catechism Can Shape our Common Life (Sophia Institute Press, 2012). A popular speaker, he has presented widely on Catholic radio networks including EWTN and AVE MARIA Radio.
Besides home-schooling their children, he and his wife have been teaching Natural Family Planning for a decade. They reside in Nashua, New Hampshire.
View Dr. Topping’s Popular Talks for Parishes, Homeschoolers, and Learned Societies. You may contact Dr. Topping regarding a speaking engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 880-8308.
Selected Articles and Appearances:
- St. Augustine’s: The Restless Flame
- A New Generation of Theologians
- Preparation for Marriage: A Bride’s Checklist
- The Long War Against the Family: Part I, Part II, and Part III
- The Divine Comedy and Four Lessons in the Catholic Moral Visition
- Interview with Catholic World Report regarding Rebuilding Catholic Culture