Richard Cross

Richard Cross


Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy
Acting Director, Medieval Institute  

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
University of Notre Dame
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 631-4579

Office: 427 Malloy Hall 
Office Hours: T,R 9:30-11:00 and by appointment



D. Phil, University of Oxford

Areas of Interest

Medieval Philosophy and Theology, History of Philosophical Theology



  • Duns Scotus on God, Ashgate Studies in the History of Philosophical Theology ( 2005)
  • The Metaphysics of the Incarnation: Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus ( 2002)
  • Duns Scotus, Great Medieval Thinkers (1999)
  • The Physics of Duns Scotus: The Scientific Contex of a Theological Vision (1998)

Recent Articles:

  • "Infinity, Continuity, and Composition: The Contribution of Gregory of Rimini", Medieval Philosophy and Theology, 7 (1998), 89-110
  • "Four-Dimensionalism and Identity Across Time: Henry of Ghent vs. Bonaventure", Journal of the History of Philosophy, 27 (1999), 393-414
  • "Gregory of Nyssa on Universals", Vigiliae Christianae, 56 (2002), 372-410
  • "Absolute Time: Peter John Olivi and the Bonaventurean Tradition", Medioevo, 27 (2002), 261-300
  • "Relations, Universals, and the Abuse of Tropes", Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, supplementary volume 79 (2005), 53-72
  • "Relations and the Trinity: The Case of Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus", Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale, 16 (2005), 1-21
  • "Quid tres? On What Precisely Augustine Professes Not to Understand in De Trinitate V and VII", Harvard Theological Review, 100 (2007), 215-32


Richard Cross's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)