Richard Cross

Rev. John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy

Richard  Cross

427 Malloy Hall


D. Phil., University of Oxford

D. D., University of Oxford

Research Interest

Medieval Philosophy and Theology, History of Philosophical Theology

Curriculum Vitae

Richard Cross is John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy. He came to Notre Dame in 2007, having been a Fellow of Oriel College in the University of Oxford from 1993 to 2007. He specializes in medieval philosophy and theology, with a particular focus on Duns Scotus. He is currently at work on a multi-volume history of the metaphysics of Christology. A preliminary volume on Aquinas to Scotus appeared in 2002. Recently, he has published volumes on Reformation Christological Debates (OUP, 2019), Christology and Metaphysics in the Seventeenth Century (OUP, 2022), The Metaphysics of Christology: William of Ockham to Gabriel Biel (OUP, 2023), and Early Scholastic Christology 1050-1250 (OUP, forthcoming). Two more volumes are in progress, one on Latin Christology in late antiquity and the early middle ages, and one entitled 'Metaphysical Christology 1700-1879: An Essay in Continuity'.