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Therese Bonin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College 320, Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:30pm - 2:30pm.
Phone: 412.396.6504



Ph.D., Medival Studies, The University of Notre Dame, 1994
M.M.S., Medival Studies, The University of Notre Dame, 1988
M.A., Religious Studies, Providence College, 1986
A.B., Philosophy, Assumption College, 1982

Therese Bonin has research interests in the Aristotelian commentary tradition, Islamic philosophy, twelfth-and thirteenth-century translations, the philosophy of nature, problems about individuation and the soul, and Albert Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, and their relation to each other.


Medieval Philosophy; Elements of Thomistic Thought; Love & Friendship; Islamic Philosophy; St. Thomas Aquinas The Soul; St. Thomas Aquinas God & Being; The Names of God


"A Muslim Perspective on Philosophy & Religion: The Decisive Treatise of Averroës," Περιπατητικος 6 (2007).

Creation as Emanation: The Origin of Diversity in Albert the Great's ‘On the Causes and the Procession of the Universe,' University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.

"The Emanative Psychology of Albertus Magnus," Topoi, Vol. 19, no. 1, March 2000.

Guest Editor, "Medieval Arabic Philosophy and the West," Topoi, vol. 19, no. 1, March 2000.

Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Edited by Richard P. McBrien. Sub verbis "Albertus Magnus, St.," "Averroism," "Bacon, Roger," "Boethius, St. Severinus," "Florilegia," " Liber de Causis, " "Lull, Bl. Ramon," "Maimonides, Moses," "Migne, Jacques Paul," "Siger of Brabant," and "William of Moerbeke."