New BlackFriars

Founded in 1920 as a focus of Catholic Christian reflection on current events, New Blackfriars publishes articles and book reviews of general interest, with an emphasis on theology, philosophy and cultural studies. Theology, for New Blackfriars is ecumenical. The journal welcomes contributions in moral and practical theology, with an emphasis on matters of social justice. While the thought of Thomas Aquinas will always remain a touchstone of serious intellectual engagement with questions of Christian faith and doctrine, New Blackfriars does not represent any particular version of Thomism. The journal welcomes submissions from well established writers, but is just as happy to consider articles from new authors trying out their ideas in print for the first time.


Brian Davies OP
Department of Philosophy
Fordham University
New York 10458

Brian Davies OP is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, New York, and Honorary Professor at Australian Catholic University. His books include An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Fourth Edition, Oxford, 2021), Thomas Aquinas, ‘Summa Contra Gentiles’, A Guide and Commentary (Oxford,2016), Thomas Aquinas’s ‘Summa Theologiae’: A Guide and Commentary (Oxford, 2014), Thomas Aquinas on God and Evil (Oxford, 2011), and The Reality of God and the Problem of Evil (London, 2006).

Assistant Editor
John O’Connor OP
Oxford OX1 3LY

John O’Connor OP is a Dominican friar and is Regent of Blackfriars, Oxford, and of the English Province of the Order of Preachers. He has a DPhil in applied physics and an MA in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in moral philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. His research centres mainly on moral theology/philosophy. He teaches at Blackfriars Studium (Dominican House of Studies) in Oxford, and for the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow, and the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford.

Reviews Editor
Robert Ombres OP
Oxford OX1 3LY

Robert Ombres OP is a Fellow in canon law of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and lector in moral theology at Blackfriars, Oxford. He is also an Invited Professor at the Pontifical University of St Thomas, Rome (Italy). He has coedited and contributed to various books and published numerous articles internationally. He is on the Editorial Board of 3 journals.

Associate Editor
Dr Christopher Arroyo
Department of Philosophy
Providence College
Rhode Island 02918

Christopher Arroyo earned his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and is Professor of Philosophy at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. His scholarship focuses on Philippa Foot’s account of natural goodness and on Catholic sexual ethics, especially Catholic teaching on homosexuality. He is the author of Kantian Ethics and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate: An Introduction (Springer, 2017).