Frederick D. Aquino


Professor of Theology
B.A., Abilene Christian University
M.A., Abilene Christian University
M.Div., Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Phone: 325.674.3789

ACU Box 29422
Abilene, TX 79699

Research Interests:  Religious Epistemology, Epistemology of Theology, John Henry Newman, Virtue Epistemology, Maximus the Confessor, Philosophical Issues in Theology,  Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology of Theology.

Personal Interests: Film, Music, Exercise, Cooking

Courses Taught: Systematic Theology, Epistemology of Theology, Contemporary Religious Thought, Patristic Religious Epistemology, Christian Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Research Problems in Theology. 

Some Publications:

  • Recently published "The Philokalia and Regulative Virtue Epistemology" [Link 1] and "Maximus the Confessor" [Link 2] as chapters in edited volumes published by Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press.
  • Authored An Integrative Habit of Mind: John Henry Newman on the Path to Wisdom [Link 3] recently published by Northern Illinois University Press.
  • Currently co-editing several handbooks: an Oxford Handbook on the Epistemology of Theology, a work on the receptions of John Henry Newman, and a handbook on John Henry Newman.
  • Working on a book length work connecting the thought of Maximus the Confessor with Virtue Epistemology.

Fred has lived in Abilene for 14 years with his wife Michelle and two kids, David and Elizabeth. Fred enjoys spending time with his family, watching films, and following the Bills and the Rangers. Fred also serves as the minister for the Tye Church of Christ in Tye, Texas.


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