Department Chair:
Cynthia Chapman

Administrative Assistant:
Brenda Hall

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8866
Fax: (440) 775-6910

Rice Hall 316
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Corey Barnes

Corey Barnes

Associate Professor

Contact Information


On Leave 2016-17
(440) 775-8578

Corey Barnes

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1998
  • Masters of Art in Religion, Yale Divinity School, 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2007

Corey Barnes teaches in the areas of the history of Christianity,medieval philosophy of religion, and religion in the Mediterraneanworld. His research focuses on medieval Christianity and scholasticism.

Select Publications:


  • Christ’s Two Wills in Scholastic Thought: The Christology of Aquinas in Its Historical Contexts (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2012).


  • “Thomas Aquinas’s Chalcedonian Christology and its Influence on Later Scholastics,” The Thomist 78.2 (2014): 189-217.
  • “Ordered to the Good: Final Causality and Analogical Predication in Thomas Aquinas,” Modern Theology 30.4 (2014): 433-453.
  • “Natural Final Causality and Providence in Aquinas,” New Blackfriars 95 (2014): 349-361.
  • “Necessary, Fitting, or Possible: The Shape of Scholastic Christology,” Nova et Vetera 10.3 (2012): 657-688.
  • “Christological Composition in Thirteenth-Century Debates,” The Thomist 75 (2011): 173-206.
  • “Thomas Aquinas on the body and bodily passions,” in The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity, ed. M. Kamitsuka (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009), pp.83-97.
  • “Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas on Person, Hypostasis, and Hypostatic Union,” The Thomist 72 (2008): 107-146.
  • “Thomas Aquinas on Christ’s Prayer,” in A History of Prayer, ed. R. Hammerling (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2008), pp.319-336.