Robert Dobie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


  • B.A.: Holy Cross College
  • M.A.: Columbia University
  • Ph.D.: Fordham University

Specialized Interests

Medieval Christian, Jewish,and Islamic philosophy; comparative philosophy; metaphysics


Logos and Revelation: Ibn ‘Arabi, Meister Eckhart and Mystical Hermeneutics. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2009.

Articles and Essays

“Jesus in the Muslim and Christian Mystical Traditions: Ibn ‘Arabi and Meister Eckhart” in Nicholas of Cusa and Islam: Polemic and Dialogue in the Late Middle Ages edited by Donald Duclow, Rita George-Tvrtkovic, and Ian Levy.  Leiden-New York: E. J. Brill, 2014.  235-251.

“Incarnate Knowing: Theology and the Corporeality of Thinking in St. Thomas Aquinas’s De unitate intellectus”  in The Thomist 77 (2013), 497-529.

Book Reviews

OCKHAM EXPLAINED: FROM RAZOR TO REBELLION.  By Rondo Keele.  Chicago: Open Court, 2010.  Pp. vii + 190.  $19.95.  To appear in Theological Studies.

GOD AND LOGIC IN ISLAM: THE CALIPHATE OF REASON.  By John Walbridge.  New York: Cambridge University, 2011.  Pp. xii + 211.  $90.  In Theological Studies 72 (2011).   885-886.

THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.  Edited by Steven Nadler and T. M. Rudavsky (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).  In Theological Studies 71 (2010), 214-16.

THE ACT OF BEING: THE PHILOSOPHY OF REVELATION IN MULLA SADRA.  By Christian Jambet, translated by Jeff Fort.  New York: Zone Books, 2006.  497pp.  In Journal of Islamic Philosophy 6 (2010).  130-34.

REZA SHAH-KAZEMI, Paths to Transcendence: According to Shankara, Ibn ‘Arabi and Meister Eckhart.  Bloomington, IN: Word Wisdom Books, 2006.  In The Eckhart Review (2007).

BURKHARDT MOJSISCH, Meister Eckhart: Analogy, Univocity and Unity translated by Orrin Summerell.  Amsterdam-Philadelphia: B.R. Gruner, 2001.  In The Thomist 68 (2004), 482-486.