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Robert "Bud" Grant, PhD

Professor and Director

Reverend Grant teaches Environmental Theology, especially from a Thomistic perspective in the Roman Catholic tradition, but also philosophy (esp. Kant and Aristotle).  He also teaches Historical Theology, especially IV Century, west, with an emphasis of Saint Ambrose of Milan. In 2014 he was inducted into the academy of Biblioteca Ambrosiana, in Milan.

Reverend Grant is also the director of the Academy for the Study of St. Ambrose of Milan and Sacramental Minister at St. Andrew's Parish, Blue Grass, Iowa.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa, Environmental Ethics
  • MA, Creighton University, Western Spirituality
  • STB, Georgian University, Rome, Italy, Theology

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Environmental Theology
  • Saint Ambrose of Milan
  • Historical Theology


Mons. Cesare Pasini: Ambrogio di Milano: Azione e pensiere di un Vescovo, translated 2012.

"Weapons Strong for God," Studia Ambrosiana, 2011.

A Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics, Edwin Millen Press, 2007.

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Courses Taught

THEO 110 Introduction to Moral Issues
THEO 141 Ambrose of Milan
THEO/PHIL 311 Environmental Ethics
THEO 344 Rome & Christianity


Fr. Bud Grant

Christ the King Chapel 108
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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