COLLEGIUM AUGUSTINIANUM
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS


GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY AND CLASSICS


Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo is Distinguished Fellow and Professor of Philosophy, Theology and Humanities at the Collegium Augustinianum. He holds the Ph.D. and Ph.L. degrees from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome, a M.A. degree in philosophy and theology from Villanova University and a B.A. degree in philosophy from La Salle University. His wrote his doctoral dissertation on the historical and philosophical influence of St. Augustine on Martin Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit, having the renowned Anglican theologian and Heidegger scholar, John Macquarrie, as a guest reader. He also conducted doctoral research at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, working under the mentorship of Tarsicius van Bavel, O.S.A. While an undergraduate, he completed studies in philosophy and letters at the Universitè de Fribourg in Switzerland. Having earned his doctorate at the age of twenty-seven, Professor de Paulo has held several professorial appointments at the Gregorian University in Rome, Fordham University, Boston College and Temple University over the last twenty-five years. He has also published many scholarly articles and several books, and he continues to lecture widely in Europe and in the United States in various visiting and adjunct appointments.


A Christian Existential phenomenologist and philosopher of ambiguity, de Paulo refers to his scholarly work as "Augustinian phenomenology," which is founded upon existential insights from Augustine and Martin Heidegger's Sein und Zeit methodology. Professor de Paulo is also interested in hermeneutical approaches back to other ancient sources (and especially Christian patristic writers) with a philosophical focus on ambiguity, confusion, paradox, anxiety, struggle and restlessness. 


Having studied and worked with some of the great philosophers, theologians and scholars of our time, including Tarcisius van Bavel, O.S.A., Anastasius C Bandy, John D. Caputo, Demetrios Constantelos, Cardinal Georges Cottier, O.P., Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., John Macquarrie, Jaroslav Pelikan and Roland J. Teske, S.J., de Paulo is associated with the current "theological turn in phenomenology" movement. A recognized scholar of Augustine of Hippo and his influence on Western thought and especially on existentialism and phenomenology, his 1995 Doctoral Dissertation “Being and Conversion: A Phenomenological Ontology of Radical Restlessness" demonstrated for the first time the profound philosophical and "constitutional" influence of Augustine on Heidegger's magnum opus. 


Areas of specialization: Augustine of Hippo; Augustine’s influence on Medieval philosophy and theology; Augustine’s influence on phenomenology, especially Martin Heidegger; History of philosophy and theology; phenomenology of religion; hermeneutics of ambiguity; Christian Existential phenomenology; Augustinian phenomenology; Just war theory and the Ethics of War; Philosophy and Literature.


Books by Craig J. N. de Paulo
On the Months (De Mensibus), Volume I of The Works of Ioannes Lydus, trans. Anastasius C. Bandy and edited by Anastasia Bandy, Demetrios J. Constantelos and Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor. (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013) Details: Original translation and critical commentary by Anastasius C. Bandy. Preface by Michael Maas. Forward by Demetrios Constantelos. Forward by Craig J. N. de Paulo. The four volumes deals with the three important works by the Sixth-century Byzantine antiquarian and writer, Ioannes Lydus, who served at the Court of the Emperor, Justinian I, the Great. 
On Celestial Signs (De Ostentis), Volume II of The Works of Ioannes Lydus, trans. Anastasius C. Bandy and edited by Anastasia Bandy, Demetrios J. Constantelos and Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor. (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013) Details: Original translation and critical commentary by Anastasius C. Bandy. Preface by Michael Maas. Forward by Demetrios Constantelos. Forward by Craig J. N. de Paulo. The four volumes deals with the three important works by the Sixth-century Byzantine antiquarian and writer, Ioannes Lydus, who served at the Court of the Emperor, Justinian I, the Great.  
On Powers, or the Magistracies of the Roman State (De Magistratibus), Volume III of The Works of Ioannes Lydus, trans. Anastasius C. Bandy and edited by Anastasia Bandy, Demetrios J. Constantelos and Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor. (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013) Details: Original translation and critical commentary by Anastasius C. Bandy. Preface by Michael Maas. Forward by Demetrios Constantelos. Forward by Craig J. N. de Paulo. The four volumes deals with the three important works by the Sixth-century Byzantine antiquarian and writer, Ioannes Lydus, who served at the Court of the Emperor, Justinian I, the Great.  
Index to the Three Volumes of Ioannes Lydus (De Mensibus, De Ostentis, De Magistratibus), Volume IV of The Works of Ioannes Lydus, trans. Anastasius C. Bandy and edited by Anastasia Bandy, Demetrios J. Constantelos and Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor. (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013) Details: Original translation and critical commentary by Anastasius C. Bandy. Preface by Michael Maas. Forward by Demetrios Constantelos. Forward by Craig J. N. de Paulo. The four volumes deals with the three important works by the Sixth-century Byzantine antiquarian and writer, Ioannes Lydus, who served at the Court of the Emperor, Justinian I, the Great.  
Confessions of Love: The Ambiguities of Greek Eros and Latin Caritas, edited by Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor, et al. American University Studies Series, vol. 7: Theology and Religion. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2011. Details: Collection of scholarly essays on love. Distinguished contributors include Roland Teske, S.J., Phillip Cary, Leonid Rudntyzky, Bernhardt Blumenthal, et al.
Augustinian Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Confessions, Contentions and the Lust for Power,edited by Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor, et al. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2011. Details: A work concerning Augustine’s influence on Christian just war theory and the rhetoric of just war theorists from two symposia in addition to an Augustinian critique of the wars. Preface by Most Rev. Sean Cardinal O’ Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston. Foreword by Roland J. Teske, S.J. Chapter One is a brief history of Augustine’s influence on the theory. Chapter Two includes a transcript of a symposium on the topic that includes the following distinguished contributors: Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., John D. Caputo, Most Rev. Edwin Cardinal O’Brien, Ambassador Thomas Melady, Col. Jack Jacobs, Dr. Joseph Hagan. Chapter Three includes a transcript of a colloquium on the topic that includes the following distinguished scholars and contributors: Joseph Margolis, Frederick Van Fleteren, Brian Kane, et al. (Advance Praise by James J. O’Donnell and Arthur Waldron.)
The Influence of Augustine on Heidegger: The Emergence of an Augustinian Phenomenology, edited with an Introduction by Craig J. N. de Paulo Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006. Details: Preface by John Macquarrie and distinguished contributors include Robert Dodaro, O.S.A., Peg Birmingham, Theodore Kisiel, Daniel Dahlstrom, George Pattison, James K. A. Smith, Wayne Hankey and Matthias Fritsch. (Advance Praise by James J. O’Donnell, Jaroslav Pelikan and Joseph Margolis and reviewed in the American Catholic Philosophy Quarterly, vol. 82, Spring 2008, issue no. 2, in article form.) Bishop de Paulo is the founder of "Augustinian phenomenology," a field within phenomenology that merges the Christian existential thought of Augustine with the methodology of Martin Heidegger.
Ambiguity in the Western Mind, edited with an Introduction by Craig J. N. de Paulo, Senior Editor, et al. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2005. Details: Preface by Joseph Margolis and distinguished contributors include John D. Caputo, Camille Paglia, Jaroslav Pelikan, Roland Teske, S.J. et al. 
Being and Conversion.  Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2002. Details:  (Reprint of PhD dissertation from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome) concerning the influence of Augustine on Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit. (Advance Praise by John Macquarrie).