Faculty and Fellows Bibliography

Research and Scholarship

The Fellows and Faculty of the Collegium Augustinianum represent some of the world's most distinguished scholars in the fields of philosophy, theology, medieval studies, byzantine studies and classics. Most of our scholars are dedicated to research and writing on St. Augustine of Hippo and his vast philosophical and theological influence on Western thought, especially on Medieval thought, Reformation theology and on ninetieth and twentieth century, Continental thought (and particularly concerning existentialism and phenomenology.) 

Select Books Published by our Fellows & Faculty
In The Soul of a Nation, Christopher Altieri contends that the forma mentis of the founding intellectual heritage of the United States is really steeped in the ancient thought of Athens that continued through ancient Christian thought. Engaging the twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Stanley Cavell--in critical conversation with the founding fathers--Altieri shows that a broad conversation regarding the constitution of society is constitutively present in the public discourse of the people that began to recognize itself during the imperial crisis of the late eighteenth-century British America; that the participants in that conversation have at least an inchoate awareness of society as at once cosmic and anthropological; and that that political society is therefore an apt field of study in and for the general science of order. 
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, Daniel P. Tompkins and Patrick A. Messina, details two major symposia on the topic of Christian (Augustinian) just war theory, its strengths and weaknesses, and its controversial application to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The renowned participants represent some of the most distinguished philosophers, theologians and foreign policy makers in the world, including John D. Caputo, Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., Joseph Margolis, Cardinal Seán O’Malley (Preface), Roland J. Teske, S.J. (Foreword) and Frederick Van Fleteren. By intersecting philosophy, theology and foreign policy, this book greatly contributes to the global discussion of the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it provides the foundation for analysizing present and future conflicts. 

Confessions of Love: The Ambiguities of Greek Eros and Latin Caritas, edited by Craig J. N. de Paulo et al.,  includes a collection of essays by internationally renowned scholars such as Phillip Cary, Roland Teske and Leonid Rudnytzky, tackling some historic, controversial “confessions” of love.  Inspired by the Augustinian tradition, this volume focuses on the ambiguous nature of love, especially with regard to some of the conflicting aspects of Greek eros and its ancient Latin rival, caritas, in great thinkers like Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Marsilio Ficino, Freud and Max Scheler. This volume will be of interest to humanities, philosophy, theology, history and classics departments seeking a new way to approach the Western tradition through the historic controversy in the West over eros and caritas.  Finally, its focus on the retrieval and disclosure of sensuality and eroticism in these great texts will also be of special interest to postmodernism and hermeneutics. 

The Life of Augustine: Part One: Childhood to Episcopal Consecration (354-396). Memoire Ecclesiastique. Vol. XIII. by Louis Sebastien Le Nain de Tillemont. trans. Frederick Van Fleteren. This biography of Augustine of Hippo was published posthumously in 1700. The work lies in the tradition of Jansenism from the Port Royal School and the Louvain. Although an ascetic recluse for the last twenty years of his life, Tillemont was in contact with important scholars and ecclesiastical movements of his time. His work is the first modern biography of Augustine and the most comprehensive of all Augustinian biographies. His method has had influence on Parisian scholarship on Augustine that can be seen even today. This English translation has been divided into three volumes: 1) Birth to Episcopoal Consecration (354-396), 2) The Donatist Controversy (397-411) and 3) The Pelagian Controversy (412-430).

The Influence of Augustine on Heidegger: The Emerigence of an Augustinian Phenomenology, edited by Craig J. N. de Paulo, represents one of the first and single most important contribution to the study surrounding the historical and philosophical influence of St. Augustine of Hippo on Martin Heidegger’s early thought and his magnus opus, Being and Time. The volume includes a preface by John Macquarrie and contributions from some of the most distinguished scholars of Heidegger and Augustine, including Preface by John Macquarrie and a comprehensive Introduction detailing the history of the connection between Augustine and the Existential and Phenomenological movements by Craig J. N. de Paulo and the following chapters: Robert Dodaro, O.S.A. on "Fear of Death in the Thought of Augustine of Hippo," Theodore Kisiel on "Situating Augustine in Salvation History, Philosophy’s History, and Heidegger’s History," Matthias Fritsch on "Cura et Casus: Heidegger and Augustine on the Care of the Self," Peg Birmingham on "Heidegger and Augustine: The Will and the Word," George Pattison on "Heidegger, Augustine and Kierkegaard: Care, Time and Love," Daniel Dahlstrom om "The Phenomenological Reformation in Heidegger’s Early Augustine Lectures," James K.A. Smith on "Confessions of an Existentialist: Reading Augustine After Heidegger," Wayne J. Hankey on "Bultmann Redivivus Radicalised: Augustine and Jesus as Heideggerian Existentialists (A Response to James K.A. Smith’s article), "James K.A. Smith on "Remythologizing Heidegger: A Response to Hankey" and Craig J.N. de Paulo on "Following Heidegger’s Footnotes to Augustine on Timor Castus and Servilis."

The Works of Ioannes Lydus (Volumes I-IV), Translated with an Introduction by Anastasius C. Bandy and Edited by Anastasia Bandy, Demetrios J. Constantelos and Craig J. N. de Paulo, with a Preface by Michael Maas. With original translations of the major works of Ioannes Lydus, a Sixth-centry Byzantine philosopher, antiquarian and scribe at the Court of Emperor Justinian the Great, this work represents a monumental accomplishment for Byzantine Studies and scholars of Ioannes Lydus.  In this new collection, Professor Anastasius Bandy provides new translations of these ancient works by Lydus that come down to us as De Mensibus, De Ostentis and De Magistratibus. 
Augustine of Hippo: Philosopher, Exegete and Theologian: A Second Collection of Essays (Marquette Studies in Philosophy), by Roland J. Teske, S.J. This volume includes articles and chapters written over a span of years from 1980 to 2005. Some of the essays include topics concerning Augustine as a philosopher, Augustine's understanding of reality, Platonic influences on Augustine, Augustine's exegetical writings, Augustine as a theologian, etc. 

Paradoxes of Time in Saint Augustine by Roland J. Teske, S.J. In this work, Father Teske turns to a comprehensive examination of Augustine's philosophy of time. Augustine never repented for his early rejection of blind faith's response to the rationalist question "What did God do before creating?" Instead, for the first time in Christian thought, as Teske shows, Augustine developed a notion of timeless eternity, based on Plotinus.