Augustine Institute Faculty: Christopher O. Blum, Ph.D.
Christopher O. Blum, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Philosophy
Philosophy of Nature
History & Philosophy of Science
Catholic Intellectual Life since 1600
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., University of Virginia
Dr. Christopher Blum teaches courses in philosophy and on the history of evangelization and Catholic culture. He has made a special study of the intellectual virtues as understood by the Catholic tradition, with particular reference to the moral dispositions, practices, and institutional forms that conduce to the attainment of wisdom. This pursuit has been coupled with extensive practical work in administration, curricular development, and college teaching in the traditional liberal arts—notably geometry and logic, philosophy, and the great texts of the Catholic tradition. He has a particular interest in biology and the broadly-speaking Aristotelian tradition that understands organisms as living wholes. As a student of Catholic culture, he has published a number of translations from the French as well as essays and reviews in journals such as Logos, Modern Age, Nova et Vetera, and Pro Ecclesia. Dr. Blum and his wife Kathleen and their two children live in Littleton, Colorado.
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Meditations for Lent, edited and translated by Christopher O. Blum (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, forthcoming in the autumn of 2013).
St. Francis de Sales, The Sign of the Cross, edited and translated by Christopher O. Blum (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2013).
“Seeing the Good in Nature,” Second Spring 15 (2012): 82-89.
“A Study Bearing Fruit Beyond All Price: MacIntyre, Bossuet, and the Historian’s Craft,” Fides et Historia 44 (2012): 15-29.
“On the Recovery of Experience and the Search for a Christian Environmentalism,” Nova et Vetera, English Edition 10 (2012): 95-104.