Dr. Don St. John
Professor of Religion
B.A., St. Francis College (PA)
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Fordham University
Religions of Asia, Native American Religions, and Environmental Philosophy/Spirituality.
Dr. St. John has focused much of his recent research and publishing on Thomas Merton (1915-1968), the American Catholic spiritual writer. In 2004 Don won a Catholic Press Association award for "Teilhard in the 21st Century: The Emerging Spirit of Earth," co-edited with Arthur Fabel. Editor of "Teilhard Studies" from 1994-2007, Don is also founder and editor of "Ecospirit," a mini-journal dedicated to the exploration of ecological spirituality.
”Ecological Wisdom in Merton’s Chuang Tzu,” in Merton & the Tao, Serran-Pagan, ed. (Louisville: Fons Vitae Press, 2013), pp.103-123.
Review of the book The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton, by Monica Weis, The Merton Annual Vol. 24(2012): 281-285.
"Contemplation & Cosmos: Merton on Maximus and Teilhard."Teilhard Studies, Spring, 2011.
"Thomas Merton's Troubling Questions on Violence: From Auschwitz to Vietnam," Prajna Vihara Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 10 No. 1-2 (Jan-Dec, 2009), pp. 3-50.
Religions of India: Hinduism and Buddhism
Religious Thought of China & Japan
Native American Religions
The Moral Life in Four Asian Traditions
Contemplative Spirituality: Buddhist and Christian
Spiritual Poetry in the World's Religions
The Holy Fool
Religion & Ecology
The Legacy of Thomas Merton
Phone: 610 861-1585