|Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology|
|Latin: Collegium Augustinianum|
|Motto||Latin: Veritas per Caritatem
(For Truth through Charity)
|Established||28 August 1999|
|Type||Independent Graduate School|
|Religious affiliation||Catholic, Ecumenical,|
|Chancellor||Rodney R. Michel|
|Vice-Chancellor||William P. Boswell|
|Rector||Craig J. N. de Paulo|
|Location||Orlando, Florida, USA|
The Collegium Augustinianum is an international research institute and ecumenical graduate school of philosophy and theology in the Catholic, Augustinian tradition. Established in 1999 in Paris, its College of Fellows include some of the world's leading scholars in the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and the Augustinian tradition. The Collegium Augustinianum research institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was established in 2006 and offers library privileges to a special collection of ancient and medieval manuscripts available for residential fellows, students and visiting scholars. The Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology was founded in 2012 in Orlando, Florida as an independent Catholic and ecumenical institution. The administration and faculty represent a diversity of Christian traditions, including Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Orthodox and Evangelicals. The Collegium Augustinianum is dedicated to the thought of Augustine of Hippo, the Augustinian tradition and Augustine's influence on medieval, modern and contemporary thinkers, especially on existentialism and phenomenology.
Foundation and intellectual heritage
Inspired by the mid-nineteenth century scholarly legacy of Mgr. Henri-Nicolas Sylvestre Guillon, Père Armand-Benjamin Caillau and Père Jacques Paul Migne, the Collegium Augustinianum was founded in Paris in 1999. An affiliated institute was established in Rome in 2000, which moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2006. In 2012, the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology was established in Orlando, Florida. Dedicated to the study of Augustine of Hippo and his influence on Western philosophy and theology, and especially on medieval thought and on existentialism and phenomenology, the Collegium Augustinianum is governed by a College of Fellows, which includes some of the world’s most renowned scholars of Augustine. The Institute for Medieval Studies offers a special Ph.D. program in Medieval Christian palaeography for students who have a serious interest in medieval manuscripts. The Center for Nouvelle Théologie is dedicated to the thought of those theologians rooted in the Continental "ressourcement" movement, including Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Yves Congar, Karl Rahner, Hans Küng. The Institute for Augustinian Phenomenology is dedicated to the intellectual tradition of Christian Existential phenomenology, and especially the work of Wilhelmus Luijpen, O.S.A., Gabriel Marcel, Tarcisius Van Bavel, O.S.A. and John Macquarrie.
College of Fellows
The Collegium Augustinianum is governed by an international College of Fellows, including some of the world's leading scholars in the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo and the Augustinian tradition. The college was founded upon the idea of collegiality and that the fellows and faculty essentially constitute the college. Visiting Faculty from Oxford, Cambridge, Paris, Rome and other prestigious universities are contracted by the Collegium as supervisors and guest readers for theses and doctoral dissertatons. There are fellows regnant and fellows ad honorem, including:
- Thomas D. Carroll, Distinguished Fellow in Philosophy and Theology
- Craig J. N. de Paulo, Distinguished Fellow in Philosophy and Theology
- Reginald Foster (Latinist), O.C.D., Distinguished Fellow in Latin Lettres
- Patrick A. Messina, Fellow in Ancient Philosophy
- Roland J. Teske, S.J., Distinguished Fellow in Medieval Studies
- Tarcisius Van Bavel, O.S.A., Distinguished Fellow in Augustinian Theology(deceased)
- Frederick Van Fleteren, Distinguished Fellow in Patristic and Medieval Philosophy and current Chair of St. Augustine.
The graduate school confers non-residential, research degrees to an international student body. Theses and Dissertations are accepted in English, French, Italian, German and Dutch with the approval of the supervising professor and the Dean. The Collegium Augustinianum offers the S.Th.D., Ph.D., S.Th.M., Ph.M. and the Ph.B. degrees in philosophy, theology, Christian humanities and Medieval Christian palaeography. Students may also specialize in the history of philosophy, patristic theology, historical theology, medieval philosophy and theology or Augustinian phenomenology.
Research and publications
The fellows and faculty of the Collegium Augustinianum represent some of the most important scholars today in the fields of philosophy and theology, especially concerning Augustine, Medieval Augustinianism and Augustine's influence on existentialism and phenomenology. The Collegium Augustinianum also offers visiting fellowships for scholars and graduate students.
- Faculty of Philosophy
- Faculty of Theology
- Institute for Augustinian Phenomenology
- Center for Nouvelle Theologie
- Institute for Liturgical Studies
- Institute for Medieval Studies
- Hans Küng, Catholic priest, theologian (Doctor Divinitatis, honoris causa)
- Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Catholic Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Milan, Scripture scholar (Doctor Divinitatis, honoris causa)
- Rodney R. Michel, Anglican bishop (Doctor Divinitatis, honoris causa), current Chancellor of the Collegium Augustinianum
- Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglican theologian (Doctor Divinitatis, honoris causa)
- 2012-2013 Prospectus for Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology
- 2013 Honor's Convocation Program.
- 2013 Honor's Convocation Program.