Stephen J. Blackwood

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Stephen James Blackwood is a scholar, academic administrator, and social entrepreneur born in 1975.[1] He is the founding President of Ralston College, a start-up institution of higher education in Savannah.[2][3][4] He specializes in the literary history of philosophy,[5] and his work has focused particularly on Boethius.[6][7][8][9] Oxford University Press has announced that his book The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy will appear in 2015.[10] He was educated at the University of King's College, Dalhousie University,[11] and Emory University,[12] and has been a Fellow in the English Department of Harvard University and a Fellow in the Faculty of Divinity of Trinity College, Toronto. Some years ago he was the founding Executive Director of St George's YouthNet,[13][14] an educational mentoring program for inner-city youth in the North End district of Halifax, Nova Scotia, after which he was for two years a teaching fellow in the Foundation Year Programme,[15] a core-text program for first-year undergraduates at the University of King's College.[16] He is a citizen of both the United States and Canada, and is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He also sits on the Board of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.[17] He has recently been in the public eye as a defender of the integrity of the private sphere[18] and as an opponent of Obamacare.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29]


  1. ^ Ralston College. "Stephen Blackwood". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Fish, Stanley Eugene (November 8, 2010). "The Woe-Is-Us Books". Opinionator. The New York Times. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kimball, Roger (February 22, 2013). "How to Choose a College: A Primer". Roger's Rules. PJ Media. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. "Pope Center Authors: Stephen Blackwood". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2006). "Songs of Salvation: Diogenes of Oinoanda and Epicurean Hymnody". Pagani e Cristiani alla Ricerca della Salvezza (Secoli I-III), Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum 96. Rome: Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum (XXXIV Incontro di Studiosi dell’Antichità Cristiana). pp. 379–394. 
  6. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2002). "Philosophia's Dress: Prayer in Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy". Dionysius XX: 139–152. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (July 13, 2011). "The Consolation of Philosophy and the Aural Tradition". Oxford Patristics. International Conference on Patristic Studies. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2007). "Mixing Ancient Beats: Boethius and the Power of Poetic Meter" (PDF). 2007 Annual Conference on Christian Philosophy: Boethius. Franciscan University of Steubenville. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2009). "Flēbĭlĭs heū maēstōs cōgŏr ĭnīrĕ mŏdōs: Boethius and Rhythmic Power". In Achard, Martin; Hankey, Wayne; Narbonne, Jean-Marc. Perspectives sur le Néoplatonisme. Presses de l'Université Laval. ISBN 2763787029.  PDF Table of Contents
  10. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2015). The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford University Press. p. 398. ISBN 9780198718314. 
  11. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (1999). The Role of Prayer in Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy. p. 122. ISBN 0612493172. 
  12. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2010). The Meters of Boethius: Rhythmic Therapy in the Consolation of Philosophy. p. 384. 
  13. ^ St George's YouthNet (2014). "St George's YouthNet". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ St George's YouthNet (2014). "History". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ St Thomas's, Huron Street (2009). "Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  16. ^ King's College. "Foundation Year Programme". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  17. ^ Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. "Dr Stephen Blackwood". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  18. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (January 15, 2015). "Who among us has not said privately something that, if made public, would destroy us?". The National Post. Retrieved January 21, 2015. 
  19. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (February 23, 2014). "ObamaCare and My Mother's Cancer Medicine". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ Kimball, Roger (February 24, 2014). "The Human Face of Obamacare". Roger's Rules. PJ Media. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  21. ^ "OPINION: Stephen Blackwood in The Wall Street Journal: Obamacare and My Mother’s Cancer Medicine". The Committee on Energy and Commerce of the United States House of Representatives. February 24, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  22. ^ Wicker, Roger (February 24, 2014). Remarks on the floor of the US Senate (TV News Archive). C-Span. 
  23. ^ "Senate - February 24, 2014" (PDF). Congressional Record. 113th Congress: S994–S995. February 24, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  24. ^ Wicker, Roger (March 3, 2014). "Weekly Report". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  25. ^ Leef, George (February 27, 2014). "Oops-care". The Freeman. Foundation for Economic Education. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  26. ^ Cavuto (March 3, 2014). Losing Health-Care Coverage Due to ObamaCare. Fox Business Network. 
  27. ^ The Willis Report (March 6, 2014). Losing Cancer Coverage Due to ObamaCare. Fox Business Network. 
  28. ^ Johnson, Scott (March 8, 2014). "A Word from Stephen Blackwood". Power Line. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 
  29. ^ Johnson, Scott (April 3, 2014). "The Blackwood Letter". Power Line. Retrieved September 9, 2014. 

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