Stephen J. Blackwood

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Stephen J. Blackwood (2012)

Stephen James Blackwood is an American 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, Georgia.[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 published his book The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy in 2015.[10][11][12][13][14][15] He was educated at the University of King's College, Dalhousie University,[16] and Emory University,[17] and has been a Fellow in the English Department of Harvard University. Some years ago he was the founding Executive Director of St George's YouthNet,[18] 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,[19] a core-text program for first-year undergraduates at the University of King's College.[20] 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 Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation.[21]


  1. ^ Ralston College. "Stephen Blackwood". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ Fish, Stanley Eugene (November 8, 2010). "The Woe-Is-Us Books". 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". International Conference on Patristic Studies. Oxford Patristics. 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. ^ Kimball, Roger. "The Critic's Notebook". ArmaVirumque (May 18, 2015). Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ Nielsen, Melinda (January 20, 2016). "Stephen Blackwood, The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy. Oxford Early Christian Studies.". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania: Bryn Mawr Commentaries, Inc. ISSN 1055-7660. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  13. ^ Moorhead, John. "Stephen Blackwood's The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy (2015)". The Classical Review. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Classical Association. 
  14. ^ Taylor, Luke (October 27, 2015). "Putting the Soul in Tune". First Things. New York, New York: The Institute on Religion and Public Life. ISSN 1047-5141. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  15. ^ Murdoch, Brian (October 9, 2015). "The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy. By Stephen Blackwood.". Literature and Theology. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. 2015. ISSN 1477-4623. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  16. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (1999). The Role of Prayer in Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy. p. 122. ISBN 0612493172. 
  17. ^ Blackwood, Stephen (2010). The Meters of Boethius: Rhythmic Therapy in the Consolation of Philosophy. p. 384. 
  18. ^ St George's YouthNet (2014). "History". Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  19. ^ St Thomas's, Huron Street (2009). "Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  20. ^ King's College. "Foundation Year Programme". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation. "Dr Stephen Blackwood". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 

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