The Church: Sacrament in the World


Ron Carstens PhD

Event Date: 

September 20, 2012 - 3:30pm


Sansbury Hall, Colonial Room

The eighth and final lecture in The Big Ideas of the Second Vatican Council lecture series sponsored by the Center for Dominican Studies and the Martin de Porres Center.

Dr. Carstens is Professor of Political Science and the Humanities at Ohio Dominican University, having joined the faculty as assistant professor in 1974, becoming a full professor with tenure in 1985. The students of Ohio Dominican voted him the Conley Award for Outstanding Teacher in 2001. This year, Dr. Carstens has become our first holder of the Dominican Professorate.


B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, 1969

M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Philosophy, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1972 and 1974

Recent Publications:

Why St. Francis of Assisi Still Matters, Indianapolis, IN: Dogear pub. 2011.

“Thinking, Judging, Acting: The Life of the  Mind and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.” Dominican Studies Journal. Centennial Edition. 2011.

Falling into Grace: the Fiction of Andrew Greeley. Bloomington, IN: Iuniverse, 2008.

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