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Craig J Neumann de Paulo - Religious Philosopher; Senior Editor; President of St.Peter's Institute
Craig J. Neumann de Paulo
Department: Intellectual Heritage
Web Homepage: www.cjndepaulo.com
IH Courses Taught: 51, 91
Teaching Interests: Philosophy, History of Ideas
Research Interests: St. Augustine and his historical and hermeneutical influence on Western thinkers, especially in the Middle Ages, during the Reformation and in Contemporary Continental Thought, especially Martin Heidegger, Phenomenology, Existentialism.
Noteworthy Accomplishments: He is General Editor of the Intellectual Heritage and Humanities Series, and Senior Editor of its inaugural volume, Ambiguity in the Western Mind (2005) and Senior Editor of its second volume, Eros and Ambiguity: Essays on Love Throughout the Ages, forthcoming in 2008. He is also Editor of The Influence of Augustine on Heidegger: The Emergence of an Augustinian Phenomenology (2006) and Senior Editor of another forthcoming volume, Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is also the author of Being and Conversion (2002). Currently, Professor de Paulo is writing a monograph on the topic of fear and love concerning the connection between Heidegger and Augustine. He is an active member of the American Philosophical Association and the American Catholic Philosophical Association among several other scholarly societies in Europe and in the United States. Professor de Paulo is also Senior Fellow of the Institute for Philosophy, Religion and Culture, Research Associate at the Augustinian Historical Institute at Villanova University and an honorary Academician of the Accademia di San Pietro in Rome.
QUOTE:http://www.temple.edu/temple_times_archives/2003/3-27-03/paulo.html (Proof Positive)
Standing at the front of his intellectual heritage class, he doesn’t look that different from his students. Clad in jeans and a baggy sweater, he greets each of them by name as they approach. Even when they’re late. How chivalrous, you might think?
Absolutely. Although he’s not in shining armor, visiting assistant professor Craig J. N. de Paulo is every inch a knight. Twice over, in fact.
Last April, he received the Knighthood of Merit in the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George from His Royal Highness, Prince Don Carlos di Borbone delle Due Sicilie. And if that wasn’t enough of a mouthful, six months later the Knighthood of Magisterial Grace in the Sovereign Military Hospitaler Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta was conferred upon him.
“The Order of St. George and the Knights of Malta are both Catholic orders. You have to receive these knighthoods either from the Pope, who is the highest of sovereigns, or the king of a sovereign state,” explained Paulo.
Knighthoods are awarded based on merit and service. The Order of Malta, which is the oldest chivalric order, dating back to before the Crusades, is particularly service-oriented.
One of Paulo’s service projects involves working with the Hispanic community in Camden. He also is president of the St. Peter’s Institute, a center that promotes the role of religion and philosophy in classical education.
His office is lined with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves filled with volumes of history, philosophy and literature. On the wall and in display cases are medals and insignia of his offices. There are several pictures of him with the Pope. He even has his very own coat of arms.
Paulo maintains a Web site that provides more information about his titles and his work at www.cjndepaulo.com. He also has many links to intellectual heritage resources.
Craig J. N. de Paulo, visiting assistant professor of humanities, displays the insignia of a Knight of Merit of the Order of St. George, one of two knighthoods he received last year. Paulo, who is very active in community service, also is a knight in the Order of Malta, the only chivalric order to date back to before the Crusades.
Intellectual Heritage professors Patrick Messina and Dr. Craig de Paulo are both influential members of the Philadelphia chapter of the Knights of Malta, a Catholic military order dating back to the Crusades. They hosted seven guests at the Union League on Broad Street for a symposium on just-war theory and its potential applications in the Middle East.
"There can be no abandoning of just-war principles," said Avery Cardinal Dulles, the ranking member of the Catholic Church in attendance, in his opening address. "The infliction of harm has to be justified."
De Paulo, who served as moderator for the event, later spelled out the "five plus two" principles for just war as established by St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas: "legitimate authority, just cause, right intention, [striking] military targets only, and [war as] a last resort...as well as a serious possibility of success" and a measure of "proportionality," which requires that more lives would be spared by taking action than by not.
QUOTE:http://media.www.temple-news.com/media/storage/paper143/news/2004/12/10/News/Cardinal.Colonel.Seek.To.Justify.War-827696.shtml (Proof Positive II)
Media Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Craig de Paulo
Dr. Craig de Paulo in full regalia similar to what he wore to Monday´s just war symposium held at the Union League, seen here with Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, his wife Catherine.
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