Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Chestnut Hill College
Patrick McCauley, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Chestnut Hill College where he teaches religion, literature and philosophy. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology and Literature from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in English Literature from Binghamton University and a B.S. in Communications/Cinema Production from Ithaca College.
His first book, Reading by the Light of a Burning Phoenix: A Kantian Interpretation of Hesse, was published last summer by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. It offers a new interpretation of Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf and is grounded on Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy. He has also published the chapter, "On the Relation of Kant's Aesthetics to His Practical Work," in The Sacred and Profane: Contemporary Demands on Hermeneutics, edited by J.F. Keuss.