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Rev. David Andrew Fisher, BA, STB, STL

Rev. David Andrew Fisher, BA, STB, STL

Rev. David Andrew Fisher, BA, STB, STL
Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles (Maronites)
Adjunct Professor of Spirituality

B.A. in Philosophy – Ohio Dominican College, 1980

S.T.B. in Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, 1983

S.T.L. in Fundamental Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, 1985

Certificate in Cultural Studies – University of Eichstatt, Germany, 1988

Former Assistant Professor (tenured) in Humanities, Columbus State

Former Adjunct Professor in Theology, Pontifical College Josephinum

Former Adjunct Professor in Philosophy, Ohio Dominican University

Former Adjunct Professor in Theology, Xavier University

Former Adjunct Professor in Theology, University of Dayton

Former Adjunct Professor in Philosophy, Central State University

Former Adjunct Professor in Theology, Mount Saint Mary Athenaeum of the West

Adjunct Professor in Philosophy, Rosemont College

Instructor in World Religions, Mainline School-Night

Adjunct Professor in Theology, Byzantine Catholic Seminary 

Cross Catholic Outreach – Outreach Priest/Preacher

Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus

Publications in Diakonia:
“Byzantine Ontology: The Thought of John Zizioulas”
“The Freedom of a Christian: The Thought of Christos Yannaras”

Publication in Ethics and Medics, National Catholic Bioethics Center
“The Holy Innocents: In Defense of the Unborn”

Publications in Crisis Magazine
“Paul’s Revolutionary Epistle: The Letter to Philemon”
“The Heresy of Atheism”
“Our Secular World Needs Christian Personhood”

Publications in The Maronite Voice
“The Season of Pentecost and The Spirit of Truth and Life”
“A Brief Reflection on Human Dignity”
“Christianity and the Human Person: The Patristic Synthesis”
“One in Christ: The Gospel and Prejudice”
“St. Abraham of Cyrrhus, Apostle of Lebanon”
“The Beautiful Shepherd of John 10:11”
“Husband and Wife for Eternity: The Thought of the Pre-Nicene Fathers”
“A Brief Introduction of St. Ignatius and St. Ephrem on The Mother of God”
“In This World, But Not Of It: A Constant Challenge”
“Isaac of Nineveh and Syriac Thought”
“On the Mercy of God and Human Forgiveness”
“The Priority of Love: Reflections on 1 Corinthians 13:1 -13”
“Purgatory: The Purifying Fire of Divine Love”
“Remembering Blessed Paul VI”
“The Syriac Origins of Byzantine Chant: St. Romanos the Melodist”
“The Bishop: A Brief Reflection From Tradition”
“The Four Ancient Sources”
“We Believe in the Resurrection”
“The Question of Universal Salvation: Will All Be Saved?”
“The Reawakening of the Laity”
“The Fathers of the Church and the Problem of a Suffering God”
“What Does God Ask Of Us: The Call To Holiness”
“The Origins of the Epiphany”
“How Should We Translate the Lord’s Prayer”
“Paul’s Revolutionary Epistle: The Letter to Philemon”
“The Season of Pentecost: The Gift of the Advocate”
“The Holy Cross: The Symbol of God’s Love”
“Of Martyrdom and Martyrs”
“Love and Transformation: A Lenten Reflection”
“Apostolic Faith: Ancient Faith”
“The God Who Shows His Face”

PROFILE

Born: 12 September, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio

Current Address: 525 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Telephone: 614.313.6073     E-Mail: david_andrew1@mac.com

EXPERIENCE

*       Pontifical College Josephinum (adjunct) Liturgy, 1985 – 1986

  • Ohio Dominican University (adjunct) – Philosophy, 1988 – 1994

Courses Taught: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Humanities

  • Xavier University of Cincinnati (temp. fulltime) – Theology, 1999 – 2001

Courses Taught: Introduction to Theology, The Church After Vatican II, World Religions

                *      University of Dayton (adjunct) – Intro to Theology, Islamic Studies 1998 – 2004

  • Columbus State Community College (full-time tenured), 1991 – 2007

Lead Instructor in Theology, Courses Taught: Humanities, World Religions, Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy

  • Central State University (adjunct), 2011-2013

Courses Taught: Ethics, Business Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy

                *      Mt. St. Mary Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio (adjunct), Eastern Christian Theology, 2012 – 2013

  • Rosemont College (visiting) 2005, (adjunct) 2013 – 2015 

Courses Taught: Ethics, Bio-Medical Ethics, Women Mystics, Introduction to Theology, Introduction to Philosophy

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (B.A.), Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio 1980.
  • Pontifical Bachelors in Sacred theology (S.T.B.), Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, 1983.
  • Pontifical Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), Specialization in Fundamental Theology {Philosophy of Religion}, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy 1985.
  • Culture and Philosophy (continuing education), University of Eichstatt, Eichstatt, Germany 1988.

Publications

  • “Byzantine Ontology: The Thought of John Zizioulas” in Diakonia
  • “The Thought of Christos Yannaras” in Diakonia
  • “The Holy Innocents: In Defense of the Unborn” in National Catholic Bioethics (Ethics and Medics)
  • Monthly Articles in the Maronite Voice
  • “Our Secular World Needs Christian Personhood”, Crises Magazine
  • “Paul’s Revolutionary Epistle: The Letter to Philemon, Crises Magazine

LANGUAGES

 *      English, Italian, Latin, Koine Greek, Syriac, German

         COURSES TAUGHT 

1985-2018

Intro. to Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Ethics

Bio-Medical Ethics

Applied Ethics

Logic

Ancient Philosophy

Medieval Philosophy

Modern Philosophy

Metaphysics

Medicine and the Humanities

World Religions

Comparative Religions

Islam

World Civilization

The Church After Vatican II

Introduction to Catholic Theology

Eastern Christian Thought

Critical Thinking

REFERENCES

Mrs. Anne Kuhlman, 2530 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Dr. Dona Reaser, 550 East Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43019

Dr. Alan Preti, Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19010

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio and willing to speak in any location. (mileage or air fare to be reimbursed by organization)

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