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About Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D.

The son of Armenian immigrants, Mitchell Kalpakgian was born in Milford Massachusetts, in 1941. He earned his B.A. in English from Bowdoin College in 1963, his M.A. in English from the University of Kansas in 1965, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1974. In the fall of 2008, he joined the faculty of Wyoming Catholic College as professor of humanities He was married for twenty-five years to the late Joyce Narsasian, and is the father of five children. He has written four books: The Marvellous in Fielding’s Novel, The Mysteries of Life in Children’s Literature, An Armenian Family, and Wisdom Ever Ancient, Ever New (a collection of essays). He is a regular contributor to New Oxford Review, Catholic Men’s Quarterly, Culture Wars, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

The Will in Augustine’s Confessions: The Law of the Mind and the Law of the Members

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Unlike the ancient Greek philosophers for whom virtue is knowledge, and vice is ignorance—the problem of evil being a matter of intelligence and education—Augustine discerns that the problem of evil results from man’s unruly will, not … [Read more...]

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