Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian, PhD

About Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian, PhD

The son of Armenian immigrants, Mitchell Kalpakgian was born in Milford Massachusetts, in 1941. He earned his BA in English from Bowdoin College in 1963, his MA in English from the University of Kansas in 1965, and his PhD 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 Novels, 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

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 from … [Read more...]