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Rev. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J.

April 2020


Father Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., is a member of the Philosophy Department at Fordham University, where he has taught since his ordination as a Catholic priest in 1992.

At Fordham he also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Philosophical Quarterly, as the Editor of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, and as Master of Queen's Court Residential College for Freshmen. He regularly teaches courses on natural law ethics and on medieval philosophy.

He has produced videotaped lecture-courses on Aristotle's Ethics, on Natural Law and Human Nature, and on Biblical Wisdom Literature for The Teaching Company, and most recently one on St John Paul II's Veritatis Splendor for the International Catholic University.

In addition to publishing various articles and book chapters, he has authored a monograph entitled An Introduction to Medieval Philosophy: Basic Concepts (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). This past year, he co-edited with Graham Oppy a volume entitled Theism and Atheism: Opposing Viewpoints in Philosophy (Gale Cengage, 2019).

We are honored to have Father Koterski join our Board of Directors. Father is very enthusiastic and loves sharing his knowledge with as many people as possible through his teaching assignments, his presentations at numerous academic and professional conferences, and in various popular venues. In addition to his position at Fordham University, he has also been teaching at St. Joseph Seminary (Archdiocese of New York), St. John Fisher Seminary (Diocese of Bridgeport) and Cardinal Kung Academy (a classical High School in Stamford Connecticut).

As someone concerned about religious persecution in many parts of the world, Father wrote an insightful article on this topic in 2019. He strongly recommended that we become better prepared spiritually and psychologically to defend our faith. This preparation must include prayers, sacrifice, and reading the writings of missionaries who have suffered persecution. Father has acknowledged the influence of many heroic Jesuit martyrs in China, Russia, and other communist countries.

The Directors look forward to working with Father Koterski to spread the message of the persecuted church in China, and to assist the persecuted church directly through the Foundation's programs.


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