Christopher Blum

Christopher Blum was educated at the University of Virginia and holds the Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He taught history, philosophy, and natural science for many years at Christendom College and Thomas More College before joining the Augustine Institute in 2013 as Academic Dean. Now serving as Provost, Blum is responsible for the overall direction of the Graduate School of Theology and the development of its programs and alumni outreach. He is the author, with Joshua P. Hochschild, of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in an Age of Distraction.

Journal Articles

News from the Graduate School of Theology

Truth in a Time of Turmoil

July 26, 2023
“To catch sight of the truth is difficult in one way; in another, easy” (Metaphysics II.1.993a30). Aristotle’s observation can be appreciated by considering the differences among truths.
News from the Graduate School of Theology

Rejoicing in our new Graduates

May 31, 2023
On Saturday May 6, 2023, forty-seven Augustine Institute graduates gathered at St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial, Colorado for the annual Commencement exercises.
Grace upon grace

The Good Soil

May 16, 2022
On a lovely late April morning in Centennial, Colorado, the Augustine Institute celebrated its fifteenth commencement exercises, at which forty new Masters graduates received their diplomas and were sent out to “live in the tension” by our commencement speaker, Fr. James Mason.
News from the Graduate School of Theology

Jars of Clay

May 12, 2022
“We have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). With the memorable image of the clay pot – or “earthen vessel” – St. Paul conveys the high truth of the primacy of grace . . .
Grace upon grace

New Evangelization in Ireland

April 7, 2022
The New Evangelization in Ireland has begun, and the Augustine Institute is honored to be participating in the work. We asked our distance-education students in Ireland to share a few words with our readers, and we were delighted to receive four beautiful testimonies to their faith, hope, and charity.

Patience hath a perfect work

January 2, 2022
“Patience hath a perfect work.” The saying comes from St. James, from his epistle as found in the Douay-Rheims Bible (Jas 1:4). In the King James Version, it appears as a mild command with the virtue personified: “let patience have her perfect work.” The editors of the Revised Standard . . .

The Light of Faith

February 28, 2022
“He had left peace, stillness, contemplation, the vision of heaven, and he had come into pain, grief, confusion, perplexity, disappointment, and debate.” So Newman imagined St. Peter’s experience of coming down from the Mount of the Transfiguration.