Prior to Zaytuna College
After having studied continental philosophy and existentialism as an undergraduate, Dr. Mark Damien Delp pursued primarily ancient and medieval topics, especially the metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas and Neoplatonism, in his graduate study. Over the years he has taught scholastic logic, medieval metaphysics, psychology and epistemology, Neoplatonism, and medieval cosmology, including courses on various ancient and medieval figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Proclus, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Beginning at the University of San Francisco (two years), his teaching years were spent mostly at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California (12 years). Courses: Logic and Philosophy.
- Hermetis Trismegisti De Sex Rerum Principiis, Cura et Studio: Paolo Lucentini, Mark D. Delp (Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CXLII. Hermes Latinus II), Turnhout 2006.
- “Abstract and Concrete Terms: A Study in Thomas Aquinas’s Exegesis of Platonic Texts,” in P. Arfé, I. Caiazzo, and A. Sannino (eds.), Adorare Caelestia, Gubernare Terrena. Atti del Colloquia Internazionale In Onore Di Paolo Lucentini, Naples, 6-7 November 2007 (Instrumenta Patristical et Mediaevalia), Turnhout 2011, 343-361.
- “The immanence of Ratio in the Cosmology of the De sex rerum principiis,” in P. Lucentini, I. Parri, and V. Peronne Compagni (eds.), Hermetism from late antiquity to humanism: La tradizione ermetica dal mondo tardo-antico all'umanesimo: Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Naples, 20-24 November 2001 (Instrumenta Patristical et Mediaevalia), Turnhout 2003, 63-79.
- “Alcuin: Master and Practitioner of Dialectic,” in Proceedings of the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference (Augustinian Historical Institute, Villanova University), Vols. 16/17/, 91-103.
- “Christian Platonism”; “Pseudo-Dionysius”; “Siger of Brabant”; “William of Moerbeke,” in Robert Benedetto (ed.), The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, Volume One, Louisville-London, 2008.
Education: Ph.D., Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute, 1994. M.M.S., University of Notre Dame Medieval Institute, 1992. M.A., Philosophical Theology, Graduate Theological Union, 1988 B.A., Sonoma State University, 1984.