Dr. Winter was born and raised in Missouri, where he received his BA in English from Truman State University and married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth. They moved to Philadelphia so Ben could complete his MA in Theology at Villanova University, and then back to Saint Louis for doctoral work in historical theology. Their life is enriched daily by their twin daughters Julian and Lillian, born in 2014. Ben’s research interests include scholasticism, science and religion, philosophical theology, and mysticism. Outside the academy, he enjoys creating electronic music, travel, swimming, science fiction, and podcasts of all sorts.
BA Truman State University
MA Villanova University
PhD Saint Louis University
Classes Taught at Divine Word College
Introduction to Catholic Theology, Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Christology, Mariology
College Theology Society; International Medieval Sermon Studies Society, Medieval Academy of America; North American Patristics Society
“Pride and Humility in Bonaventure’s Collations.” Proceedings of the St. Bonaventure Conference: Frater, Magister, Minister et Episcopus. Forthcoming 2020.
“Bonaventure’s Collations and the Eternity of the World.” Preaching and New Worlds. Edited by Timothy Johnson, Katherine Wrisley-Shelby, and John Young. Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018.
“Breviloquium Part VII: ‘On the Repose of the Final Judgment.’” Co-authored with Kevin L. Hughes. A Companion to the Breviloquium. Edited by Dominic Monti, OFM and Katherine Wrisley-Shelby. St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2017.
Peru, Oman, Australia