Jules van Schaijik has an undergraduate Theology degree from Franciscan University and graduate degrees in Philosophy from the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. His master’s thesis is a critical comparison of the thought of Rudolf Otto and (soon to be canonized) John Henry Newman on the relation between experience and conceptual knowledge in religion. His doctoral thesis dealt with Dietrich von Hildebrand’s contributions to the perennial problem of deliberate moral wrongdoing.
He has taught for Franciscan University in Steubenville OH, the International Theological Institute in Gaming, Austria, Ave Maria University in Naples FL, and Villanova University in Villanova PA.
He is happily married to Katie and has 5 children. Between 1996 and 2002 Katie and he published the University Concourse, an opinion journal for Franciscan University. In 2007 he and his family moved to West Chester, PA, where they founded the Personalist Project.
Jules is Dutch and travels home frequently for business and family. He is steeped in Christian Personalism. Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II), John Henry Newman, and Dietrich von Hildebrand are his guiding philosophical lights.
In his free time he likes to go cycling in and around beautiful Chester county.