Faculty profile page for Professor David Belcastro, Ph.D. | Capital University


  • David Belcastro, Ph.D.


    David Belcastro

    Religion and Philosophy
    Renner Hall


    • Biography

      Dr. David Belcastro joined the faculty at Capital University in 1982. He has served in faculty governance in various capacities and has led student trips to Turkey, India and a Cistercian Monastery in Kentucky.

      Dr. Belcastro is president of the International Thomas Merton Society and co-editor of The Merton Annual. He also is an ordained pastor and a certified Yoga teacher. He volunteers weekly in the Center of Hope at First English Church. Professor Belcastro will be on sabbatical during the 2015-2016 academic year, during which he will finish a manuscript on Thomas Merton and Albert Camus.

    • Teaches

      Introduction to Religious Studies
      Biblical Literature
      History of Christian Thought
      Yoga Philosophy and Practice
      Thomas Merton

    • Degrees

      Ph.D., University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
      Master of Divinity, Rochester Center for Theological Studies
      Bachelor of Arts, Phillips University

    • Publications

      Co-editor of The Merton Annual since 2007
      For past decades, annual publication of articles on Thomas Merton, Albert Camus and Czeslaw Miliosz