About Principles

Principles is the free bimonthly periodical of Christendom College.

Christendom College embraces Blessed John Henry Newman’s vision of a liberal education that disciplines the intellect and thereby forms good members of society who will bring sound principles to their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. The ends of liberal education are thus both the flourishing of the individual and the renewal of the temporal order. At Principles, we publish essays that serve these ends, bringing the fruits of this formation to bear upon contemporary questions.

The opinions expressed in Principles are not necessarily the views of Christendom College.

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Editorial Board

Christopher J. Lane
Christopher J. Lane, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of History at Christendom College. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Notre Dame focused on the history of vocational discernment and of lay vocation in early modern France.
Andrew Beer
Andrew Beer completed his Ph.D. in Classics with a dissertation titled, “Socrates and the Art of Healing Souls: A Study in Socratic Rhetoric.” He is an Assistant Professor in the department of Classical and Early Christian Studies.
Christopher Shannon
A graduate of Yale, Christopher Shannon, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Christendom College and author of the highly acclaimed Bowery to Broadway: The American Irish in Classic Hollywood Cinema. 
Thomas Stanford III
Thomas W. Stanford III, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of English Language and Literature at Christendom College. He earned his BA and MA in English from the University of Dallas, and his PhD from the Catholic University of America.
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