Jonathan P. Yates, Ph.D./S.T.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

SAC, Room 238

Villanova University

Villanova, PA 19085

Office: (610) 519- 8892

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Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Augustinian Institute

Augustinian Studies

Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACSP)

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    Jonathan Yates is an Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Villanova University. He also serves as Editor of the academic journal Augustinian Studies. Jonathan came to Villanova in the Fall of 2005, after completing his dissertation in Historical Theology at the University of Louvain (KUL).

     Jonathanís area of expertise is Ancient Christianity, particularly Early Latin Christianity and the life, thought, and impact of Augustine of Hippo. At Villanova he regularly teaches the "Augustine and Culture Seminar" (for the ACSP) and both graduate and undergraduate courses in Villanovaís department of Theology and Religious Studies, including courses on Augustine, Early Christianity, and the history of biblical interpretation. Along with Dr. Chris Barnett, Jonathan is currently developing a course that will focus on depictions of belief and unbelief in contemporary cinema.

      Originally from a small town in Georgia, since 1993 Jonathan has lived, studied, and taught in Texas, Belgium, and Pennsylvania. Sports, and particularly baseball, have always been a part of his life. In fact, Jonathan has been an Atlanta Braves fan for as long as he can remember--well before their fabled streak of 14 straight division championships (1991-2005). He is married to Bess Wellborn, a fellow Southerner. 


Above and left: J. Vermeer (1632-1675),
         The Astronomer

"homo doctus
in se
semper diuitias

St. Paul St. Augustine Martin Luther