D. C. Schindler

D. C. Schindler is associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. Schindler's research interests include the philosophy of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the concept of freedom in modern thinking, and the writings of Robert Spaemann. He is a contributing editor for Communio: International Catholic Review and coeditor of Robert Spaemann Reader: Philosophical Essays on Nature, God, and the Human Person (Oxford, 2015) and the festschrift Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler. Schindler has also authored several books, including The Catholicity of Reason (Eerdmans, 2013), The Perfection of Freedom: Schiller, Schelling, and Hegel Between the Ancients and the Moderns (Cascade Books, 2012), and Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Dramatic Structure of Truth: A Philosophical Investigation (Fordham, 2004).


Volume 132

Guests on Volume 132: David I. Smith, on how metaphors assumed by teachers lead them to imagine the vocation of teaching; Susan Felch, on how the metaphors of gardens, building, and feasting can inform the task of education; D. C. Schindler, on philosopher Robert Spaemann's understanding of a teleological nature; Malcolm Guite, on his seven sonnets based on the ancient “O Antiphons” sung traditionally during Advent; J. A. C. Redford, on setting Malcolm Guite’s “O Antiphon” sonnets to music


Volume 120

Guests on Volume 120: Douglas Rushkoff, on the experience of “present shock” and the consequent loss of belief in the capability of stories to convey the shape of reality to us; Phillip Thompson, on Thomas Merton's lifelong concern about the disorienting effects of the technological mindset; Jonathan Wilson, on how the life of the Trinity—a life of interpersonal giving and receiving—is the model of life within Creation, calling us to lives of generosity; James Bratt, on the life and thought of Abraham Kuyper, and on some of his early influences; D. C. Schindler, on how consciousness and reason are “ecstatic,” and necessarily involve reaching outside of ourselves; and Paul Elie, on how access to recordings enables a deeper understanding of music, and how the experience of Bach's music benefits from such depth.