Prof. John Stacer, SJ

/Prof. John Stacer, SJ

Prof. John Stacer, SJ

Professor Emeritus

From 1952 to 1956 Professor Emeritus John Stacer earned a BA in philosophy from Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama; from 1956 to 1957 an MA in philosophy from Spring Hill; from 1960 to 1964 a Licentiate in Theology from Saint Albert de Louvain, Belgium; and from 1966 to 1970 a PhD in Philosophy from Tulane University, New Orleans, specializing in North American Philosophy.

As emeritus he directs MA and BA Dissertations and teaches seminars in the philosophy of Gabriel Marcel, BA in first semester and MA in second.  Prior to becoming emeritus, he taught core courses in Philosophical Anthropology, Epistemology and Hermeneutics, and Metaphysics; Marcel and Bernard Lonergan among electives. He is most indebted to Marcel, with whom he and a colleague spent three days conversing; and to Lonergan, in whose two-week workshop on method he participated.

His principal interest and research is integrating philosophy with other humanities, including theology; and inculturating philosophy. Combining the two, he was a founding member of the John Courtney Murray Writers Group on Inculturated North American Philosophy and Theology. With it he authored “Divine Reverence for Us: God’s Being Present, Cherishing, and Persuading” in The Reasoning Heart, “The Hope of a World Citizen: Beyond National Individualism” in Beyond Individualism, and “Integrating Thomistic and Whiteheadian Perspectives on God”.

He loves mountains; has hiked three times to Mt. Whitney, highest in continental USA; and twelve times to Mt. Inyangani, highest in Zimbabwe. His email is