Benedict Nwachukwu-Udaku, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Philosophy
Phone: (626) 815-6000
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Biography

Benedict C. Nwachukwu-Udaku, Ph.D., is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Philosophy. His areas of expertise, research, and teaching interests include topics in ancient and modern philosophy, bioethics, intercultural dialogues, theological ethics, and the role of religion in the public sphere. His approach to the study of philosophy and theology is to establish a veritable setting and hermeneutics that justifies why fides et ratio are important in philosophical and theological research aimed at forming authentic disciples and scholars. His doctoral dissertation has been published, titled Sida en African: Reflexiones y propuestas desde el pueblo Igbo (Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, 2009). He has also published scholarly articles in international theological journals. Fr. Benedict is also a pastor of a multicultural ecclesial community, Sacred Heart Church in Rancho Cucamonga, and serves as a Vicar Forane of the West End Vicariate of the San Bernardino Diocese.

Education

  • Ph.D., Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  • M.A., Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Bioethics, Universidad Pontificia Comillas
  • B.Th., Bigard Memorial Seminary
  • B.Phil., Seat of Wisdom Seminary

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Philosophy

Expertise

  • Cultural Bioethics
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Pre-philosophical Way of Thinking as a Setting for Philosophical Studies and Research
  • Theological Ethics
  • The Role of Religion in the Public Sphere

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 220 – Introduction to Philosophy