Dr. Jan C. Bentz (1986) was born and raised in Germany and holds a doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome, Italy) and a Masters in Sacred Art, Architecture, and Liturgy and a Masters in Church and Religious studies. Dr. Bentz is a Lecturer and Tutor at Blackfriars Studium (Blackfriars Hall) in Oxford. Past employment included an adjunct professorship at the Catholic University of America’s Rome program, a visiting professorship at Christendom College’s Rome Program, and teaching for IES Study Abroad in Rome. Prof. Bentz regularly contributes to The European Conservative and has worked as video producer for EWTN and contributed written work for Catholic News Agency, Jüdische Rundschau, Zenit, and H2O News in the past. His fields of expertise include Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, Thomism, and Philosophy of Art focusing on Christian Sacred Art. His philosophical research focus is philosophy of being, 17th and 18th century German idealism, Thomism, Utopia, and Transhumanism. He most recently edited a dedicatory book on Thomas Molnar.

Visiting Fellow of MCC: August - September, 2023