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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Arthur Lenti, SDB

Arthur Lenti, SDB

Adjunct Professor of Theology

Education:

  • BA: Don Bosco College (NJ)
  • STL: Salesian Pontifical Atheneum (Turin)
  • STL: Pontificia Università Salesiana (Rome)
  • SSL: Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome)
  • Doctor of Sacred Theology – Honoris Causa: DSPT on 25 Jan 2008.

Professional Bio:

Fr. Arthur’s professional career has consisted mostly of teaching higher education. These assignments have included: Salesian College, Aptos, CA,  St. Francis Seminary, Watsonville, CA and Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH. He also taught at St. Mary’s College, Providence College, and Aquinas College during summer semesters. Fr. Arthur attended the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome to focus on Salesian Research. He later became one of the founders of the Institute of Salesian Studies in Berkeley, CA, and has been continuing his research and teaching Salesian Studies there ever since.

Don Bosco Founder (HS-2881)
Don Bosco Builder (HS-2882)

Don Bosco: History and Spirit. Vol. 7, Don Bosco’s Golden Years. Roma: LAS – Libreria Ateneo Salesiano, 2010.

Don Bosco. History and Spirit. A critical survey of the life and times of Saint John Bosco (1815-1888). Roma: LAS – Libreria Ateneo Salesiano, 2007-2010.

Don Bosco. His Pope and His Bishop, The Trials of a Founder. Roma: LAS – Libreria Ateneo Salesiano, 2006.

“Madonnas for Times of Trouble . . . Mary under the Titles of Immaculate Conception and Help of Christians.” Journal of Salesian Studies 11:1 (2000) 1-62.

“Politics of the ‘Our Father’ and the Holy Father: Don Bosco Mediation in Church-State Affairs.” Journal of Salesian Studies 10:2 (1999) 181-245.

“Don Bosco’s Love Affair with ‘Poor and Abandoned’ Young People and the Beginning of the Oratory.” Journal of Salesian Studies 6:1 (1995) 1-80.

“The Bosco-Gastaldi Conflict . . . from 1874 to the Enforce Reconciliation (Concordia) 9n 1882.” Journal of Salesian Studies 5:1 (1994) 35-131.

“The Convitto Ecclesiastico-‘Where One Learnt to Be a Priest’.” Journal of Salesian Studies3:1 (1992) 39-77.

“Don Bosco’s Vocation-Mission Dream-Its Recurrence and Significance.” Journal of Salesian Studies 2:1 (1991) 43-156.

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