Fr. David Bellusci, O.P.

Father David Bellusci belongs to the Dominican Order, and has taught philosophy in English and French at the Dominican University College in Ottawa and in both India and Colombia. His research has focused on St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Italian Renaissance/16th century Humanism. His doctoral work in philosophy explored the subject of God’s love and published into a book, Amor Dei in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. His Master’s in moral theology handled the problem of addiction employing Thomistic anthropology and ethics.

His areas of teaching and writing include History of Ideas, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of God, Saint Augustine, and Thomist ethics. His creative interest in poetry led to an existential collection of poems, Ontology of Blue, published in 2016. Father Bellusci has recently completed a book manuscript on Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

He is a member of the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, and the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers. He presently writes a monthly philosophy column for the BC Catholic. Father Bellusci has lived in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy and France.

B.A. University of Toronto; M.A. University of Calgary; M.F.A. University of Nebraska; M.A. Th. and Ph.D. Dominican University College.


Spring 2018 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 304 CP, Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

Fall 2017 Courses - Glover Road Campus

PHIL 111 CP, History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval 

Fall 2017 Courses - Walnut Grove Campus

PHIL 101, Ancient Philosophy 

PHIL 201, Modern Philosophy