Mike Young

Michael Young

Lecturer, Humanities


About Dr. Michael Young

Michael R. Young is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with bachelor, masters and Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies degrees, and of the University of Dallas with masters and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy.  Dr. Young is a professor in Faulkner University’s Great Books Honors College and in the Humanities Department.  As the director of Faulkner’s Institute of Faith and the Academy, he founded the academic publication, the Journal of Faith and the Academy, and is serving as co-editor.  Young also completed the Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction from Spring Hill College, leads spiritual formation retreats at his congregation and provides spiritual direction for individuals.

Young is married to Carla, an architect with the firm Goodwin, Mills and Cawood in Montgomery.  They have four children: Corey, who with his wife Kate and their two daughters, Ella and Evie, reside in Houston; Richard, who is in sales and lives near Fort Worth, Texas; Benjamin, is a prosthetist; and Rebekah is a senior at Austin College majoring in international studies.

Publications and Presentations

  • Research for an article on Hugh of St. Victor’s educational theory and spirituality (in process).
  • Ignatian and Eastern Orthodox Spirituality (in process).
  • Gadamerian Hermeneutics and Mysticism (in process).
  • Pedagogy of Silence (in process).
  • Published peer reviewed journal article, “Gadamer and Vatican II on Restoration.” Stone-Campbell Journal, Fall 2011.
  • Published peer reviewed book review on An Introduction to Nietzsche by Lucy Huskinson for the Stone-Campbell Journal, Fall 2011.
  • Presented paper at the 2011 Christus Lecture, Spring Hill College, Beyond Dogmatism and Relativism: Christian Faith in a Post-Modern World.
  • Presented paper, Theosis and Christian Education. Stone-Campbell Conference, 2010, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Presented paper, Teaching and Learning as Spiritual Discipline. The Educational Philosophy of Hugh of St. Victor. University of Mobile Symposium on the Liberal Arts, Fall 2010.
  • Published journal article, “A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics: Or, the March Toward the Universalization of Hermeneutics.” Journal of Faith and the Academy, Fall 2009.
  • Published peer reviewed journal article, “Rational and Purpose of the Journal” Journal of Faith and the Academy, Vol. I, No. 1, Fall 2008.
  • Presented paper, Gadamer and Vatican II on Restoration, Stone-Campbell Conference, 2008, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Presented paper, To the Ends of the Earth and into the Christian Academy: A Modest Proposal for Encouraging Christian Worldview Thinking Across the Discipline, at the Stone-Campbell Conference, 2007, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Panel presenter at the Russell Kirk Symposium, Faulkner University.
  • Presented paper, Thales and Augustine Play the Cello, Institute of Faith and the Academy, 2004, Faulkner University.