Philip G. Nielsen


Philip G. Nielsen, Director of Research at the Center for Evangelical Catholicism, holds a BA in English from Hillsdale College, studied graduate theology at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit as well as the University of Notre Dame, and holds advanced degrees in classical architecture from Notre Dame and Texas A&M. Philip has taught art, architecture and writing at Baylor and Texas A&M universities.  He is the former managing editor of the Sacred Architecture Journal, and is an accomplished writer on a wide variety of topics.  He has published works on the theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar, sacred architecture, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, John Paul II's Theology of the Body, and classical education in the middle ages. He has also written extensively on Catholic Social Teaching. He lives in Waco Texas with his wife Melinda and their 6 (soon to be 7) children.