Just Thomism is the personal online journal of James Chastek, a
thirty– fourty-something Catholic Thomist living just outside of Rome in St. Paul, MN with my wife, Jessica, and my children James (6/24/06) Francesca Rose (1/24/08) Felicity Josephine (12/12/11) Monika Miriam (2-11-14) and Emmanuel Cosmas (9-13-15).
I have a BA from Thomas Aquinas College, and my graduate degrees in Philosophy are: MA Claremont Graduate University (2006) and a Ph. L (2009) and Ph. D (des. 2016) from The Angelicum.
My main interest is teaching, and I’ve taught at various High Schools since 2000. Among other things, I’ve taught Physics, Chemistry, Medieval History, Greek Classics, Latin (all levels), Theology, Algebra II, and Calculus, and I’ve been a private tutor of composition, geometry, Spanish, spelling, algebra, grammar, drawing, earth science and learning shapes and colors. I am presently an instructor in Latin, Philosophy, Patristics, and an elective course on
Nature and Grace the science of human personality at Chesterton Academy in Edina, Minnesota.