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Joseph Politella

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Joseph Politella, Italian educator. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.; Fellow Royal Asiatic Society; member American Academy Religion (president Midwest area), Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Ohio Philosophical Association.

Background

Politella, Joseph was born on September 20, 1910 in Roccamonfina, Sessa, Italy. Son of Anthony and Catherine (Ionta) Politella.

Education

Came to the United States, 1919, derivative citizen. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts State College, 1933. A.M., Amherst College, 1935.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1938. Postgraduate Boston University School Theology, 1940-1941.

Career

Chairman department English, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, 1941-1942. Associate professor philosophy Kent (O.) State University, 1946-1950, professor philosophy, 1950-1973, emeritus, 1973, chairman graduate studies in philosophy, 1970-1973. Teacher bible Religious Education Program, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, O., 1952-1975.

Works

  • Author: Platonism, Aristotelianism and Cabalism in the Philosophy of Leibniz, 1938. Mysticism and the Mystical Consciousness, 1964. Seven World Religions, 2 vols., 1965.Hinduism, its Scriptures, Philosophy and Mysticism, 1965. Buddhism, A Religion of Compassion and a Way of the Spirit, 1967. Taoism and Confucianism, The Way of Heaven and the Way of Man, 1967.

Membership

Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow Royal Asiatic Society. Member American Academy Religion (president Midwest area), Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Ohio Philosophical Association.

Connections

Married Ellen Sue Duke, September 2, 1950.

father:
Anthony Politella

mother:
Catherine (Ionta) Politella

spouse:
Ellen Sue Duke