When Justin escapes the comfortable medieval estate his overbearing father has kept him sheltered in to pursue the servant girl he has fallen in love with, he finds himself caught up in a social order torn between extremes of wealth and poverty, feudal hierarchy and peasant revolts, ecclesiastical corruption and monastic piety, gross injustices and boundless mercy. The mid-fourteenth century was a time not only of burgeoning towns, majestic cathedrals, and nascent universities, but also of debauchery and violence, the Black Death and Inquisition, torture and ordeals. In his encounters with noblemen and peasants, alchemists and hermits, monks and heretics, knights and revolutionaries, prostitutes and miscreants from the medieval underworld, Justin comes to realize that he is entirely on his own as he confronts his personal moral failings and struggles to find faith in a world where God no longer seems to exist. "A saint is simply someone who has become an ordinary person. It's the rest of us who are extraordinary." — The prior in One with the Father. (Press “LEARN MORE” to order from the publisher. Also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Rakuten, and other distributors.)Learn More
Current trends towards globalization require cross-cultural dialogue on a "global ethic." The transactional approach to ethics developed in Bioregionalism and Global Ethics seeks to maximize ecological sustainability, social justice, and human well-being in the context of decentralized bioregional communities confederated at appropriate levels to address problems that transcend cultural borders. Press "LEARN MORE" to order.Learn More
Fabulist short stories in the ongoing tradition of Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, and Edgar Allan Poe. "A man dreaming that he is a butterfly might be pleasant. A butterfly dreaming that he is a man is something altogether different."
Ovid wrote the Metamorphoses. Franz Kafka wrote Die Verwandlung. Richard Evanoff has written Transformations. "When I sit / doing nothing / I grow / like these weeds: / a little each day / imperceptibly."
Textbook for students of English as a Foreign Language. Co-authored with Steve Hesse, Charles Paxton, and Hugh Paxton. Press “LEARN MORE” to order.Learn More
Textbook for students of English as a Foreign Language. Out of print.Learn More
Textbook for students of English as a Foreign Language. Press “LEARN MORE” to order.Learn More