Russell M. Lawson

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Russell M. Lawson is the author of almost two dozen books and many more articles and essays. He has taught at schools in New England, Oklahoma, and Ontario. Dr. Lawson teaches and writes on scientists, explorers, and missionaries; the history of America, Europe, and the world; and the history of ideas, particularly Christian ideas. He has taught at the Pastoral Studies Institute at the Diocese of Oklahoma, and currently volunteers as a social studies teacher for adults seeking the GED at Catholic Charities in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire, and is a Fulbright Scholar. He blogs at

Unexpected Paths: Examining the Life of Saint Anthony of Padua

Memorial Day and the Catholic Perspective

An Early Christian Saint for Our Time: St. Athanasius

Time and Christianity

Being a Christian Scholar in a Secular Academic World