John L. Weitzel has a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Counseling from CSU Long Beach, and a Master's in Theology from Loyola Marymount University. As of December 2020, he was advanced to candidacy for a Doctorate in Humanities, Faulkner University. John's Master's thesis at LMU was Christology of 1st Thessalonians. The working title of his dissertation is Augustinian Teleological and Freudian Nonteleological Mysticism in Times of Vicissitudes: Augustine’s Interpretation of Imago Dei in City of God. He has taught at Marymount California University, Cypress College, and El Camino College. His most recent publication is Cosmology and Natural Law in Disney’s Hercules. The research area of most
interest to him is centered on pre-modern philosophy, especially Augustine, and the philosophy of personhood and psychology. He resides in Harbor City, California with his wife and three adult sons where they enjoy reading Tolkien and watching the movie adaptations directed by Peter Jackson. Story-telling and fairy tales are part of the family culture.