Anthony Mansueto is a scholar of religion with roots in social theory, philosophy, and political theology. His scholarship engages fundamental questions of meaning and value, integrating insights from across spiritual and civilizational traditions, and analyzes contemporary and historical events in their broader civilizational context. He has published nine books and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Religion and Filosofskie Nauki as well as Commonweal and Tikkun. His current projects include a Summa Theologiae in Rei Publicae: Against Capital, Alterealities: nonlinear, interactive, multimedia stories and games which promise not only to interpret the world but to change it, and an alchemical cookbook which explores the complex interconnections between science, food, and the sacred.
He teaches across the liberal arts core curriculum and at advanced levels in in social theory, sociology of religion, philosophy of religion, and leadership studies using a question centered approach enriched by scenarios, role plays, alterealities, student research, and active civic engagement.
Anthony Mansueto is a visionary, strategic, and relational leader who uses social theory and qualitative/human intelligence techniques to help institutions understand their longue durée strategic situation, works to build relationships, cultivate emerging, established and high value leaders over the longue durée, and build, conserve, grow, and transform organizations and institutions in service to the Common Good. Much of his experience has been in the academic sector. He has a profound commitment to making liberal education accessible to historically excluded communities, and has a record of strengthening the liberal arts core curriculum and promoting culturally responsive pedagogy, creating liberal arts transfer and professional pathways for students from community colleges and other institutions serving first generation students, making the institutions he serves into centers for deliberation regarding questions of meaning, value, and public policy. He has also supported the economic development of communities by refocusing workforce/economic development programs on ecologically sound, high value added activities which help communities cultivate the full development of human capacities and nurture existing comparative advantages and create new ones, while promoting entrepreneurship and deproletarianization. His academic leadership strengthens relationships with community stakeholders while cultivating faculty leaders who can take responsibility for the future of their disciplines and their institutions.
An experienced institutional organizer and organizational/leadership development consultant he has a record of helping organizations understand their specific value proposition in the context of both their broad values and their comparative advantage and core constituencies, and then identify and cultivate leaders, build financial and institutional support, and act effectively in service to the Common Good.
He also works with interested individuals to help them find their own spiritual path and their civic and professional calling, cultivate the capacities and find the resources necessary to follow it, and be effective across their lifetimes.
His own spiritual practice integrates a commitment to da’ath ‘elohim through the practice of Tikkun Olam (knowing God in the just act, through the process of mending the torn fabric of the universe) with a contemplative practice which draws on samatha, vipassana, and tantra.
When he is not writing, teaching, or organizing he enjoys exploring hidden sanctuaries and bustling markets and painting and cooking what he discovers in the process.