Welcome to Professor Michael Jahosky’s Blog!
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Welcome to my Author Blog/Professor Page! My name is Professor Michael T. Jahosky, and I teach Humanities at St. Petersburg College in Florida.
Welcome everyone! I am a Christian husband, father, author, and professor who teaches Humanities for St. Petersburg College in Florida. At the bottom of the page, you can find a link to learn more about my book, The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle earth, a book about how J.R.R. Tolkien’s mythology communicates the Christian sacramental vision of reality in the same way as Jesus did in his parables. In the lower left corner of the page, you’ll find links to my social media accounts, reviews of my book, interviews about my book that I’ve done, as well as recent episodes from our podcast, Mythic Mission, which you can learn more about here: https://anchor.fm/michael-t-jahosky
Academic and Personal Background and Interests:
I have two Bachelor degrees (One in Classical Humanities and one in History) from the University of Central Florida and a Masters degree in Humanities from the University of South Florida. As both an undergraduate and graduate student, I focused on ancient Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian history, philosophy, mythology, and religious studies (which included some theology). Because I love the visual arts, I also did some studies in the Early Italian Renaissance. In other words, I have what we call an “interdisciplinary” academic background.
Since being in college, I have continued to develop competency and fluency in these areas and have also expanded my academic interests to the history and worldviews of other cultures in the Middle-east and East Asia. I am particularly interested in the analysis and comparison of various mythologies/worldviews. I have created, led, and taught 2 Humanities/Religious Studies study abroad programs with St. Petersburg College to Israel in 2014 and 2016, and am currently expected to lead and teach a St. Petersburg College Humanities study abroad program to Japan in June 2022.
As for my personal background…I was born and raised in Florida most of my life, but have also lived in Virginia, Maryland, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in the early 1990’s (my father worked in Aerospace). My experience growing up around Islam piqued my interest in studying history and religion. I’ve done a lot of traveling around Europe as well–Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, France, England, and the Czech Republic are just a few of the places I’ve been. In 2006, as part of my undergraduate studies, I participated in a University of Florida 6 week study abroad program in Rome, Italy where I studied art and Italian–and most importantly, met my best friend, wife (and co-founder of Mythic Mission!), Sarah. We are both blessed and proud parents to Lucas (7) and Annabelle (4).
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The links above take you to various interviews and reviews of me and my book as well as links to my most recent Mythic Mission podcast episodes!
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