Rev. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., PhD Phil.
Professor of Church History and Moral Theology
Father Luke Dysinger, O.S.B. studied religion and medicine at the University of Southern California, receiving his B.A. in 1974 and his M.D. in 1978. He was board certified in Family Practice after internship and residency at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, and the Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center in Lancaster, California. He joined the Benedictine community of Saint Andrew’s Abbey in 1980, where he has served as novice master and prior; he is presently librarian. He studied theology at Oxford University, receiving his D.Phil. in Theology in 2000. Fr. Dysinger has published books and articles on psalmody and prayer; he has taught moral theology and spiritual theology at Mount St. Mary’s College and biomedical ethics at the University of Southern California. He has served as a fellow of the Loyola Marymount Bioethics Institute, and is chairman of the Bioethics Committee at the Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he is also a member of the medical staff.