Jan Bentz was born and raised in Germany and graduated high school in St. Louis, MO, after studying as a foreign exchange student. Prof. Bentz studied philosophy, Church and religions, and Sacred Art and Architecture in Rome. After teaching in Rome he has moved to Oxford where he is a lecturer and tutor in philosophy at the Studium of Blackfriars. In his journalism career he has contributed video productions for EWTN, and his contributions have been published by Inside the Vatican, The Catholic Herald,Catholic News Agency, and Jüdische Rundschau. Prof. Bentz also worked as a docent tour guide in Rome and the Vatican.