Michael Martin
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and English

About Me

Michael Martin, a graduate of Marygrove College, works at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and poetics. He is the editor of the journal Jesus the Imagination and the founder of the Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything movement. A poet, musician, and biodynamic farmer in addition to being a scholar and professor, Michael was previously a Waldorf teacher and lives at Stella Matutina Farm in Grass Lake, Michigan where he and his wife raise vegetables, dairy goats, bees, and children.

  • Office: MC 348
  • Phone: (313) 927-1432
  • Email: mmartin@marygrove.edu
Michael Martin Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Best Book of 2015, Cosmos the in Lost

  • Presidential Award for Scholarship, Marygrove College, 2012

  • Victor Emmett, Jr. Memorial Prize and Lecture. Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, 2009.

Areas of Interest

  • Phenomenology

  • Sophiology

  • Poetics

Research Projects

  • Professor Martin is currently putting together an edition of Johann Valentine von Andreae's 17th century alchemical fantasy The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and writing a book on the Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything.


  • The Incarnation of the Poetic Word: Theological Essays on Poetry and Philosophy / Philosophical Essays on Poetry and Theology (Angelico Press, 2017)

  • The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics (Angelico Press, 2015)

  • Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation England (Ashgate, 2014)


  • BA, English, Marygrove College

  • MA, Liberal Studies, University of Detroit Mercy

  • Ph.D., English, Wayne State University


  • PHL 126: Persons and Values

  • ENG 275: Classical Myth and Literature

  • PHL 380: Philosophy and Literature

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