skip to primary navigationskip to content

Philosophy of Religion specialists

People specializing in this area

Graduate students

Blake Allen

A Philosophical Poetics of Beauty

Keqi Chen

Anselm on Ethics

Victor Uredo Emma-Adamah

My research is titled:

Between manifestation and mystery: towards a metaphysics of mediation in French spiritualism. Félix Ravaission, Louis Lavelle and Maurice Blondel. 

The research thematises mediation and mediating movement as one of the determinative metaphysical centres of perspective for the tradition known as "French Spiritualism" (running from Maine de Biran, Félix Ravaisson, Henri Bergson through to Maurice Blondel, Louis Lavelle and  recognisably 'spiritualist' thinkers in the French tradition such as Simon Weil, Jacques Chevalier, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Claude Bruaire among others).

On one hand, the research has a history of philosophy/metaphysics interest in bringing to light and unpacking the insights of a rich philosophical tradition -- rich particularly for its vision of metaphysics as a never-completed task insofar as being, conceived essentially as the unfolding act, escapes every scheme of determination and is rather understood by the paradigm of manifestation and open possibility, with the "subject" always itself folded in within this unfolding of being.

On the other hand, within this vision, is the articulation of an original thought in French Spiritualism that concerns the mediation of 'ontological' incommensurables. The metaphysics of mediation it proposes is neither idealistic nor dialectical but is conceived as a "superior realism," which, in the religious thought of a Maurice Blondel, develops Leibniz's hypothesis of a vinculum substantiale (substantial union) into a full-blown Christology, by which Christ is the Mediator.

Ryan Haecker

PhD Dissertation - 'Restoring Reason: Origen's Theology of Logic'
(philosophy of logic in light of Origen of Alexandria's trinitarian theology)

Joshua Pulin Elvy Heath

Language and Metaphysics in the Theology of Sergii Bulgakov

Isidoros Katsos

The Metaphysics of Light in the 'Hexaemeron' Literature - From Philo of Alexandria to Ambrose of Milan

Jonathan Lyonhart

My PhD is in Early Modern Philosophy, particularly questions of theological space and time in More, Descartes and Newton.

Sebastian Milbank

A citizen eternally, In the new Rome, where Christ is Roman too: Kierkegaardain reading of citizenship in Dante's Commedia

Michael Miller

The Trinitarian Social Ontology of Sergei Bulgakov

Philip Moller, SJ

Philosophical and Fundamental Theology.

Human Knowledge of God and the Philosophical Theology of Henri de Lubac SJ: A Reassessment.

Matyas Moravec

God and Time: A Neo-Bergsonian Perspective

Daniel Smith

A Vulnerable Theology: Self-Perception, Relation and Transformation in Disability Theology and Meister Eckhart

Daniel Soars

Hindu-Christian philosophical theology: 'Non-Duality in Christian Vedanta'

Daniel J. Tolan

The Contemplation of the Transcendent Heart: Tracing the ἡγεμονικόν from the Stoics to Origen