Welcome to Philosophy & Theology:
I am a graduate student at Duquesne University’s theology department (PhD, Systematic Theology), studying the relationship between Continental Philosophy and Medieval Mystical Theology. I recently finished up a BA at Easter Nazarene College (no, I don’t expect you to have heard of it) and a couple Masters at Boston University (MTS and STM).
My primary interest is the development of phenomenology. Beginning in Germany with Husserl and Heidegger, working through the “existentialists” (Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, et al) and continuing into the “theological turn” (Henry, Marion, Levinas, Chretien, Lacoste, etc).
I have also, more recently, become interested in Gender/Queer Theory,CriticalTheory/Marxism, and Psychoanalysis, three fields which I’m sure will make some appearances here.
Overall, this blog is an outlet by which I broadly examine the complex dialectics of philosophical and religious thought, both inside and outside of academia.
J. Leavitt Pearl