Exciting Happenings at the Institute for Christian Studies

I’m encouraged and motivated by all the work being done by students and faculty at the Institute. ICS encourages scholars not slackers #SNS.

Our students are just killin’ it! Check out the list of ICS Junior Members presenting or publishing their work so far this year (and check some of these papers out in Institutional Repository)

Ruth Bott: 

      • Holy Blood, Menstruation as a Signifier of the Holy: A Study of the Ritual Purity Codes of Leviticus 15.” Advanced Degree Student Association Theology Conference at Toronto School of Theology, March 14th 2014.

Dean Dettloff:

  • “Back to the Rough Ground! Into Life!: Anti-Philosophy as Christian Philosophy.” Society of Christian Philosophy/Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology Conference, Trinity Christian College, March 27-29, 2014

Joshua Harris:

  • “Propositions, Art, and Truth: Zuidervaart’s Critique of Wolterstorff,” Society of Christian Philosophy/Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology Conference, Trinity Christian College, March 27-29, 2014;
  • “Gadamer and Praxeology: The Hermeneutics Debate Revisited,” IHS Research Colloquium, George Mason University. Washington, D.C., November 2013;
  • “Quantification, Sein and Univocity: A Response to Peter van Inwagen’s Critique of Martin Heidegger,”Philosophical Perspectives on Theological Realism, Erbacher Hof. Mainz, Germany, August/September 2013;
  • Review of Heidegger and Philosophical Atheology, by Peter S. Dillard. Praxis;
  • “Philosopher” and “Anthropomorphism” in Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Matt Johnson:

  • “Songs of Solidarity: A New Approach to Liturgical Music and Community Cohesion,” 20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, March 6, 2014.
  • “A Particular Collision: Arendt, CERN, and Reformational Philosophy,” Society of Christian Philosophy/Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology Conference, Trinity Christian College, March 27-29, 2014.

Joseph Joonyong:

  • “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in a Christian Context,” in Christian Higher Education. Volume 13, Issue 1, 2014: 74-87.

Joe Kirby:

  • “Ontology and Living Death: Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Monasteries.” Penn State Graduate Conference in Philosophy, March 1-2, 2014;
  • “Mysticism and Madness in Prison Awaiting Death,” 20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, March 6th, 2014.

Carolyn Mackie:

  • “This Thinking Individual: Conscience and Subjectivity in Søren Kierkegaard and Hannah Arendt,” Ryerson Graduate Philosophy Conference at Ryerson University, Feb. 22, 2014.

Caleb Ratzlaff:

  • “Ephesians and the Household Code: a Conversation with John Howard Yoder,” Advanced Degree Student Association Theology Conference at TST, March 14th 2014.

Joanna Sheridan:

  • “Identity and Difference in Derrida’s “The Other Heading,” Traversing Traditions: A Polyphony of Thought, Ryerson Graduate Philosophy Conference, Feb 22, 2014.
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