Academic Publications

Academic Publications

“The Reign of God and the Church: Giorgio Agamben’s Messianic Critique of the Church,” in Mark Chapman (ed.), Hope in the Ecumenical Future. Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017), 63-81.

“Cultural-Linguistic Resources for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue,” in Vladimir Latinovic, Gerard Mannion and Peter Phan (eds.), Pathways for Inter-Religious Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), 15-27.

“Theo-political visions:  Post-secular Politics and Messianic Discourse,” Ecclesiology 10 (2014), 337-354.

“Hegel,” in Ian Markham (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians, Wiley Blackwell, 2009.  These articles were later published in Ian Markham (ed.), The Student’s Companion to the Theologians, Wiley Blackwell, 2013.

“Kierkegaard,” in Ian Markham (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians, Wiley Blackwell, 2009.

“Postmodernism” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 4 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005).

“Language,” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 3 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003).

“Literary Criticism” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 3 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003).

“Interpretation,” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 2 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000).

“Fundamental Theology” (co-author), The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 2 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000).

“Hermeneutics” (co-author) in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Volume 2 (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000).

“On Anglican Theology and Comprehensiveness,” The Episcopalian, The Professional Pages, September 1985.

“The Refugee as “Limit-Concept” in the Modern Nation-State,” accepted for publication in the series Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue (Palgrave MacMillan). Forthcoming in 2020.

Doctoral Dissertation

“From Aesthetics to Redemptive Politics: A Political Reading of the Theological Aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Materialist Aesthetics of Walter Benjamin.”  Duke University, 1993.

Papers Presented at Academic Meetings

“Giorgio Agamben’s Stasis(Civil War): An Illuminating Paradigm for Ecumenical Studies?,”“Stolen Churches’ or ‘Bridges to Orthodoxy’? Impulses for Theological Dialogue Between Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches,” Stuttgart, Germany, July 19-21, 2019

Session Chair, “Stolen Churches’ or ‘Bridges to Orthodoxy’?,” Stuttgart, Germany, July 19-21, 2019

“The Refugee as “Limit-Concept” in the Modern Nation-State,” “The Church and Migration: Global In-Difference?”, Toronto, Canada, June 25-27, 2018.

“Freedom from the Law: From Luther to Agamben,” “Reformation and Global Reconciliation,” Jena, Germany, May 28-June 2, 2017.

“The Relationship between Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment in Recent Anglican-Roman Catholic Ecumenical Dialogue,” “Vatican II: Remembering the Future:  Ecumenical, Interfaith, and Secular Perspectives on the Council’s Impact and Promise,” Washington, DC, May 21-24, 2015.

“Experience, Truth, and Community: A Political Reading of the Early Aesthetics of Walter Benjamin,” 8thInternational Critical Theory Conference of Rome. Rome, Italy, May 7-9, 2015.

Session Chair: 8thInternational Critical Theory Conference of Rome.  Rome, Italy, May 7-9, 2015.

“The Reign of God and the Church: Giorgio Agamben’s Messianic Critique of the Church,” “Hope in the Ecumenical Future,” Oxford, UK, April 9-11, 2014.

Session Chair: “Hope in the Ecumenical Future,” Oxford, UK, April 9-11, 2014.

“Theo-political visions:  Post-secular Politics and Messianic Discourse,” “Religion, Authority, and the State: From Constantine to the Secular and Beyond,” Belgrade, Serbia, June 19-22, 2013.

“Cultural-Linguistic Resources for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Dialogue,” “Where We Dwell in Common: Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century,” Assisi, Italy, April 17- 20, 2012.

“Resurrection and Social Change,” The Mid-Atlantic and New England-Maritimes Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, March 2010. (New Brunswick, NJ).

“Theological Nostalgia and Aesthetic Judgment: The Theological Aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar,” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 2000 (Nashville).

“Missions to the Nestorians: Colonialist Discourses in the Contact Zone,” The History of     Christianity Section, The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1997 (San Francisco).

Conference Respondent:  “What Counts as ‘Theory’ in Postcolonial and Ideological Criticisms of the Bible?,” The Annual National Meeting of the Society of Biblical   Literature, November 1997 (San Francisco).

Session Chair, “Postcolonial Interventions in the Comparative Philosophy of Religion,” Philosophy of Religion Section, The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1996 (New Orleans).

Session Chair, “Where Has Religion Come from? Nineteenth Century Evolutionary Theories of Religion,” History of the Study of Religion Group, The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1995 (Philadelphia).

Conference Respondent: “American Pragmatism and Continental Postmodernism,” Philosophy of Religion Section, The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1995 (Philadelphia).

“Ordering the Space of Others: Colonialism and the Origins of the Study of Religion.” Departmental Lecture, Department of Religion, Temple University, March 22, 1995.

“Organizing the Space of Others: Colonialism and the Origins of the Study of Religion.” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1994 (Chicago).

Session Chair, “Questions of Theory,” The History of Christianity Section, The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1994 (Chicago).

“Periodizing the Postmodern within the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism,” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1993 (Washington, D.C.).

“The Apostate Messiah, the Wizened Dwarf, and Walter Benjamin: Jewish Antinomian Messianism and Marxist Eschatology.” “Benjamin for the Jetztzeit:1892-1992,” Duke University, February 1992.

“Redeeming the Heart of a Heartless World: Critical Social Theory, Aesthetics, and Theological Discourse.” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1991 (Kansas City).

“The Commodity as Fetish: Walter Benjamin and the Fetishes of 19th Century Paris.” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1991 (Kansas City).

“Imagining a Post-Structuralist Christology: Reading, Representation, Rhetoric, and Power.”  The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1990 (New Orleans).

“Negative Aesthetic, Negative Theology, Negative Utopia: Walter Benjamin and Romantic Anti-Capitalism.”  The British Sociological Association, Theory and Religion Study Group, The University of Bristol, England, January 1990.

“Metaphysics of the Fragment: Walter Benjamin’s Materialist Recasting of Metaphysical Discourse.” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1989 (Anaheim).

“Perichoresis and Chorismos between Theory and Praxis: A Consideration of Clodovis Boff’s Theology and Praxis.” The Annual National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 1988 (Chicago).