Curriculum Vitae

I am interested in Christian (systematic) theology, (phenomenological) philosophy, and the intersection of the two.

I can be contacted via the form on the home page of this website.

Education

  • Ph.D. Theology, 2021, Fuller Theological Seminary
    • Dissertation: A constructive-theological phenomenology of Scripture (Pass with Distinction)
    • Readers: Oliver Crisp, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Fr. John Behr
    • Abstract: I propose a properly phenomenological investigation of the act of reading the Bible as Scripture for the sake of a constructive-theological proposal regarding the nature and interrelations of Scripture, Tradition, and Church as source and authorities for theology.
  • M.Div., 2016, Fuller Theological Seminary (3.92 GPA)
  • B.A. Philosophy, minor Religious Studies, 2013, Arizona State University (summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA)

Employment

  1. Instructor, North Phoenix Preparatory Academy, July 2021 – current
    • Courses taught: Latin I, Latin III
  2. Adjunct Instructor, Grand Canyon University, Jan 2015 – current
    • Courses taught: PHI-103, PHI-103 online, PHI-305, PHI-305 online, PHI-413
  3. Research Assistant, Fuller Theological Seminary, Sept 2018 – June 2019
    • I worked for Prof. Oliver Crisp. I looked over essays, completed indexes, fixed formatting, etc.
  4. Instructional Assistant, Grand Canyon University, Jan 2015 – Dec 2016
    • Courses assisted: CWV-101, ENG-106, PHI-103

Research

Journal articles

  1. The life-idealism of Michel Henry.” Forthcoming in Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy.
  2. Against infallibility.” Forthcoming in Criswell Theological Review.
  3. Two ways to God in Thomas Aquinas and Michel Henry.” Forthcoming in Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion.
  4. Can analytic theology be phenomenological?” Forthcoming in Journal of Analytic Theology.
  5. Theology without anathemas.” Forthcoming in Journal of Analytic Theology.
  6. Contemporary cosmology is irrelevant to classical theistic Christian eschatology.” Forthcoming in Theology and Science.
  7. A properly scientific naturalism can be compatible with classical theism.” Forthcoming in Think.
  8. Michel Henry and the Prospect of a Christian Spiritual Inactivism.” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. doi: 10.1177/19397909211036144
  9. God Is Not Chastened: Response to Crisp vis-à-vis Theological Nonrealism.” Philosophia Christi 23, no. 1 (2021): 26-35.
  10. A phenomenological approach to skeptical theism.” Studia UBB: Philosophia 66, no. 2 (2021): 103-126.
  11. Praying Confidently for the Salvation of All.” Heythrop Journal 61, no. 2 (2020): 285-296. doi: 10.1111/heyj.12378
  12. On Reading the Bible as Scripture, Encountering the Church.” Perichoresis 18, no. 5 (2020): 67-86.
  13. Claritas Scripturae, Theological Epistemology, and the Phenomenology of Christian faith.” Journal of Analytic Theology 7 (2019): 199-218.
  14. The intelligibility of the cosmos and the existence of God in Dumitru Stăniloae’s Orthodox Dogmatic Theology.” International Journal of Orthodox Theology 10, no. 1 (2019): 178-190.
  15. On aspects of a proto-phenomenology of Scripture in Origen.” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 60, no. 4 (2018): 499-517.
  16. On the Priority of Tradition: An Exercise in Analytic Theology.” Open Theology 3 (2017): 274-292.
  17. (with Jordan Wessling) “The Medicine which Heals the World: Praying for Salvation with Catherine of Siena.” Irish Theological Quarterly 82, no. 4 (2017): 303-321.
  18. Christian apokatastasis: Two Paradigmatic Objections.” Journal of Analytic Theology 4 (2016): 66-86.

Book chapters

  1. Divine simplicity does not entail modal collapse.” In Roses and Reasons: Philosophical Essays, ed. Carlos Federico Calvet da Silveira and Alin Tat (București: Editura Eikon, 2020), 101-120.
  2. Preludiu la o fenomenologie a Scripturii, cu referire la Origen.” In Adevărul e simfonic, ed. Alin Tat and Călin-Daniel Pațulea (Cluj-Napoca: Editura Napoca Star, 2018).

Book Reviews

  1. Dietrich von Hildebrand, Ethics.” Phenomenological Reviews. Dec. 30, 2020. https://reviews.ophen.org/2020/12/30/dietrich-von-hildebrand-ethics/
  2. Matthew Levering, Was the Reformation a Mistake? Why Catholic Doctrine is not Unbiblical.” Journal of Analytic Theology 6 (2018): 760-765.
  3. Ilaria Ramelli, The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena.” Journal of Analytic Theology 3 (2015): 226-233.

Translations

  1. Richard Kearney, Anateism. Întoarcerea la Dumnezeu, după Dumnezeu [Anatheism: Returning to God after God]. Forthcoming by Editura Ratio et Revelatio.
  2. Edward Feser, “Teleologia. Un ghid pentru curioși.” In De la Aristotel la John Searle și înapoi. Patru articole filosofice, ed. Alin Tat. București: Editura Eikon, 2017.
  3. Douglas Farrow, “T.F. Torrance și erezia latină. Laudă și critică la adresa unuia dintre cei mai mari teologi ai secolului XX.” In Paradisul Regăsit, ed. Alin Tat. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Napoca Star, 2017.

Conference Presentations

  1. Michel Henry and Dumitru Stăniloae, or God as Life and the World as God’s Body.” Paper presented at the Global Philosophy of Religion Conference: God and Other Deities, online. June 23, 2021.
  2. The phenomenology of Scripture and the Word of God.” Paper presented at The Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience Conference “Religious Experience and Description,” Valparaiso, Indiana. October 11, 2019.
  3. On the Trinity and three domains of consciousness.” Paper presented at Society of Christian Philosophers Mountain-Pacific Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. April 5, 2019.
  4. The intelligibility of the cosmos and the existence of God in Dumitru Stăniloae’s Orthodox Dogmatic Theology.” Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the International Association of Orthodox Theology, Iași, Romania. January 10, 2019.
  5. Encountering the Church in the Scriptures.” Paper presented at Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Conference, Houston, Texas. October 14, 2017.
  6. Christian apokatastasis contra Crisp and Walls.” Paper presented at Rethinking Hell Conference 2015, Pasadena, California. June 18-20, 2015.