Bruce Ellis Benson is Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and Executive Director of the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology. Recent publications include Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship (Baker Academic, 2013) and The New Phenomenology: A Philosophical Introduction (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), co-authored with J. Aaron Simmons. He is the author or editor of twelve books, and serves as an editor of the Eerdmans book series “Prophetic Christianity.” He taught for over twenty years at Wheaton College.




Norman Wirzba is Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age (Oxford UP, 2003) and Living the Sabbath (Brazos Press, 2006), as well as the editor of several books on philosophy, ecology, and agrarian studies. His most recent book is Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity (HarperOne, 2016).


B. Keith Putt keith puttis Professor of Philosophy at Samford University. He is co-editor of The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion (Indiana UP, 2014) and editor of Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal’s Hermeneutical Epistemology (Fordham UP, 2009). He has authored several articles on deconstruction, hermeneutics, and Philosophy of Religion, primarily focusing on the post-secular thought of John D. Caputo.





Christina M. Gschwandtner is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. She is author of Degrees of Givenness: On Saturation in Jean-Luc Marion (Indiana UP, 2014), Postmodern Apologetics? Arguments for God in Contemporary Philosophy (Fordham UP, 2012). She has also translated several of Jean-Luc Marion’s and Michel Henry’s works into English.



J. Aaron Simmons j aaron simmonsis an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Specializing primarily in philosophy of religion and contemporary European philosophy, Simmons has published widely on related topics. His recent books include The New Phenomenology: A Philosophical Introduction (Bloomsbury, 2013), Reexamining Deconstruction and Determinate Religion: Toward a Religion with Religion (Duquesne UP, 2012).


David Lars Ketch Me presenting by Dan Chen 2received his MPhil from KU Leuven. His areas of study include phenomenology, ethics, and philosophy of religion. His theses at KU Leuven focused on early phenomenologists Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler, and the role of emotion in ethics and the experience of evil. You can find more about him at