Crina Gschwandtner

Professor of Philosophy

Office: Collins Hall 115
Phone: 718-817-3319
Email: gschwandtner@fordham.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Theology (2009–2012), University of Durham; Durham, UK
Thesis Title: “The Role of Non-Human Creation in the Liturgical Feasts of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition: Toward an Orthodox Ecological Theology”

Ph.D. in Philosophy (1999–2003), DePaul University
Dissertation Title: “Sparks of Meaning at the Points of Friction: At the Boundary between Philosophy and Theology in the Work of Jean-Luc Marion”

MA in Philosophy (1997–1999), Boston College

MA in Theology (1996–1997), Nazarene Theological College/University of Manchester; Manchester, UK
Thesis Title: “The Doctrine of Original Sin Reconsidered”

BA in History and Religion (1993–1996), Eastern Nazarene College

Areas of Interest

Area of Specialization
Continental Philosophy of Religion

Areas of Competence
History of Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Ecological Theology, Liturgical Theology

Presentations

Selected Upcoming and Recent Presentations

  • Conference on Phenomenology and Religious Violence, Vienna, Austria (May 2018).
  • Keynote Address, Gonzaga Philosophy Graduate Conference, Spokane, WA (April 2018).
  • “Ecological Action and Orthodox Liturgical Practice: Opportunities and Challenges,” Orthodox Theological Society of America, Annual Conference, Crestwood, NY (Oct. 2017).
  • “Everdayness, Primordiality, and the Reduction: Ambiguities in the Phenomenological Method of Heidegger and his French Followers,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 56th Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN (Oct. 2017).
  • “Phronesis, Faith, and Violence: Narrative Identity and Rhetorical Praxis in Religious Communities,” Ricoeur Studies Annual Conference, Boston, MA (Oct. 2017).
  • “L’Invisible dans le visible. Phénoménologie et liturgie,” Conference on “Immanence and Transcendence,” International Network in the Philosophy of Religion, Institut catholique, Paris, France (June 2017).
  •  “‘My Body, My Flesh’: Jean-Luc Marion’s Phenomenological Reading of Descartes,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, 55th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah (Oct. 2016).
  • “Phenomenology and Religion: For a more Substantive Account of Religious Experience,” Responses to Secularism, Wheatley Forum in Faith and Intellect, Brigham Young University (Oct. 2016).
  • “On the Way of Perfection—Alone or Together? Mystics and their Communities,” Philosophy and Theology Workgroup, Boston College (Jan. 2016).
  • “Can one give a philosophical account of religious fundamentalism? Methodological Reflections on the Shaping of Religious Identity,” Pleshette DeArmitt Alumni Memorial Lecture, DePaul University (Nov. 2015).
  • “How can we think through faith today? Or: Why Postmodernism might be good for Religion” and “In Defense of Liturgy: On the Meaning of Religious Practices,” Guest Lectures in Philosophy, Samford University (April 2015).
  • “A Spirituality of Adoration? Implications of Jean-Luc Marion’s Work for Phenomenology of Religion,” Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy: “Breached Horizons: The Work of Jean-Luc Marion,” King’s College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (March 2015).
  •  “Phenomenology and Catholic Philosophy,” Colloquium, Marquette Lonergan Project, Milwaukee, WI (February 2015).
  • “Speaking Philosophically About Faith: Breton and Contemporary Philosophy of Religion,” Stanislas Breton and the “Theological Turn,” Boston College/Institut catholique de Paris, Boston, MA (January 2015).

Publications

Monographs

Articles, Essays, and Chapters in Edited Volumes

Forthcoming

  • “The Phenomenology of the Orthodox Liturgy,” Oxford Handbook of Orthodox Theology, edited Andrew Louth and Elena Ciubutaro (Oxford University Press: forthcoming).
  • “Orthodoxy and Phenomenology,” Theology and Philosophy in Eastern Orthodoxy, edited Christian Schneider (Wipf & Stock: forthcoming).
  • “Climate Change and Liturgical Praxis,” Christian Theology and Climate Change, edited by Ernst Conradie and H. Koster (T&T Clark: forthcoming).
  • “Performing Anatheism: Dialogic Hospitality in Syriac Liturgical Poetry,” The Art of Anatheism, edited by Richard Kearney and Matthew Clemente (forthcoming 2017).
  • “Phenomenology and Catholic Theology: Unfolding the logos of the Logos,” Phenomenology and Catholicism in North America, edited by Stephanie Rumpza and Gregory Floyd (University of Toronto Press: forthcoming).
  • “Turn to Excess: The Development of Phenomenology in Late Twentieth Century French Thought,” Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology, edited by Dan Zahavi (Oxford University Press: forthcoming).
  • “Jean-Luc Marion’s Spirituality of Adoration and its Implications for a Phenomenology of Religion,” Breached Horizons: The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion, edited by Steve Lofts and Antonio Calcagno (Rowman and Littlefield: forthcoming).
  • “Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Scripture: Marion, Henry, and Falque on the Person of Christ,” in Secularism and its Discontents, edited by Ludger Hagedorn and Michael Staudigl (forthcoming).
  • “Jean-Luc Marion: Phenomenology of Excess,” contribution to: Blackwell Companion to Continental Philosophy, edited by William Schroeder (Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming).

Published

  • “Mimesis or Metamorphosis: Liturgical Practice and its Philosophical Background,” Special Issue on “Inward Being and Outward Identity: The Orthodox Churches in the Twenty-First Century,” ed. John Jillions, Religions 8.5 (2017): 1-22. http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/8/5/92
  • “Philosophical Reflections on the Shaping of Identity in Fundamentalist Religious Communities,” Special Issue, “Phenomenology and the Post-Secular Turn: Reconsidering the Return of the ‘Religious’,” edited by Michael Staudigl and Jason Alvis, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24.5 (2017): 704–724.
  • “Knowing God as our True Life: Phenomenology of Redemption in Michel Henry and Julian of Norwich,” Special Issue on Michel Henry, ed. A. J. Sackin-Poll, Pli: The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 28 (2017): 87–115.
  • “Phenomenology as a Theological Project,” Syndicate Symposium on Kevin Hart’s Kingdoms of God (Jan. 2017): https://syndicate.network/symposia/theology/kingdoms-of-god/
  • “What has Paris to do with Byzantium?” The Wheel 4 (2016): 32–37.
  • “L’expérience de la liturgie comme phénomène religieux commun: Emmanuel Falque et Jean-Luc Marion sur l’eucharistie,” Une analytique du passage. Rencontres et confrontations avec Emmanuel Falque, edited by Claude Brunier-Coulin (Éditions franciscaine, 2016): 135–53.
  • “Space and Narrative: Ricoeur and a Hermeneutic Reading of Place” in Place, Space and Hermeneutics, edited by Bruce B. Janz (Springer: 2017): 169–181.
  • “Der Mensch als lebendige Doxologie: Theologische und hermeneutisch-phänomenologische Annäherungen an die Kosmische Liturgie,” in Beten als verleiblichtes Verstehen. Neue Zugänge zu einer Hermeneutik des Gebets, Ingolf Dalferth and Simon Peng-Keller, hg (Herder, 2016): 173–196.
  • “The Vigil as Exemplary Liturgical Experience: On Jean-Yves Lacoste’s Phenomenology of Liturgy,” Special Issue (ed. by Joeri Schrijvers), Modern Theology 31.4 (2015): 648–57.
  • “Faith: Belief or Practice?” Special Issue (ed. by J. Aaron Simmons), Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 14.2 (2015): 299–318. http://www.jcrt.org/archives/14.2/index.shtml
  • “Revealing the Invisible: Michel Henry and Jean-Luc Marion on Aesthetic Experience,” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy (SPEP Supplement) 28.3 (2014): 305–314.
  • “Jean-Luc Marion,” invited contribution to Religion and European Philosophy: Key Thinkers from Kant to the Present, edited by Philip Goodchild and Hollis Phelps (Routledge, 2017), 324–38.
  • “How Do We Become Fully Alive? The Role of Death in Michel Henry’s Phenomenology of Life” contribution to The Role of Life in Death, edited by John Behr (Wilf & Stock, 2015), 56–75.
  • “The Category of Experience: Orthodox Theology and Contemporary Philosophy,” Special Issue, Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 69.1-2 (2017): 181–221.
  • “The Phenomenon of Kenotic Love in Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion,” invited contribution to Thinking about Love” Contemporary Continental Approaches, eds. Diane Enns & Antonio Calcagno (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015), 63–80.
  • “‘Adhesion’ to the ‘Essential’: From Sacred Text to Faithful Action,” contribution to Hermeneutics and the Philosophy of Religion: The Legacy of Paul Ricoeur, edited Ingolf U. Dalferth & Marlene A. Block (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015), 231–272.
  • “The Truth of Christianity? Michel Henry’s Words of Christ,” Journal of Scriptural Reasoning 13.1 (2014): n.p. http://jsr.shanti.virginia.edu/back-issues/vol-13-no-1-june-2014-phenomenology-and-scripture/the-truth-of-christianity-michel-henrys-words-of-christ/
  • “Where May the Praise of God’s Creatures Still Be Heard? Liturgy, Life and Land,” invited contribution to Christian Faith and the Earth: Current Paths and Emerging Horizons, edited by Ernst Conradie, Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann and Denis Edwards (London: T&T Clark, 2014), 177–194.
  •  “Corporeality, Animality, Bestiality: Emmanuel Falque on Incarnate Flesh,” Analecta Hermeneutica 4 (2012): 1–16.
  • “Paul Ricoeur and the Relationship between Philosophy and Religion in Contemporary French Phenomenology,” Études Ricoeuriennes/Ricoeur Studies 3.2 (2012): 7–23. http://ricoeur.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ricoeur/article/view/147/75
  • “What About Non-Human Life? An ‘Ecological’ Reading of Michel Henry’s Critique of Technology,” Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy XX.2 (2012): 116–138. http://www.jffp.org/ojs/index.php/jffp/article/view/532
  • “Creativity as Call to Care for Creation? Between John Zizioulas and Jean-Louis Chrétien,” contribution to Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World, edited by Bruce Benson, Norman Wirzba, and Brian Treanor (Fordham University Press, 2015), 100–112.
  • “Marion and Negative Certainty: Epistemological Dimensions of the Phenomenology of Givenness,” Philosophy Today 56.3 (2012): 363–370.
  • “Overwhelming Abundance and Every-Day Liturgical Practices: For a Less Excessive Phenomenology of Religious Experience,” contribution to The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, edited by Clayton Crockett, B. Keith Putt, and Jeffrey Robbins (Indiana University Press, 2014), 179–196.
  • “Might Nature be Interpreted as Saturated Phenomenon?” contribution to Interpreting Nature: The Emerging Field of Environmental Hermeneutics, edited by Forrest Clingerman, Brian Treanor, Martin Drenthen and David Utsler (Fordham University Press, 2013), 82–101.
  • “Sabbath and Eighth Day: On the Messianic Dimensions of Ecological Practices,” Sobornost/Eastern Churches Review 33.2 (2011): 56–94.
  • “The Excess of the Gift in Jean-Luc Marion,” contribution to Gift and Economy, edited by Eric Severson (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), 20–32.
  • “‘All Creation Rejoices in You’: Creation in the Liturgies for the Feasts of the Theotokos,” contribution to Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation, edited by Bruce Foltz and John Chryssavgis (Fordham University Press, 2013), 307–323.
  • “Toward a Ricoeurian Hermeneutics of Liturgy,” Worship 86.6 (2012): 482–505.
  • À Dieu or From the Logos? Emmanuel Lévinas and Jean-Luc Marion—Prophets of the Infinite,” Philosophy and Theology 22.1–2 (2010): 177–203.
  • “Orthodox Ecological Theology: Bartholomew I and Orthodox Contributions to the Ecological Debate,” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 10.2–3 (2010): 130–143.
  •  “Our Responsibility for Universal Evil: Rethinking Fallenness in Ecological Terms,” contribution to: I more than Others, edited by Eric Severson (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 60–74.
  • “Sharing Our Weakness: Christ, Creation and Fallenness,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 44.1 (2009): 164–178.
  • “Jean-Luc Marion,” contribution to: International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette, Oxford: Blackwell, 2013.
  • “Can We Hear the Voice of God? Michel Henry and the Words of Christ,” contribution to: Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology, edited by Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010), 147–157.
  • Response to Jean-Luc Marion’s “Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Sacrifice,” Martin Marty Center’s Religion and Culture Web Forum, University of Chicago, November 2008.
  • “Jean-Luc Marion: On the Possibility of a Religious Phenomenon,” contribution to Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion, edited by Morny Joy (Springer, 2011), 165–186.
  • “Love as a Declaration of War? On the Absolute Character of Love in Jean-Luc Marion’s Phenomenology of Eros,” contribution to: Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love’s Wisdom, edited by Norman Wirzba and Bruce Ellis Benson (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008), 185–198.
  • “Translator’s Introduction” to Jean-Luc Marion, On the Ego and on God (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007), xi–xxvi.
  • “The Neighbor and the Infinite: Marion and Levinas on the Encounter between Self, Human Other, and God,” Continental Philosophy Review 40 (2007): 231–249.
  •  “A new ‘Apologia’: The Relationship Between Theology and Philosophy in the Work of Jean-Luc Marion,” Heythrop Journal 46 (2005): 299–313.
  • “Ethics, Eros, or Caritas? Lévinas and Marion on Individuation of the Other,” Philosophy Today 49.1 (Spring 2005): 78–95.
  • “‘Pious Doctrines and Virtuous Actions’: The Relation between Theology and Practice in Early Catechetical Instruction,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 40.1 (2005): 36–57.
  • “Praise—Pure and Personal? Jean-Luc Marion’s Phenomenologies of Prayer,” contribution to: The Phenomenology of Prayer, ed. Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba (Fordham University Press, 2005), 168–181.
  • “Do Race and Gender Matter?” contribution to: Philosophy of Religion: Introductory Essays, edited by Thomas J. Oordt (Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2003), 244–258.
  • “A Wesleyan Model for Reconciliation and Evangelism? In Conversation with Hegel and Lévinas,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 37.1 (Spring 2002): 70–85.
  • “Ricoeur’s Hermeneutic of God: A Symbol that Gives Rise to Thought,” Philosophy & Theology 13 (2001): 287–309.
  • “Threads of Fallenness According to the Fathers of the First Four Centuries,” European Explorations in Christian Holiness (Summer 2001): 19–40.
  • “A Holy People Worshipping in a Holy Land: The Importance of Creation for Salvation,” European Explorations in Christian Holiness (September 1999): 23–32.

Translations

Book Translations

Article Translations

  • Emmanuel Falque, “Toward an Ethics of the Spread Body,” presented Boston College, Oct. 2016, printed in Somatic Desire: Recovering Corporeality in Contemporary Thought, eds. Sarah Horton, Stephen Mendelsohn, and Christine Roscewicz (forthcoming).
  • Michel Henry, “The Experience of the Other: Phenomenology and Theology,” The Henry Reader, ed. Scott Davidson (forthcoming).
  • Emmanuel Falque, “Evil and Finitude,” Address at Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology Meeting, Fordham University, May 2015, printed in Evil, Fallenness, Finitude, eds. Bruce Ellis Benson and Keith Putt (New York: SUNY Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • Jean-Luc Marion, “World and Givenness” for collection on Jan Patočka’s philosophy
  • Emmanuel Falque, “Toward a Philosophy of the Eucharist,” Address at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia (May 2013), printed in Kearney, Richard and Brian Treanor, eds. Carnal Hermeneutics (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015), 279–294.
  • Violetta Waibel, “From the Metaphysics of the Beautiful to the Metaphysics of the True: Hölderlin’s Philosophy in the Horizon of Poetry,” in The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism, edited by Matthew Altman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
  • “Schillers Ästhetik zwischen Kant und Schelling” for collection on Schiller’s philosophy
  • Jean-Luc Marion, “The Question of the Unconditioned,” Greely Inaugural Lecture, University of Chicago, November 3, 2011; printed in Journal of Religion 93.1 (2012): 1–24.
  • Jean-Luc Marion, “The Invisible and the Phenomenon,” in: Michel Henry: The Affects of Thought, edited by Jeffrey Hanson and Michael R. Kelly (London: Continuum, 2012), 19–39.
  • Jean-Luc Marion, “The Invisibility of the Saint,” Critical Inquiry 35.3 (Spring 2009): 703–710, reprinted in Believing in Order to See (Fordham University Press, 2017).
  • Jean-Luc Marion, “What We See and What Appears,” in: Idol Anxiety, edited by Aaron Tugendhaft (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011), 152–168.
  • Olivier Boulnois, “La faiblesse sans volonté: Lectures antiques et médiévales de l’akrasia,” in: The Self, Le Soi, edited by Manuel Cruz and Ryan Coyne (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
  • Vincent Descombes, “Réflexions pascaliennes sur l’identité personelle,” in: The Self, Le Soi, edited by Manuel Cruz and Ryan Coyne (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
  • Emmanuel Housset, “L’ipséité et la personne selon Husserl,” in: The Self, Le Soi, edited by Manuel Cruz and Ryan Coyne (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
  • Françoise Dastur, “Reconnaissance et identité: De Soi-même comme un autre au Parcours de la reconnaissance,” in: The Self, Le Soi, edited by Manuel Cruz and Ryan Coyne (forthcoming).
  • Jean Greisch, “Le même, l’autre, le soi: Paul Ricœur à la recherche d’une herméneutique du soi,” in: The Self, Le Soi, edited by Manuel Cruz and Ryan Coyne (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
  • Thomas Pavel, “Je ne suis pas ma vie,” in: The Self, Le Soi, edited by Manuel Cruz and Ryan Coyne (Fordham University Press, forthcoming).
  • Peter J. Schulz, “Zur Subjektivität der menschlichen Person: Edith Steins Beitrag zur Identitätstheorie,” contribution to special volume on Edith Stein, edited by Antonio Calcagno, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 82.1 (2008): 161–176.
  • Jean-Yves Lacoste, “L’apparaître et l’irréductible,” contribution to: Words of Life: New Theological Turns in French Phenomenology, edited by Bruce Benson and Norman Wirzba (Fordham University Press, 2009), 42–67.
  • Eileen Sweeney, “Anselm und Dialog: Distanz und Versöhnung,” in: Gespräche lesen: Philosophische Dialoge im Mittelalter (Tübingen: Günter Narr Verlag, 1999), 101–124.