Author Bios


Mikel Burley is Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the

University of Leeds.  His books include  Rebirth and the Stream of Life: A

Philosophical Study of Reincarnation, Karma and Ethics (Bloomsbury,

2016) and Contemplating Religious Forms of Life: Wittgenstein and D. Z.

Phillips (Continuum, 2012).


Vernon Cisney is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Gettysburg College.  He is the author of Deleuze and Derrida: Difference and the Power of the Negative (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) .


Jakob Helmut Deibl is Assistant Professor at the Faculty for Catholic

Theology and Scientific Manager of the Research Centre for Religion and

Transformation at the University of Vienna.  From 2018-19 he worked at

the Pontifico Ateneo Sant'Anselmo in Rome. 


W. Ezekiel Goggin is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at

Skidmore College. His research focuses on the role of religious

imagination in conceptualizing modern accounts of freedom, chiefly at

the historical intersections of post-Kantian philosophy of religion,

phenomenology, critical theory and psychoanalysis.


Delbert J. Hayden is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of

Counselor Education at Western Kentucky University.


Patrice Haynes is Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope

University, UK. Her research interests are sited at the interface between

philosophy and theology and she is a co-founder of The Association of

Continental Philosophy of Religion.


Tamsin Jones is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Trinity

College, Connecticut.  She is the author of A Genealogy of Marion’s

Philosophy of Religion: Apparent Darkness (Indiana University Press,

2011) and has published articles in the Journal of Religion, the Journal of

Theology and Sexuality, Political Theology, Sophia, and Modern

Theology. She is currently working on a second book on the concept of

"religious experience" as it is discussed in continental philosophy and

against the backdrop of trauma theory.  


Lucas McCracken in a doctoral student in Religious Studies at the

University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is translator along with Bradley

Onishi of Emmanuel Faique, The Loving Struggle: Phenomenological

and Theological Debates  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).


Mark Murphy recently completed his Ph.D. at St. Mary’s University,

Twickenham, London, School of Theology.


Bradley B. Onishi is Associate professor of Religious Studies at

Skidmore College, author of The Sacrality of the Secular: Postmodern

Philosophy of Religion (Columbia University Press, 2018)  and is co-editor

of  Mysticism in the French Tradition: Eruptions from France (Routledge

2016).  He is also co-host of the Straight White American Jesus podcast.  


Kara Roberts received her M.A. degree in Religious Studies from the

University of Denver.  She is formerly an assistant editor with the Journal

for Cultural and Religious Theory.


Thomas Roberts is Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of the Department

of Child and Family Development at San Diego State University.  His

research involves the study of  long-term marriages, the relationship of

grandparenting to children's socialization, remarried families (including

the stepmother role, kinship networks, and the socialization of new family

members), and the role of religion and ethical values on family



Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University;

core faculty in the in the Science and Society Program; and affiliated

faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She is the

author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening

of Awe (Columbia University Press, 2009),  Worlds Without End: The

Many Lives of the Multiverse (Columbia University Press, 2014),

and Pantheologies: Gods, Worlds, Monsters (Columbia University Press,

2018). She is also co-editor with Catherine Keller of Entangled Worlds:

Religion, Science, and New Materialisms (Fordham University Press,



Tadd Ruetenik is Professor of Philosophy at St. Ambrose University in

Davenport, Iowa.  He is the author of The Demons of William James:

Religious Pragmatism Explores Unusual Mental States (Palgrave

Macmillan, 2018).


Madison Tarleton is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Denver/Iliff

School of Theology Doctorate of Religion. Her work intersects religion,

media, and anti-Semitism and focuses on the shift between anti-Judaism

and anti-Semitism– what the shift is, why it is important, and what

imagery, media, and art can tell us about the historical precedents that

led to the heightened tensions prior to World War II.