12388284_10156459952475226_892551370_nJoel Harrison completed his B.A. in English at California State University, Long Beach, M.A. in English at the University of Northern Colorado, M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a PhD candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University studying the relationship between theology and social thought at the turn of the 20th century. Interests include 19th and early 20th century German thought, particularly Hegel’s philosophy of spirit, Weber, and Troeltsch, Neo-Kantian philosophy of religion and history, social and critical theory, contemporary theology, especially ecclesiology.

 

GRADLucas Scott Wright is a PhD student and Rowny Fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara Religious Studies department with a concentration in Jewish Studies. His research interests are early 20th century Jewish philosophy and theology on the European continent, contemporary continental philosophy, sociology, and religious studies theories and methods. His current project investigates the work of Franz Rosenzweig, the Frankfurt School, and phenomenology to explore concepts of reason, messianism and difference.

 

11232895_10100467464814130_2100507968250312693_oSean is currently a PhD student at the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. He is also a Henry N.R. Jackman Junior Fellow in the Humanities at the Jackman Humanities Institute. His research is in philosophy and religion, exploring the relationship between religion and economics. His current project utilizes the literature surrounding the Christian prohibition on usury in 13th century Europe to open a set of questions around the philosophy of time and the nature of credit.