University of Pittsburgh
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Department of Religious Studies


Brock Bahler

Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD, Duquesne University

2612A Cathedral of Learning


Philosophy of religion, Christian philosophy, Jewish philosophy, ethics, continental philosophy, critical race theory, gender studies


Philosophy of Religion, Religion & Rationality, Classics of Christian Thought, Guide of the Perplexed

Selected Publications

Philosophy of Childhood Today: Exploring the Boundaries, coedited with David Kennedy (Lexignton, 2016)

Childlike Peace in Merleau-Ponty and Levinas: Intersubjectivity as Dialectical Spiral (Lexington, 2016). PODCAST interview with the author.

“Levinas and the Parent-Child Relation: A Merleau-Pontyian Critique of Appropriating Levinas to Developmental Psychology,” The Humanistic Psychologist, 43, no. 2 (2015).

“Emmanuel Levinas, Radical Orthodoxy, and an Ontology of Originary Peace.” Journal of Religious Ethics (2014).

“Al-Farabi’s Religious Inclusivism: Prolegomena for Dialogue between Islam and the West.” Kinesis 39, no. 1 (Spring 2012).

“Kierkegaard’s View of Religious Pluralism in Concluding Unscientific Postscript.” Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies 3, no. 1 (2011).

“Derridean Hospitality in an Age of Political Xenophobia.” The American Future (2010).

“A Catholic Bishop and Two Atheists Bringing Justice to the World: Augustine, Singer, & Nagel on Equality and Partialit.,” Fides Quaerens Intellectum 4.1 (2009).

Current Projects

"The Great Inversion: Greatness according to Kierkegaard" (ms)​

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