Author Archives: Eric Lee

Something Revealed

I recently listened to the first episode of this new podcast called “Something Revealed”. What an absolutely wonderful listening experience, not to mention a stellar production. Click here to listen, or you can also find it on iTunes. Highly, highly recommended. — What is Something Revealed? It’s our new podcast that delves into the everyday topics […]

New Edited Volume: The Resounding Soul

Greetings, dear readers! It’s been a while, but I wanted to inform you that as of this past November (of 2015), my friend Samuel Kimbriel and I have published an edited volume through Wipf & Stock entitled The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person. The essays contained within are the […]

Pierre Hadot on “Living a Philosophical Life”

Michael Chase: What do the expressions “philosophy” and “living a philosophical life” signify for you? Pierre Hadot: For me, the word “philosophy” corresponds first of all to an historical phenomenon. It was the Greeks who created the word, probably in the sixth or fifth century BC, and it was Plato who gave it its strongest […]

Owen Barfield’s Poetry

At the end of June, I had the honour of co-organizing, attending, and presenting at this year’s Centre of Theology and Philosophy conference on The Soul. We had an amazing list of keynote presenters (including Marilynne Robinson) amongst a large number of extremely high-quality papers by other academics, both from students and professionals. Of the […]

PhD Proposal Writing Advice (unsolicited)

A friend and former (younger) colleague of mine recently asked me for some advice on writing a PhD proposal. I thought it might prove helpful to share my response. Keep in mind that what is written here may not exactly apply to the application process in the United States, but it may still be generically […]

Histories of Philosophy

A friend recently asked me to provide a reading list of books that contain surveys of philosophy. Below is the list that gave him. Now, I understand these are all, to some degree, narrative accounts from many different perspectives including both ancient, medieval, modern, and post-modern trajectories. Louis Dupré, Passage to Modernity Michael Allen Gillespie, Nihilism before […]

Long-overdue Update

It’s been an incredibly long time since I’ve blogged, or had the time or inclination to do so. Much has transpired since I last wrote. I changed my PhD thesis topic quite drastically from a figure study on Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Søren Kierkegaard to a topical thesis on personhood, analogy, and dialogue. This doesn’t […]

Conference: Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

I would love to go to this conference, but no more conferences for me until my PhD is finished. It sounds pretty exciting. Patrick Stokes, the conference organizer, has a book entitled Kierkegaard’s Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision (US | UK) which is an excellent and fun read (I have a forthcoming review of it […]

Where Heaven and Earth Meet

“However, it is not the case that in any genus—even [the genus] of motion—we come to an unqualifiedly maximum and minimum. Hence, if we consider the various movements of the spheres, [we will see that] it is not possible for the world-machine to have, as a fixed and immovable centre, either our perceptible earth or […]

Parasitical Reasoning

“There are Christian theisms which are parasitical upon forms of atheism, for they formulate a doctrine of God primarily in response to a certain kind of grounds for atheistic denial. It is a case worth considering that much eighteenth-century theodicy has this parasitical character, being a theism designed to respond primarily to the threat to […]

Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourses

Two and a half weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the ‘Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourses’ Conference in Oxford at Christ Church College. I’m a bit behind on posting this, but today is Søren Kierkegaard’s 197th birthday so I thought I should at least owe that to him. Sadly, the volcanic ash […]

Schedule updated

It’s been a few weeks now, but the full schedule for the Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination conference is now online.

On Praying with the Victims in Haiti

Please read: “‘With Sighs Too Deep for Words’: On Praying with the Victims in Haiti”, by Nate Kerr

New CoTP site: redesign & functionality

It’s been a while in the making, but I’ve finally launched the new redesign for the Centre of Theology and Philosophy.  It’s now on WordPress (instead of some weird hybrid of Movable Type like it was before), and I’ve added some new functionality here and there.  There’s a new post with details, and if you […]

Conference: Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination March 24-27, 2010 Point Loma Nazarene University Co-sponsored by the PLNU Wesleyan Center, Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, Center for Pastoral Leadership, and Center for Women’s Studies. Call For Papers (Deadline Nov. Dec 15) Plenary speakers: Bill McKibben: Christian environmental activist, scholar in residence at Middlebury […]


In a similar vein to the University of Nottingham’s Period Table of Videos (be sure to check out the Potassium one!), Brady Haran, in conjunction with our Department of Theology and Religious Studies, is now producing a series on the Bible dubbed Bibledex.  There will be books on all 66 books of the Bible, and […]

Call For Papers: Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourses

This was forwarded to our department: CALL FOR PAPERS KIERKEGAARD’S UPBUILDING DISCOURSES Oxford Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought International Conference 16–18 April, 2010 The Oxford Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, in connection with the Søren Kierkegaard Society of the UK, is pleased to announce an international conference focusing on Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding […]

On the prices of books

Sadly, after doing some clicking back and forth on my earlier post on all the paperback Kierkegaard books coming out (are now out now, by the way), I’ve noticed that in just about every case, all of the prices went up by a few dollars/pounds.  I suppose this isn’t much of a surprise as pre-order […]

Kierkegaard & Pitying the Fool

Whenever I do Kierkegaard posts, I, like many people, do a Google image search to visually spice up the posts.  The recent post is a caricature of Kierkegaard from the Corsair, I believe.  This one is also classic.  But I think  this illustration, by John Peterson, from this book, probably takes the cake as one […]