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Karl Eric Hefty

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E-mail : khefty@ustpaul.ca

Phone : 613 236-1393 , extension 2261

Office : GIG 366


Karl Hefty is Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Saint Paul University and is currently Visiting Researcher at the École Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, Paris. He is a specialist in fundamental theology, phenomenology, and hermeneutics, with a particular interest in 19th and 20th-century French and German thought.

His current book-length projects include an historical and phenomenological study of wisdom, a short book on divine mercy, and a monograph study of Michel Henry’s concept of revelation.

Trained in theology and the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Chicago and the University of Cambridge, he has received numerous awards, including the Theological Studies Prize for the best dissertation in theology at Cambridge, and the Chateaubriand Fellowship in philosophy, awarded by the French Government. He previously held an Arthur J. Ennis, O.S.A., Postdoctoral Fellowship at Villanova University, a Lectureship in Greek Thought & Literature at the University of Chicago, and a Visiting Lectureship in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012, Director: Jean-Luc Marion

M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2004, Director: Jean-Yves Lacoste

Diploma, University of Cambridge, 2003, Thesis Director: Conor Cunningham, Director of Studies: Catherine Pickstock

B.A., Politics, University of Virginia, 1999, Thesis Director: Clifton McCleskey, Director of Studies: Larry Sabato