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Donald Wallenfang PhD

PUBLICATIONS

Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein (under review with ICS Publications) - Monograph.

“Aperture of Absence: Jean-Luc Marion on the God Who ‘Is Not’” in Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, eds., Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (New York: Springer, 2013), 861-873.

“The Heart of the Matter: Edith Stein on the Substance of the Soul,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture (forthcoming, 2014).

“Awaken, O Spirit: The Vocation of Becoming in the Work of Edith Stein,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012), 57-74.

“Figures and Forms of Ultimacy: Manifestation and Proclamation as Paradigms of the Sacred,” The International Journal of Religion in Spirituality and Society, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2011), 109-114.

“Sacramental Givenness: The Notion of Givenness and its Import for Interpreting the Phenomenality of the Eucharist,” Philosophy and Theology, Vol. 22, Nos. 1-2 (2011), 131-154.

“Private Parts and Personalism: Questions on Human Sexual Union,” DePaul University Humanities Center: “Gender and Sexuality: A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium,” proceedings, January 28, 2010, pp. 35-52.

BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review: Raimon Panikkar. The Rhythm of Being: The Gifford Lectures. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010; published by Catholic Books Review http://www.catholicbooksreview.org/2010/panikkar.htm

Book Review: Andrew Shenton, Ed. Messiaen the Theologian. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2010; published by Catholic Books Review
http://catholicbooksreview.org/2010/shenton.htm

CBook Review: Edith Stein. Potency and Act: Studies Toward a Philosophy of Being. Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 2009; published by Catholic Books Review http://www.catholicbooksreview.org/2009/stein.htm

CONFERENCES

Face Off for Interreligious Dialogue: A Theology of Childhood in Jean-Luc Marion versus a Theology of Adulthood in Emmanuel Levinas, The North American Levinas Society Conference, “Emmanuel Levinas and Interreligious Dialogue,” Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, July 28-31, 2013.

Soul Power: Edith Stein’s Meta-Phenomenological Construction of the Human Soul, The International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein International Conference, “Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Public History: New Approaches and Applications,” King’s University College, London, Ontario, June 12-14, 2013.

Being Interpreted: Paul Ricoeur’s Critique of a Phenomenology of Manifestation, Society for Ricoeur Studies International Conference, Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-23, 201.

For Welfare or for Woe?: Imagination and the Magic Power of Absence, Society for Ricoeur Studies International Conference, Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-23, 2011.

Avatars of Alterity: Levinas’ Challenge to a Phenomenology of Manifestation, North American Levinas Society Annual Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 1-3, 2011.

Figures and Forms of Ultimacy: Manifestation and Proclamation as Paradigms of the Sacred, International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, Chicago, IL, February 15-17, 2011.

"Being Interpreted: Paul Ricoeur’s Critique of a Phenomenology of Manifestation," Society for Ricoeur Studies International Conference, Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-23, 2011

"For Welfare or for Woe?: Imagination and the Magic Power of Absence," Society for Ricoeur Studies International Conference, Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA, October 22-23, 2011

"Avatars of Alterity: Levinas’ Challenge to a Phenomenology of Manifestation," North American Levinas Society Annual Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, May 1-3, 2011

"Figures and Forms of Ultimacy: Manifestation and Proclamation as Paradigms of the Sacred," International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, Chicago, IL, February 15-17, 2011

"Awaken, O Spirit: The Vocation of Becoming in the Work of Edith Stein," The Edith Stein Project Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, IN, February 11-12, 2011

"Aperture of Absence: Jean-Luc Marion on the God Who ‘Is Not,’" Book Preview Conference: Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, eds., Models of God and Other Ultimate Realities (New York: Springer, 2011), American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 29, 2010

"Poetic Existence: Pain and Trauma in the Thought of Heidegger and Levinas," Trauma Conference, “New Approaches to Trauma: Bridging Theory and Practice,” Arizona State University, New College, Phoenix, AZ, October 7-9, 2010

"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Achievement of David Tracy," The Lonergan Society at Marquette University, “Lonergan on the Edge” Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, September 17-19, 2010

"Imaginative Construals in the Work of Edith Stein: A Rendezvous for Evolutionary Theory and the Catholic Faith," Chronicle of Faith Conference: “Celebrating the Legacy of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, April 30-May 1, 2010

"Body Language and the Integral Dimensions of Human Personhood," Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Theological Student Conference: “Sex, Sexuality, and Gender,” Evanston, IL, April 30, 2010

"Attestation Manifest: An Exploration of the Phenomenological Tonalities of Human Personhood," Zygon Center for Religion and Science, 2010 Student Symposium on Science and Spirituality, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL, April 16, 2010

"Our Mother Who Art in Earth: Refashioning Nomenclature and Predication of Divinity," Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series, The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Chicago, IL, April 14, 2010

"Divine Motherhood?: Exploring Predications of Divinity," Interdisciplinary Research Symposium for Graduate Students and Alumni, Loyola University Chicago, IL, April 10, 2010

"Embodied Yearning: A Phenomenological Consideration of Human Sexuality," American Academy of Religion, 2010 Midwest Regional Meeting, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, March 26-27, 2010

"Thrownness and Solitude: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Poetics of Pain," The Graduate Center – City University of New York Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, “The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation,” New York, NY, February 25-26, 2010

"Give Me Love Or Give Me Death: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic of Human Sexuality," Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature Student Religious Studies Conference, Valparaiso, IN, February 12, 2010

"Givenness and Responsibility: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic of the Human Person," The Catholic University of Eastern Africa 2nd International Symposium: “The Person,” Nairobi, Kenya, February 2-4, 2010

"Private Parts and Personalism: Questions on Human Sexual Union," Symposium on Gender and Sexuality, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, January 28, 2010

"Unacknowledged Pioneers of Comparative Theology," Comparative Theology Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 30 – November 1, 2010

"The Givenness of Human Personhood: The Notion of Givenness and Its Bearing on (Theological) Anthropology," The Value of Human Life Conference, Institute of Bioethics, Steubenville, OH, October 23-25, 2009

"Listen to Me: On the Intersection between the Soteriological Form of Johann Baptist Metz and Catholic Youth Ministry," Concilium Symposium: “The North-South Dialogue,” Chicago, IL, June 12, 2009

"The Taboos of 'Otherness': A Study of the Ritual Purity Codes Surrounding Childbirth and Menstruation in the Book of Leviticus," American Academy of Religion, Midwest Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 4, 2009

"The Taboos of 'Otherness': A Study of the Ritual Purity Codes Surrounding Childbirth and Menstruation in the Book of Leviticus," Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series, The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Chicago, IL, January 22, 2009