In today’s podcast episode, Mike Avery talks with Colby Dickinson of Loyola University Chicago! They talk about the importance of literature for theology, what makes a great professor, and how attending to the requests of students can lead to new and unexpected courses.
Colby Dickinson is Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola University, Chicago, where he is also the director of majors and minors for the department. He earned his Ph.D. in theology (as well as his STB, STL, and STD) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, an MA in religious education from Saint Louis University, and his MTS from Duke Divinity School. He is the author of Agamben and Theology (T&T Clark, 2011), Between the Canon and the Messiah: The Structure of Faith in Contemporary Continental Thought (Bloomsbury, 2013), The Spiritual and Creative Failures of Representation: On Poetry, Theology and the Potential of the Human Being (Fordham University Press, 2016) and, with Adam Kotsko, Agamben’s Coming Philosophy: Finding a New Use for Theology (Rowman & Littlefied, 2015). He is the editor of The Postmodern ‘Saints’ of France: Refiguring ‘the Holy’ in Contemporary French Philosophy (T&T Clark, 2013), The Shaping of Tradition: Context and Normativity (Peeters, 2013) and co-editor, with Stéphane Symons, of Walter Benjamin and Theology (Fordham University Press, 2016).
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