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William Myatt, Ph.D.
Office #: Crown Center 446
CV Link: Myatt CV
William Myatt is a full-time lecturer in theology at Loyola University Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in Constructive Theology in December of 2012. Prior to being appointed to his present position, William taught as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Philosophy. He has also taught at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and DePaul University in Chicago. From 2001-2007, William served as a full-time pastor, during which time he earned an M.A. in theology from Creighton University. He has an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a B.A. from Union University in Tennessee.
Theology and Religious Studies
William's research dwells at the intersection of critical, hermeneutical philosophy and public theologies. His dissertation, "Theological Plunderphonics: Public Theology and the Fragment," used the works of David Tracy, Paul Ricoeur, and Walter Benjamin to construct a method for contextualized approaches to public theology.
William has presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to theological and philosophical hermeneutics and method. His essay on Hans Urs von Balthasar won the 2011 Albert Clark Award, sponsored by the Theta Alpha Kappa theology society.
- "Public Theology and 'The Fragment': Duncan Forrester, David Tracy, and Walter Benjamin," forthcoming in the International Journal of Public Theology
- "The Controversy of 'Difference': A Consideration of Hans Urs von Balthasar," Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa (2012): 1-18.
- Review of Theological Reflection for Human Flourishing: Pastoral Practice and Public Theology by Helen Cameron, Journal of Lutheran Ethics
- "No More (Word) Games," Religion Dispatches