Dan Wright

Doctoral Candidate

Education

  • University of Virginia: Ph.D., Philosophical Theology (2015)
  • University of Oklahoma: MA, Philosophy (2009)
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary: MA, Theology (2006)
  • Colorado Christian University: BA, Liberal Arts (2004)

Dissertation

After the Eucharist: Ontology and Ethics in the Eucharistic Theology of John Zizioulas

Research Interests

  • Eastern Orthodox Theology
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Moral Theology
  • Phenomenology

Teaching

Instructor

  • Accelerated Academic Writing: Faith and Film, University of Virginia  
  • Religion and American Politics, University of Virginia   

Teaching Assistant

  • History of Christianity I, University of Virginia
  • Philosophy and Literature, University of Oklahoma
  • Introduction to Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Presentations

  • “Eschaton, Eucharist, and Ethics: The Phenomenon of Love according to Jean-Luc Marion, John Zizioulas, and St. John the Theologian,” Orthodox Theological Society in America, Boston, October 2014
  • “Eucharistic Ecclesiology and Ascesis,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Annual Meeting (Southeast Region of American Academy of Religion), Atlanta, March 2014
  • “Essence, Energies, and Persons: Re-Thinking the Realities in God,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 2012
  • “Divine Personhood and Deification: John Zizioulas and the Prospect of Human Personhood,” McGill Centre for Research on Religion Graduate Student Conference, Montreal, October 2012