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Sean Turchin

Department Chair, & Assistant Professor of  Philosophy

saturchin@liberty.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • M.Div. in Philosophy, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A.R., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor’s in Theology

 

Biography

Dr. Sean Turchin’s doctoral dissertation research re-examined Karl Barth’s relation to Søren Kierkegaard, with particular reference to Barth’s misreading of Kierkegaard’s central Christian concepts. His research interests include Greek philosophy, Enlightenment and Post-Enlightenment traditions, Church history, Philosophical Theology, and Reformation theology.

Academic Presentations

  • “Are There Limits to Religious Freedom?” Speaker at the Bowie State University Scholars Forum, Nov 18, 2015.
  • “Christianity and Islam: A Martyrdom of Love,” a paper presented at the Europe, Christianity and the Encounter with Other Religions Conference, The Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 9-11, 2012.
  • “Kierkegaard’s Echo in the Theology of Karl Barth,” paper presented at the International Kierkegaard Conference, The Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen, August 2011.
  • “Kierkegaard’s overcoming of the Infinite Qualitative Difference,” paper presented at ‘Kierkegaard’s Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses, The Oxford Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford, April 2010.
  • “Barth’s Misreading of Kierkegaard,” paper presented at Postgraduate Winter Conference in Theology, University of Edinburgh, December 2009.

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

  • “Kierkegaard as an Apologist,” in A Legacy of Apologetics: Historical and Theological Introduction, ed. Forest, Chatraw, and Dew. Zondervan, [Forthcoming].
  • “Hero,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome II: Envy to Incognito, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “History,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome II: Envy to Incognito, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Irrational,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome IV: Individual to Novel, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Nero,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome IV: Individual to Novel, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Offense,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome V: Objectivity to Sacrifice, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Paradox;” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome V: Objectivity to Sacrifice, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Repentance,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome V: Objectivity to Sacrifice, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Revelation,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome V: Objectivity to Sacrifice, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Suffering,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome VI: Salvation to Writing, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “Temptation,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome VI: Salvation to Writing, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014.
  • “God, The Self, and The Infinite Qualitative Difference,” in Acta Kierkegaardiana, 2013
  • “Absurd,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “Anthropology,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “Appropriation,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “Approximation,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “Authority,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “Beginning,” in Volume 15: Kierkegaard’s Concepts, Tome I: Absolute to Church, edited by Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald, and Jon Stewart, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
  • “Kierkegaard’s Echo in the Early Theology of Karl Barth,” in the Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, Volume 2012, Issue 1, pp. 323-336, July 2012.

Books

  • A History of Philosophical Skepticism. Co-author. Blackwell & Wiley, [Forthcoming]
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and Theology: 18th to 20th Century theology and philosophy (online and monograph), co-editor and co-author, [Forthcoming, 2019].
  • Examining the Primary Influence on Karl Barth’s Epistle to the Romans (ProQuest UMI Dissertation Publishing, 2011.