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Dr. Myka Lahaie earned a Ph.D. in theology from Durham University in 2021, where she also had the opportunity to teach for several years. Her specialization is in systematic theology, focusing on the intersection between theology and continental philosophy.
The research for her doctoral thesis received support from Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies and was entitled “Love, Gift, and the Fragmentary Self: A Theological Engagement with Jean-Luc Marion and Søren Kierkegaard.”
Before coming to SBU, Myka gained further teaching experience with the University of Saint Francis, Indiana, and was awarded the Hong Kierkegaard Library Advanced Research Fellowship at St. Olaf College (Spring Semester, 2022).
Beyond her academic background, Myka has previous experience in social work and parish ministry. She is currently a novice in the Third Order Society of Saint Francis (Anglican Communion).
Myka is interested in questions related to theological anthropology and theological method. In exploring these two areas of inquiry, her work considers ways of engaging Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology of givenness as a resource. Currently, she is
preparing a book manuscript that extends the argument of her doctoral thesis.
- “Givenness, ‘Mystery,’ and the Question of Nature and Grace: Reading Marion with the Help of Josef Pieper.” Modern Theology (published online April 2, 2022): https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12785.
- “Kierkegaard and Gift: The Problem with ‘Kenotic Love’ in Light of Kierkegaard’s ‘Gift Theory,’” Modern Theology 36, no. 2 (April, 2020): 336-357.
- Review of Hope in a Secular Age: Deconstruction, Negative Theology, and the Future of Faith, by David Newheiser, Modern Theology 34, no. 3 (July 2021), 824-827.
- Review of Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality Amid the Crises of Modernity, by Andrew Prevot, Reviews in Religion & Theology 23, no. 4 (October 2016), 581-584.