Eric J. Bugyis

Eric J. Bugyis
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • Lecturer
  • Affiliation During NDIAS Fellowship: Yale University
  • Graduate Fellow (2010-2011)
  • “Beyond Shadows and Ghosts: The Aesthetic Validity of Post- Metaphysical Religion and Post-Secular Politics in Habermas, Derrida, and Kant”

Eric Bugyis is a Ph.D. candidate in religious studies at Yale University. His research explores the philosophy of religion and focuses on post-Kantian continental philosophy (Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger), political theory (Arendt, Habermas, Rawls), and Christian theology.

He is the author of several articles and other scholarly presentations, Mr. Bugyis has taught a range of courses including foundations of theology and the God debate in theology and philosophy (University of Notre Dame), systematic theology and atheist critiques of Christianity (Yale University), and on existentialism (Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth).


  • Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God: Essays in Honor of Denys Turner

    Notre Dame Press, 2015

    Eric J. Bugyis

    Bugyis Turner Crop

    The essays engage classic Christian thought alongside literary and philosophical sources ranging from Pseudo-Dionysius and Dante to Karl Marx and Jacques Derrida. Building on the work of Denys Turner, they indicate that the boundary between atheism and Christian thought is productively blurry. Instead of settling the stale dispute over whether religion is rationally justified, their work suggests instead that Christian life is an ethical and political practice impassioned by a God who transcends understanding.

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