Steven DeLay

Thomas Jack Lynch Teacher-Scholar Post Doctoral Fellow
Office: B306 Tribble
Phone: 336-758-2234



ICP, International Network in the Philosophy of Religion, Biennial Summer Conference, Paris, June 2019

The Power at Work within Us

ICP, International Network in the Philosophy of Religion, Séminaire de recherche Philosophie de la religion, Paris, March 2019

Making Peace

University of Colorado Boulder, 31st Annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace Conference, October 20, 2018

Rice University, Department of Religion, September 28, 2018

Jean-Yves Lacoste: From Being-in-the-World to Living-Before-God

University of Saint Thomas (Houston), Department of Philosophy, September 28, 2018

My main work is in phenomenology. I took a DPhil in philosophy from Oxford in 2017. I lived in Houston with my wife for 2017 and 2018, where I worked as an independent scholar before coming to Wake Forest. If you want to talk philosophy or are considering taking one of my classes, always feel free to visit at office hours.


Phenomenology in France: A Philosophical and Theological Introduction (New York and London: Routledge, 2019)
Coram Deo: Studies in Interiority (under review)
Conscience (manuscript in progress)

“Disclosing Worldhood or Expressing Life? Heidegger and Henry on the Origin of the Work of Art,” Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (2017), Special Issue: “Thinking Contemporary Art with Heidegger,” 4 (2), 155-171

“The Toiling Lily: Narrative Life, Responsibility and the Ontological Ground of Self-Deception,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (2016), Special Issue: “Making Sense: Narrativity, Interpretation and Responsibility,” 15 (1), 103-116

“God and Givenness: Toward a Phenomenology of Mysticism,” Continental Philosophy Review (2014), 47 (1), 87-106

“The Power at Work within Us,” in preparation for a volume on Emmanuel Falque’s Crossing the Rubicon, ed. Martin Kočí

“Against Onto-theology: Will and Love in the Mystical Tradition.” In P. Cooper and S. Kikuchi (eds.) Commitments to Medieval Mysticism within Contemporary Contexts. Leuven—Paris—Bristol, CT: Peeters. (2017), 95-110


John Davenport’s Narrative, Autonomy, and Mortality: From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard, European Journal of Philosophy, (2016), 24 (1) 289-298

Joseph Rivera’s The Contemplative Self after Michel Henry, Symposium: Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, (2016)

J.R. Hustwit’s Interreligious Hermeneutics and the Pursuit of Truth, Review of Metaphysics (2015), 69 (3) 141-143