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William Myatt

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Bill Myatt joined the Judson University community in the fall of 2017. He teaches Introduction to Philosophy, which is offered at Judson as an online course. Myatt’s primary area of academic expertise is in theological hermeneutics, a field that approaches the theological task as an exercise in interpretation.

His studies and writing have focused mainly on the overlap between theology and philosophy that occurred in 20th-century debates about the relationship between philosophies of language and theological truth claims. He has contributed book chapters to multiple works, been published in various peer-reviewed journals, and has made scholarly presentations at local, national, and international conferences. For the latest on his professional accomplishments, see his LinkedIn profile (  https://www.linkedin.com/in/williammyatt/  ).

  • Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago, 2012
  • M.A., Creighton University, 2007
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., Union University, 1997

Dr. Myatt’s primary area of academic expertise is in theological hermeneutics, a field that approaches the theological task as an exercise in interpretation.

“David Tracy: A Critical Theology of Retrieval” in Darren Sarisky (ed.), Theologies of Retrieval: An Exploration and Appraisal (New York: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2017). (https://www.amazon.com/Theologies-Retrieval-Exploration-Darren-Sarisky/dp/0567666794)

“God in Gotham: Tim Keller’s Theology of the City,” Missiology 44.2 (Nov 23, 2015): 180–93. (http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0091829615617493)   

“Tradition and Innovation: Paul Ricoeur and the Dynamics of Critical Theology,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 74.4 (2014): 329–42. (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21692327.2014.888957#preview)     

“Public Theology and ‘The Fragment’: Duncan Forrester, David Tracy, and Walter Benjamin,” International Journal of Public Theology, 8.1 (2014): 85–106 (http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15697320-12341331;jsessionid=44pkeqknwbiz.x-brill-live-02)   

“Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Controversy of ‘Difference’: A Consideration of Hans Urs von Balthasar,” Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa 36.1 (2012): 1–18.

*Winner of Albert Clark Award, Best Graduate Essay