23 July 2001

about me

My primary academic interest is philosophical theology in service to the church.

Philosophical theology - at least as I do it - is a kind of combination of systematic theology, historical theology, and biblical theology, bringing the tools and perspectives of philosophy to bear upon issues of faith, particularly in terms of meta-issues of how our assumptions (in terms of ontology, epistemology, and so on) affect and shape theology and where they fit in the unfolding history of theological thought.

Moreover, I see this interest as one that is best nurtured in the context of a liturgical piety rooted in the word and sacraments, in conversation with the wider traditions of the Christian church of all ages.

Other interests include postmodernism, moral theology/philosophy, and epistemology.

For more detailed information on teaching and publications, consult my website. A selection of writings is also available.

For more information about me or to contact me:

email: garver[at]gmail[dot]com
AIM, YIM: garvers1
phone: 215.991.3516 (work)

address:
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19141