Before God: Exercises in Subjectivity (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)

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Rainbow by the Sea, Roos Schuring

Since Heidegger, it has become something of an unquestioned presupposition to analyse the structure and essence of selfhood from the perspective of being-in-the-world. However, in this original work, Steven DeLay, using a wide breadth of philosophical sources, articulates a view of selfhood which emphasizes humanity’s ineluctable experience before-God. The work presents an original view of the relationship between philosophy and theology, namely that there is no distinction between the two.


Phenomenology in France: A Philosophical and Theological Introduction (Abingdon, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2019)



A profile is available in Christ Church Matters, volume 41, Trinity Term 2018.

A review in Phenomenological Reviews is here.

A review in the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion is here.

And there is a discussion of the book at Richard Marshall’s 3:16 AM here.