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Stephen Edmund Lahey

Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Office: 939 OldH
Mailing Address:
237 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0337
slahey3@unl.edu


Education:

  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1982 - 1986 Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1986
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, 1986 - 1990 Master of Arts, Philosophy, 1990
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, 1990 - 1996 Doctor of Philosophy,Medieval Studies, May 21, 1996 Dissertation: "Metaphysics and Politics in Wyclif's Theory of Dominium" Major Advisor: Arthur Stephen McGrade
  • SEABURY-WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 2001-2002 Certificate of Advanced Theological Study, 2002 1 Unit Clinical Pastoral Education, Lincoln A.C.P.E. program, 2002-2003

Areas of Specialization:

  • History of Philosophy, Historical Theology
  • Ordained to Diaconate of Episcopal Church of the United States
    of America, 13 December 2003.
  • Ordained to Priesthood of Episcopal Church of the United States
    of America, 18 September 2004.

Areas of Competence:

  • Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Church History, Philosophy
    of Religion, Ethics.

Current Research:

  • "Late Medieval Eucharistic Theology", for Companion to the Medieval Eucharist, Ian Levy and Gary Macy, eds., Bill Academic Publishing
  • John Wyclif's, Trialogus, translation, under contract,Cambridge University Press
  • Summa de Ente: A New Edition of Wyclif's Philosophical Summa, in collaboration with Ivan Mueller, project in preparation for submission to Corpus     Christianorum Series Latinum, Continuatio Medievalis, Brepols, Belgium
  • Project Editor, Wyclif's Ltin Works Online: based in Georgetown University, ongoing

Current Employment:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies

Teaching Experience:

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, 2008 - present
  • Lecturer, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, 2002 - 2008
  • History Western Civilization to 1700, Undergraduate Survey
  • Medieval England: upper-level Undergraduate & Graduate
  • England from Prehistory to the Glorious Revolution: Undergraduate Survey
  • Religious Studies
  • Medieval Literature and Theology: The Dominicans: upper-level Undergraduate & Graduate
  • Reasoned Faith: Introduction to philosophical Theology Undergraduate Honors Seminar
  • Contemporary Theology; upper-level Undergraduate
  • History of Interpretation of Scripture; Undergraduate Seminar
  • Explaining Religion; Introductory Level Undergraduate
  • Latin Introductory Latin 1, First Semester of first year
  • Introductory Latin 2, Second Semester of first year
  • Advanced Latin: Boethius
  • Medieval Latin: John Wyclif's Trialogus
  • LeMoyne College, Philosophy Department, Philosophy, Philosphical Foundations of Western
        Society; First Semester Undergraduate course
  • History of Medieval Philosophy, upper-level Undergraduate, Major requirement
  • History of Ancient Philosophy, upper-level Undergraduate, Major requirement
  • Senior Seminar: God, Freedom and Horrendous Evil, Undergraduate Seminar
  • Honors Humanities Program III: The Modern World, Honors seminar (team taught)
        Honors Humanities Program II: Medieval and Renaissance World (team taught)
  • Introduction to Logic, Computer Based, Undergraduate elective, Major requirement
  • Problems in Ethics (White Racism), (Animal Rights), Undergraduate elective, Major requirement
LEMOYNE COLLEGE Syracuse NY
  • Assistant Professor, 1999-2001
  • Philosophical Foundations of Western Society
  • History of Medieval Philosophy
  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • Senior Seminar: God, Freedom and Horrendous Evil
  • Honors Humanity Program: The Modern World
  • Introduction to Logic, Computer Based
  • Problems in Ethics (White Racism)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, Lincoln,Nebraska
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998-1999
  • Problems in Ethics
LEMOYNE COLLEGE, Syracuse, New York
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 1997-1998
  • Philosophical Foundations of Western Society
  • History of Medieval Philosophy
  • Honors Humanities Program II: Medieval and Renaissance World
  • Problems in Ethics (Animal Rights)
CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, New London, Connecticut
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Ethics (Race and Gender Issues), September 1996 - December 1996
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT AT AVERY POINT
  • Adjunct Faculty, 1996 - 1997
  • Introduction to Ethics, February 1996 - July 1997
  • Philosophy and Religion, February 1996 - May 1996
  • Introduction to Logic, September 1996 - December 1996
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Storrs, Connecticut
  • Teaching Assistant, 1991-1992
  • Ethics (General Survey and Core Course in Gender Issues)
  • Lecturer, 1992-1996
  • Classics in Western Philosophy, September 1992 - May 1993
  • Introduction to Ethics, February 1995 - May 1995
  • Philosophy and Religion, September 1993 - May 1996
  • Introduction to Logic, September 1995 - December 1995
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Western Civilization Great Books Reading Program, September 1986 - August 1990

Publications:

  • Philosophy and Politics in the Thought of John Wyclif, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought,
        Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Refereed Articles:

  • Reginald Pecock on the Doom of Faith and Reason Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol.56, No.2, April 2005, pp.235-260
  • "Ockham and Trope Nominalism", Franciscan Studies,Vol.55, 1998,pp.105-120.
  • "Wyclif and Rights", Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol.58, Spring 1997 pp.1-20.
  • "Maimonides and Analogy", American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Vol.LXVIII, No.2 (1993), pp.219-232.

Entries in Dictionaries:

  • "John Wyclif," "Adam Wodeham", "William Crathorn", "Thomas Bradwardine", in Springer Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy, Henrik Lagerlund,     editor-in-chief, Springer Verlag, forthcoming 2009
  • "John Wyclif", in History of Western Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 2, Medieval Philosophy and Religion, Graham Oppy and Nicholas Trakakis, ed.,     Acumen Publishing
  • John Wyclif, John Hus, Jerome of Prague, Reginald Pecock, "Cambridge Dictionary of
        Christianity", Cambridge University Press, forthcoming
  • Wyclif's, "Political Philosophy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy",
        http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/wyclif-political/
  • Thomas Aquina's, "Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia", Alan Soble,
        ed., Greenwood Press, 2006, Vol.2 pp.1045-1053
  • "Philosophical Genres", Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Supplement I, William Jordan, ed., Scribners, 2003, pp.472-474
  • "Thomas Bradwardine", "Paul of Pergula", "Gaetano de Thiene", "Guilliame Arnauldis", A Companion to
        Philosophy in the Middle Ages
    , Jorge Gracia, Timothy Noone eds., Blackwell, 2003
  • "Insolubilia", "Obligations", "Sophismata", "Topics",The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, Second Edition,
        Robert Audi, ed., Cambridge University Press, 1999
  • "Roger Bacon", "Thomas Bradwardine", "Richard Fitzralph", "Philosophy 1272-1485", Historical Dictionary of Late
        Medieval England
    , Ronald Fritze, ed., Greenwood Press, 2002.
  • "John Wyclif", "William Ockham", "Gabriel Biel", "Jan Hus", Historical Dictionary
        of the Later Middle Ages
    , Clayton Drees, ed., Greenwood Press, 2000
  • "Adam Pipwell", "Edward Upton", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography,
        Oxford University Press, September 2004

Book Chapters:

  • "Wyclif's Christology and Trintarian Theology", A Companion to John Wyclif,
        Ian C. Levy, ed., Brill Academic Publisher, Leiden, forthcoming
  • "Wyclif and Lollardy", The Medieval Theologians, G.Evans, ed., Blackwell, 2001
  • "Wyclif and Toleration", in Difference and Dissent, John C. Laursen & Cary J.
         Nederman, eds., Rowan & Littlefield, 1997, pp.39-66.

Book Reviews:

  • Jiri Kejr, ed., Magistri Iohannis Hus Questiones, in The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 93, Number 3, July 2007, pp. 637-639, Review
  • Michael Sargent, ed., Nicholas Love The Mirour of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ, Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. XXXXVIII, No. 3, Fall 2007, pp     916-918
  • Richard Copsey, Carmel in Britain: Studies on the Early History of the Carmelite Order Volume Three The Hermits from Mount Carmel Sixteenth     Century Journal, Winter 2006, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp 1196-97
  • Book Review: Ian Christopher Levy, John Wyclif: Scriptural Logic, Real Presence and the Parameters of Orthodoxy; Mariateresa Fumagalli     Beonio Brocchiere e Stefano Simonetta, John Wyclif's, Logica, Politica, Teologia Speculum forthcoming
  • Book Review: "Roger Ariew, Descartes and the Last Scholastics" Seventeenth Century Studies, Vol.31, No.4, 2000, pp.152-153
  • Book Review, "Jesse Gellrich, Discourse and Dominion in the Fourteenth Century", Speculum, March, 1998

Languages: Latin, German, French

Conferences and Presentations:

  • "Ockham and Trope Nominalism", 10th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Medieval Studies, Providence, RI, April 1992.
  • "Dominion as a Causal Universal in Wyclif's Metaphysics", 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1993.
  • "Dominion Theory in Richard Fitzralph and John Wyclif", 7th Annual Medieval-Renaissance Conference, Clinch Valley College of the University of     Virginia, September 1993.
  • "Power and Property in Wyclif's Dominium Theory", 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1994.
  • "Wyclif's De Civili Dominio and Natural Rights", 4th Annual Texas Medieval Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, September 1994.
  • "The Relation of John Wyclif's Metaphysics to his Political Thought", 2nd International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK, July 1995.
  • "Wyclif's Realism and his Political Thought", 20th International Congress on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University,     Villanova, PA, September 1995.
  • "Determinism in Bradwardine and Wyclif", 31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1996.
  • "The Poverty Controversy and Medieval Philosophy", Invited Lecture, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, October 1996.
  • "The Relation of Wyclif's", De Ecclesia to his Theory of Dominion, 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1997.
  • "Causal Universals in Wyclif's Metaphysics", 22nd International Congress on Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University,     Villanova, PA, September 1997
  • "Grace in Wyclif's Political Thought", 33d International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1998
  • "Reginald Pecock and Later Scholastic Thought", 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, May 1999
  • "Wyclif's Relational Realism", Invited Paper, Society of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy  Session, 24th International Congress on Patristic,     Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova PA, September 1999
  • "Foundations of the Reformation in Later Medieval Thought", Invited lecture, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg PA, December 1999
  • "Michael Wilks on Wyclif's Political Thought", 35th International Congress in Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, May 2000
  • "Reginald Pecock on the Doom of Faith and the Doom of Reason", 1st Annual Medieval Conference of Convivium, Siena College, Loudonville NY,     October 2000
  • "Anglicanism Before Henry VIII: Wyclif and Lollardy", Invited lecture, Seabury Western Theological Seminary, September 2001
  • "Wyclif Preaching of Dominium, Religion and Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, University of Nebraska, 12 October 2001
  • "Wycliff and the Church Fathers", 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI., May 2004
  • "Identifying the Doctors of Signs: Wyclif's Predecessors and Colleagues at Oxford", First International Congress on Wyclif and Lollardy,     University of Nebraska, March 11, 2005
  • Session Organizer and Moderator: "Scotus and Radical Orthodoxy", with Timothy Noone, Catholic University of America, 41st International     Medieval Congress, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI., May 2006
  • "Jesus and Mary Magdalene: Thomas Aquinas and Joseph Smith and their Curiously Consonant Anti-feminist Theologies, Spring 2006
  • "Collouium in Women's Studies, 16 February 2006
  • "Wyclif the Moral Theologian", Medieval Academy of America, Vancouver, BC, March 2008
  • "Wyclif's Moral Theology", Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice, Charles University, Prague, June 2008
  • "Preaching Wyclif's Ethics", Second International Conference on Lollardy, the Lollard Society, Oriel College, Oxford, July 2008

University Service and Professional Activities:

  • Book Review Editor, Philosophy and Theology, Speculum:Journal of the Medieval Academy of America, August 2008 - August 2011
  • Undergraduate Thesis: Advisor: Religious Studies Program, University of Nebraska, ongoing
  • Conference Coordinator, "Lollardpalooza!" First Conference of the Lollard Society, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE March 2005
  • "Moral Values: Who Defines Them? How Are They Defined?" Theology for Lunch Presentation, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 10 March 2005;     21 April 2005
  • Participant, Panel Discussion, Mel Gibson's, Passion of the Christ, University of Nebraska, March 2004
  • Participant, Public Discourse and Human Values Interdisciplinary Seminar, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE, October 1998
  • Mentor, North Syracuse Junior High School Professional Mentorship Program, North Syracuse, NY, April - June 1997; April-June 1999
  • Session Organizer, "Philosophy at Oxford from 1349 to 1384", 32d International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, May 1997
  • Session Organizer, "Medieval Political Thought", 21st International Congress on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova     University, Villanova PA, October 1996
  • Session Organizer, "Political Thought in the Middle Ages I and II", International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 10 July 1996.
  • Participant, "Using Research Tools and Resources", International Medieval Graduate School, University of Leeds, UK, 13-18 July 1995
  • Co-Founder, Society for the Study of Medieval Political Thought, May 1995. The Society sponsors sessions at the International Congress on     Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK, and the International Congress on Patristic,     Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova, PA.
  • Administrative Assistant, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut, January-August 1995
  • Conference Chair, 12th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Medieval Studies, University of Connecticut, April 1994.
  • Curriculum Guidance Committee, Western Civilization Program, University of Kansas, February-May 1988
  • Teaching Assistant Hiring Committee,Western Civilization Program, University of Kansas, March-April 1988

Honors and Fellowships:

  • Layman Grant, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2008
  • Professor of the Month, Mortar Board Society, February 2008
  • University of Nebraska Parents Association Teaching Award, 2007-2008
  • Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska, Fellow
  • John Nicholas Brown Prize, Medieval Academy of America, 2007
  • DuBose Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate, West Chester University, May 1986
  • Outstanding Scholar Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 1990-1993
  • Dissertation Fellow, University of Connecticut, 1993
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Connecticut, 1996

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Ecclesiastical History Society
  • Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
  • Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies
  • The Lollard Society
  • International Boethius Society

Military Service:

  • U.S. NAVY, 1978-1982
        Honorably Discharged as Hospital Corpsman Third Class

Academic References:

Sidnie White Crawford
Chairperson, Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68588-0337

Thomas Brockelman
William Day
Karmen MacKendrick
Department of Philosophy
LeMoyne College
Syracuse, NY 13214

Arthur Stephen McGrade
16 Chadworth Street
Cambridge CB3 9JF
England

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