Ryan Haecker

University Librarian and Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Ryan Haecker is a theologian and philosopher whose research in systematic and historical theology explores the absolute theological questions of logic, science, and technology. He has recently been appointed as Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Austin. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He is a member of the European Academy of Religions, a reviewer for Reviews of Religion and Theology, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Religions. He was in April 2022 awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theology and Religious Studies from Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. His doctoral dissertation, supervised by Rowan Williams, 'Restoring Reason: Theology of Logic in Origen of Alexandria', explores theological interpretations of logic or ‘theology of logic’ in Origen of Alexandria, for the Church Fathers, and for modern Christian theology. During his fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, he will prepare to publish his doctoral dissertation in the new Alber Verlag book series on Trinitarian Ontology. He has previously studied history, philosophy, and theology at the University of Texas, the University of Würzburg, and the University of Nottingham. He has published 46 articles in journals, as book chapters, and as book reviews, including 7 high-impact and peer-reviewed journal articles in journals, including Religions, Noesis, and the Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society. He has presented over 138 papers and talks at conferences around the world. In September 2019, he led the organization of the international and ecumenical 'New Trinitarian Ontologies' Conference at the University of Cambridge. And he has frequently been interviewed by the BBC, the Cambridge Festival, and for online podcasts. His research interests extend across a wide range of subject areas, centering on Trinitarian Ontology, Philosophy of Logic, Platonism, Patristics, and German Idealism. He has written an unpublished monograph 'Analogy and Dialectic: A Genealogy of the Trinity'. He is currently editing a forthcoming book 'New Trinitarian Ontologies', and hopes in the future to inaugurate a new field of research in the theology of logic as a contribution to the development of Christian and Trinitarian Ontology.