David Bentley Hart is currently a fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. His most recent appointment was as the visiting Danforth chair of St. Louis University; he has also held positions at The University of Virginia, Duke University, and has also served as a visiting chair at Providence College. His specialties are philosophical theology, systematics, patristics, classical and continental philosophy, and Asian religion. His most recent work has concerned the genealogy of classical and Christian metaphysics, ontology, the metaphysics of the soul, and the philosophy of mind. At present he is working on a book on the nature of consciousness and the classical metaphysics of the soul.
Hart’s principal scholarly books are The Beauty of the Infinite (2003); The Doors of the Sea (2005); In the Aftermath (2007); Atheist Delusions (2009); The Experience of God (2013); A Splendid Wickedness (2016); The Dream-Child’s Progress (2017); and The Hidden and the Manifest (2017). His new translation of the New Testament will come out from Yale University Press in Fall 2017. He has also published a popular history, The Story of Christianity (2007), a volume of short stories, The Devil and Pierre Gernet (2011), and over 170 articles in such scholarly journals as Modern Theology, The Scottish Journal of Theology, and Pro Ecclesia, as well as in such trade publications as The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, First Things, and Commonweal.
He is the winner of the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize of the Church of England.