PhD, Boston College
MA, Institute for Christian Studies
BA, Calvin College
Neal DeRoo has served in many roles at the intersection of philosophy and religion, most recently as the Canada Research Chair in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Religion at The King's University. He was the Director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service from 2014-2016, the founding editor of In All Things, and has served on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Christian Scholar's Review, the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience, the Society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, the Canadian Journal for Scholarship and the Christian Faith, and the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Christian Studies from 2014-2017. He has published two authored books, 4 edited books (with 2 more on the way), and numerous articles and book chapters on phenomenology, the philosophy of religion, politics, and more. He speaks and lectures worldwide to academic, popular and professional audiences, including doing professional development work with Christian day school teachers. His current work develops the phenomenological notion of spirituality, which functions as a foundational element of our experiencing and influences everything from how we intuit the world to questions of racialization and genderization to how we worship God.
The Political Logic of Experience: Expression in Phenomenology (New York: Fordham University Press, 2022).
Philosophical Perspectives on Existential Gratitude: Analytic, Continental and Religious, eds. Joshua Lee Harris, Kirk Lougheed, Neal DeRoo (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2023).
Editor of Religions special issue on "Phenomenology, Spirituality and Religion," (volume 12:8, 2021). Available online.
"The Everyday Power of Liturgy: On the Significance of the Transcendental for a Phenomenology of Liturgy" in Religions journal (volume 12:8, 2021). Available online.
"Phenomenological Spirituality and its Relationship to Religion" in Forum Philosophicum journal (volume 25:1, Spring 2020). Available online.
My Critical Faith podcast episodes can be found in the Critical Faith collection on the ICS Institutional Repository.
Courses and Syllabi
My current and recent ICS courses and syllabi can be found here on the ICS Course Catalogue.