Derek Hostetter

Doctoral Student

Graduate Assistant


Email: Derek Hostetter

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Derek's primary research interests involve the intersections between American culture, church practices, and ethics.  This has led to engagement with diverse sources ranging from the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard to the cartoons of Dr. Seuss. In addition to his research interests, Derek loves listening to music and playing tennis.


  • M.Div., Louisville Seminary; Th.M., Duke University
  • B.A., Cedarville University

Scholarly Publications and Presentations


Book Review. "Reading Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling" (Cascade Books, 2017) in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (forthcoming).

"An Integral Eucharist? Pope Francis, Louis-Marie Chauvet, and Ecology's Relationship to Eucharist," Journal of Moral Theology, Vol. 2, Special Issue 1 (2017): 34-55.


"Livin' in the Future," A Response to Mark Ryan, "American Gun Culture Encounters Christian Ethics: A Clash of Narratives," Department of Religious Studies Colloquium, Dayton, OH, October 2017.

"Bowling Alone: Is It Alone If It's Online?" Annual Convention of the College Theology Society, Newport, RI, June 2017.

"An Integral Eucharist?" Laudato Si' and Northern Appalachia Conference, Latrobe, PA, October 2016.