Rev. Ryan G. Duns, S.J., Ph.D.

Ryan Duns
Rev. Ryan G. Duns, S.J., Ph.D.Marquette University

Marquette Hall, 334

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3735

Associate Professor

Theology Department (Systematic Theology)

Ryan Duns, SJ works at the intersection of philosophy and systematic theology. He has published on Karl Rahner, Jean-Luc Marion, René Girard, and his most recent work has involved a sustained engagement with William Desmond’s metaphysics. His dissertation, “Spiritual Exercises for a Secular Age? William Desmond’s Theological Achievement” argued that, when read as a form of spiritual exercise (Pierre Hadot), Desmond’s philosophy can re-awaken a sense of the Transcendent.


Ph.D., Boston College, 2018

Courses Taught

Foundations of Theology 

Christian Discipleship

God, Sex, and Violence

Evil, Horror, and Theology 

Research Interests

Metaphysics and Theology

Phenomenology and Theology

Theological Aesthetics 

Charles Taylor, William Desmond, Karl Rahner, Sarah Coakley, Mimetic Theory

Additional Information

Office Hours - Fall 2023

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