Alan M. Olson


 Alan M. Olson

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Professor of Religion Philosophy of Religion, Boston University School of Theology

B.A., Saint Olaf College,
M.Div., Luther Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Boston University,

Chairman, Department of Religion, 1980-1987; Chairman ad interim, Department of Philosophy, 1987-1989; Executive Director, American Organizing Committee, Inc., Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, 1994-1998; Director and Executive Editor, Paideia Project: Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, 12 vols; 1998 – 2000; Chairman and Board Member, Committee on International Cooperation, American Philosophical Association, 2002-2004; Benjamin Cardozo Lecturer, CCNY, 1983; Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, Tübingen, Germany, 1986; Jaspers Lecturer, Oxford, 1989; Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, Vienna, Austria, 1995. Professor Olson’s publications include: Disguises of the Demonic, ed. (1976); Transcendence and Hermeneutics (1979); Myth, Symbol and Reality, ed. (1980); Transcendence and the Sacred, co-ed. (1981); The Seeing Eye: Essays in Hermeneutic Phenomenology, co-author (1983); Video Icons & Value, co-ed. (1990); Hegel and the Spirit: Philosophy as Pneumatology (1992); Jaspers and Heidegger, ed. (1994); Educating for Democracy: Paideia in an Age of Uncertainty, co-ed (2004).

Professor Olson is the co-editor of the on-line journal, EXISTENZ at: http://www.bu.edu/paideia/existenz/index.html

Professor Olson is currently the President of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America. See:http://www.bu.edu/paideia/kjsna/index.html

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