Lance Gracy | Philosophy & Religion

Lance Gracy

Lance Gracy
Teaching Fellow
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M.A. Philosophy, University of Texas-San Antonio
B.A. Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of the Incarnate Word
Interests: Metaphysics, Religion, and Wisdom in St. Bonaventure; Philosophy of Religion; Philosophy of the Middle Ages; Asian and Comparative Philosophy; Environmental Ethics & Philosophy.

Lance Gracy is a Ph.D. student and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. His dissertation focuses on wisdom in the Collationes in Hexaëmeron of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, the "second-founder" of the Lesser Brothers of St. Francis of Assisi. The intention of his dissertation is to "return to the wisdom of metaphysics and religion" especially as it relates to ecology, environmental philosophy, and the like. Lately, he has been researching Kevin Hughes' concept of "scholastic mystagogy" in Bonaventure's Hexaëmeron as well as how it lends itself to a "renewed sense of philosophy" with respect to reason and religious (i.e., in this case, Christian) faith. Comparable to "metanoetic philosophy" in the thought of Tanabe Hajime, Lance is exploring the possibility of "seraphic philosophy" in the thought of St. Bonaventure.