John D. Caputo, Ph.D.
Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities, Syracuse University
Professor Caputo specializes in continental philosophy of religion, working on approaches to religion and theology in the light of contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction, and also the presence in continental philosophy of radical religious and theological motifs.
Dr. Caputo conducts a series of biennial conferences on these themes, the first of which was entitled "St. Paul Among the Philosophers." Recently, two books have appeared about his work: A Passion for the Impossible: John D. Caputo in Focus, ed. Mark Dooley (SUNY Press, 2002) and Religion With/Out Religion: The Prayers and Tears of John D. Caputo, ed. James Olthius (Routledge, 2002). Prof. Caputo joined the department in Fall, 2004 after retiring from Villanova University where he taught from 1968 to 2004.