Kevin Hector

Kevin Hector

Research Fellow


Kevin Hector is Associate Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religions, and in the College, at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Theology without Metaphysics: God, Language, and the Spirit of Recognition (Cambridge University Press, 2011), The Theological Project of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness (Oxford University Press, 2015), and Christianity as a Way of Life: A Systematic Theology (under contract with Yale University Press).

Research Project:

Hector’s project aims to develop a scientifically informed account of memory, to use this account to shed light on the way that memory shapes our self-conceptions (and vice versa), and to see what light this approach sheds on theological notions like confession, testimony, and ‘telling one’s story,’ as well as the light that the latter shed on the former. Hector’s research will draw especially from recent research on memory as selective, constructive, and narratively-shaped.


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