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Novak Mark, Ph.D. student, Western Field

Mark Novak

Ph.D. student, Western Field

Graduate Students
Department of Religious Studies


Mark is interested in contemporary continental philosophy of religion. More specifically, he is interested in themes of incarnation, embodiment, flesh, desire, and eschatology. Consequently, he has further interests in what the implications of a phenomenology and ontology of the flesh are for the ongoing incarnation of God.


  • Institute for Christian Studies, M.A. in Philosophy (2017)
  • Providence Theological Seminary, M.A. in Counselling (2016)
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Nursing (2011)


Academic Presentations

  • A Storied Age?: Taylor, Kearney, and the Need for Better Narratives”—McGill-CREOR Graduate Student Conference: “Problematizing Religious Diversity in a Secular Age”, September 2017.
  • “‘Yes, yes’ With/out ‘No, no’: Understanding Apparent Equivocation in Derrida”—Canadian Theological Society Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, May 2017.
  • “Hegel’s Phenomenology of Mind(fulness): Active Passivity and the Wondrous Journey to Compassion”—Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists Annual Meeting: “Phenomenology and Mindfulness”, Ramapo College, May 2017.
  • “Eschatological Erotic Enfleshment: Incarnation as Nuptial Nexus of Human and Divine”— Queen’s University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: “Unravelling Religion 4: Bodies and Objects”, May 2017.
  • “Metaxologizing Our God-Talk: Desmond, Kearney, and the Divine Between”—Between Metaphysics, Aesthetics and Religion: International Symposium in Honour of William Desmond, KU Leuven, April 2017.