Dr. Emilio Di Somma
Education, degrees
  • 2013-2017: PhD in Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • 2010-2012: MA in Philosophy (cum laude), Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
  • 2007-2010: BA in Philosophy (cum laude), Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2017-present: High School Professor in History and Philosophy and Support Teacher. Liceo Statale Regina Margherita (current), Turin; Liceo Scientifico Charles Darwin (2018-19), Rivoli; Liceo Scientifico Antonio Gramsci (2017-18), Ivrea, Italy
  • 2016: Teaching Assistant at the University of Aberdeen, Department of Philosophy, Aberdeen, UK
  • 2014-2015: Translator for a research project entitled “Elaborazione di una bibliografia e traduzione di testi sul tema: origine, genesi e nascita in specifici percorsi del pensiero contemporaneo” at the Federico II University of Naples, Department of Philosophy, Naples, Italy
  • 2014: Exam Invigilator at the University of Aberdeen, Department of Philosophy, Aberdeen, UK
Academic memberships
  • 2017-present: Associazione Italiana di Filosofia della Religione (AIFR)
  • 2013-2016: Society for the Study of Christian Ethics (SSCE)
Selected Bibliography


Books

  • Fides and Secularity: Beyond Charles Taylor’s Open Faith. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2018.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • With Jermo van Nes. “Trust, Faith, and Social Imaginary: Prolegomena to an Anthropology of Personhood.” In Relational Anthropology for Contemporary Economics, A Multidisciplinary Approach, edited by Jermo van Nes, Patrick Nullens, and Steven C. van den Heuvenl, 153–69. Ethical Economy 61. Cham: Springer Open, 2022.
  • “Come il mondo vero smise di esser favola; Micheletti e il ritorno del pensiero teologico-ontologico nella tradizione della filosofia analitica.” Nuovo Giornale di Filosofia delle Religioni 1, no. 1 (2021): 168–81. https://doi.org/10.14276/2532-1676/3034.
  • “Il ‘cerchio magico’ del virtuale: Sulla tecnica come forma di pensiero magico e l’esclusione della trascendenza.” In Virtuale e Trascendenza, 235–51. Hermeneutica. Annuario di filosofia e teologia. Brescia: Morcelliana, 2020.
  • “Rise of the Technocratic Mage: Primitive Configurations of Power in the Post-human Paradigm.” In Being Human in a Technological Age: Rethinking Theological Anthropology, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel, 51–68. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 7. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.
  • “Protecting the Weak and Creating Community.” In Servant Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and the Will to Serve: Spiritual Foundations and Business Applications, edited by Luk Bouckaert and Steven C. van den Heuvel, 143-160. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • “The Mystery of Economy for a Theological Understanding of Economics.” The Review and Expositor 116, no. 1 (2019): 83-92.
  • “Individual and Social Fides: The Contribution of Reformation to the Ontology of Economics.” International Review of Economics 66, no. 3 (2019): 293-304.
  • Atheism as a Rival Faith to Monotheism: Richard Niebuhr and the Problem of Non-Monotheistic Faith.” Nuovo Giornale di Filosofia delle Religioni 8 (2018).
  • “Religione Violenta. Gewalt ed Anti-Metafisica.” In Etica e religione, edited by Pierfrancesco Stagi, 27-51. L’umano e il divino. Roma: Stamen, 2018.
  • “Economic ‘Faith’ and Hope, an Archaeological-historicist interpretation.” In Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Patrick Nullens, 79-91. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 6. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • “Laicismo e Religione, una Critica Crociana a Taylor.” Diacritica A. III, fasc. 1 (13) (2017): 46-62.
  • “Change and Freedom, a Liberal-Historicist Perspective.” The International Academic 2 (2017): 49-55.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Solidarity with the World by Carolyn A. Chau. The International Journal of Public Theology 11, no. 2 (2017): 266–267.