Born to Thomas J. Flynn and Bernice E. (Colliton) Flynn in Spokane, WA.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts from Carroll College.
Earns a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from Gregorian University in Rome, Italy.
Is a philosophy instructor at Carroll College through 1966.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University.
Is an assistant professor at Catholic University of America through 1975.
Works as an assistant professor at Emory University through 1981.
Becomes an associate professor at Emory University through 1985.
Teaches as a full professor at Emory University through 1987.
Receives the United Methodist Church Award for University Scholar Teacher.
Is named the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of philosophy by Emory University and maintains his roles as an educator and priest.
Receives the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award in Humanities.
Is a National Humanities Center Fellow at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
Co-edits the book “Dialectic and Narrative.”
Writes the book “Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason, Vol. 1.”
Is an Institute for Advanced Study Fellow.
Writes the book “Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason, Vol. 2” and co-edits the book “Ethics of History.”
Is a Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Fellow at Emory University through 2006.
Writes the book “Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction.”
Writes the book “Sartre: A Philosophical Biography.”