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Giles Waller

Giles Waller

Research Associate to the Academic Director of the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme

Christian Theology


Biography:

Giles read Theology and Religious Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he also completed an MPhil. His doctoral research, also at Peterhouse, focused on the borderlands of Christian doctrine, literature, and philosophy, looking at the theological reception of Greek tragedy, with a particular comparative interest in Martin Luther’s theology of the cross.

In 2011, along with Kevin Taylor, Giles edited a collection that brought together theologians and literary scholars, Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory (Ashgate), to which he contributed an essay on the role of tragedy in the work of Donald MacKinnon. 

Alongside his teaching for doctrine papers in the Divinity Faculty, Giles has taught widely for papers in the English faculty, supervising students for the third year Tragedy paper, and for the first year Practical Criticism and Critical Practice paper. He runs an MPhil module on 'Theology and Literature: Tragedy'. 

Research Interests

Reformation Theology

Modern Christian Theology

Theology and the Arts

The theological interpretation of the music of J.S. Bach

Theology and Literature

Tragic Drama and Theory

Early Modern Epistemology and Literature

Donald MacKinnon

Teaching

B8, Study of Theology I

B13, Religious Themes in Literature

D1d, The Doctrine of God: Love and Desire

English Faculty, Part II, Paper 2, 'Tragedy'

MPhil, Theology and Literature: Tragedy

Other Professional Activities

Co-convenor, Peterhouse Theory Group

Key Publications

Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory, co-edited with Kevin Taylor (Ashgate, 2011)

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