PhD candidate (supervised by Sarah Coakley)
Maximus the Confessor
Augustine of Hippo
Gregory of Nyssa
Gregory of Nazianzus
The doctrine and spirituality of the divine ideas tradition
PhD candidate in Divinity at Cambridge University (awarded the Crosse studentship from the Faculty of Divinity); 2013-present.
Taught MA in Christian Theology at Durham University (awarded the AHRC scholarship for MA study); dissertation: 'Divine Ideas and the Presence of Christ in Maximus the Confessor'; 2012-2013. Distinction.
BA in Theology and Religion at Durham University; dissertation: 'Augustine’s Christian Doctrine of Imago Dei in De Trinitate IX'; 2009-2012. 1st Class.
Subject area and speciality
- Philosophy of Religion specialists:
Imitation, knowledge, and the task of Christology in Maximus the Confessor
- Magdalene College:
- PhD student
Paper A1B - Elementary New Testament Greek
Paper B6 - Christianity in Late Antiquity (to circa 600)
Paper C6 - Disputed Questions in the Christian Tradition
Other Professional Activities
'The principle of "proportion" in Maximus the Confessor', XVII. International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford University, August 2015.
'Knowing by likeness: some origins of Greek patristic epistemology', Durham Patristics Seminar, Durham University, January 2015.
'Mixture, beauty, and the Incarnation in Gregory of Nyssa's In Canticum canticorum', XIIIth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, La Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, September 2014.
'Rhetoric and christology in Maximus the Confessor', Fifth British Patristics Conference, King's College London, September 2014.
'Rhetoric and ethics in Maximus the Confessor's christology', Living in the Cosmos: ethical and ascetic reflections on patristic and contemporary theology, Durham University, June 2014.
'Augustine in the Garden of Eden: Confessions 8, 7.16-12.30', Nineteenth Joint Postgraduate Conference on Religion and Theology, University of Bristol, March 2014.
'Newman on faith, reason (and universities)', Netzwerk Theologie in der Kirche, March 2014 <http://nthk.de/blog/klassiker-und-rezensionen/newman-on-faith-reason-and-universities.html>