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Luke Steven

Luke Steven

PhD candidate (supervised by Sarah Coakley)

Maximus the Confessor

Augustine of Hippo

Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nazianzus

Patristic christology

The doctrine and spirituality of the divine ideas tradition


Biography:

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

College

Magdalene College:
PhD student

Teaching

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

Talks

'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.

Collaborators

Other Publications

'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>

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Open Afternoon for potential applicants

Feb 20, 2017

The next Open Afternoon for our undergraduate course is on Monday 24th April. Bookings now open!

Decani Scholarship applications invited

Feb 16, 2017

Clare College is inviting applications for the Decani Scholarship.

Dr Beth Singler Discusses 'The Rise of the Robots' on BBC Radio 4

Feb 13, 2017

Dr Beth Singler, Former PhD student and research associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, recently discussed the role of robots in science and culture on the BBC's Today programme.

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion Masterclass at Corpus Christi College, 29 March

Feb 01, 2017

This event is aimed at inquisitive students in Year 12 (or equivalent) at UK schools only, and features a series of challenging and inspiring taster lectures.

2017 Henry Martyn Lectures

Feb 01, 2017

“Who Are My People: Christianity, Violence, and Belonging in Post-Colonial Africa.” The series takes place on 20, 21, and 22 February at 5.30pm in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity.

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