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Christian Theology specialists

People specializing in this area

Academic staff

Professor Sarah Coakley
  • The future of 'systematic theology'
  • The patristic, scholastic, and contemporary doctrine of the Trinity 
  • Pneumatology and the filioque problem 
  • Chalcedonian and post-Chalcedonian christology and the problem of the communicatio idiomatum
Dr Jacob Sherman
  • Metaphysics, especially the reappraisal and reinterpretation of premodern participatory metaphysics within contemporary philosophy and theology
  • Intersection of systematic and constructive theology with historical theology (especially Anselm, Aquinas, and Nicholas of Cusa)
  • Christian spirituality (especially the study of Christian contemplative traditions)
  • Theology of religions
  • Doctrine of creation
Professor Janet Soskice
  • Religious language and Naming God
  • Science and religion, especially in relation to Creation
  • Form and content in theological writing
  • The symbolics of gender
  • Christian origins and the metaphysics of scripture

Affiliated lecturers

Revd Dr Stephen Hampton
  • Early Modern Theology: the Trinity,  Christology, Justification, Grace and Free Will
Dr Stephen Plant
  • Theology and ethics
  • Theology and international development

Directors of Studies

Dr Brett Christopher Gray

Rowan Williams' Christology

Revd Dr Stephen Hampton
  • Early Modern Theology: the Trinity,  Christology, Justification, Grace and Free Will
Dr Ruth Jackson

The themes of temporality and dependence in Friedrich Schleiermacher's theological and philosophical writings

The Rev'd David Neaum

A theology of recognition

Dr Stephen Plant
  • Theology and ethics
  • Theology and international development

Retired Faculty

Professor David Ford
  • theological interpretation of the Gospel of John
  • contemporary Christian thought in the direction of hermeneutics 
    • the interpretation of scripture and substantive issues in contemporary Christian thought and practice
    • inter-faith theology and relations, particularly the issues of inter-faith scriptural interpretation and the relation of faiths to secular cultures, traditions and forces
  • the shaping of universities and of the field of theology and religious studies within them 
  • political theology
  • theology and poetry
  • ecumenical theology
  • Christian theologians and theologies

Graduate students

Barnabas Aspray

Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics

Dave Bookless

Why and How Should We Conserve Wild Nature?  A Dialogue Between Biblical Theology and Current Understandings of Biodiversity Conservation

Rozelle Bosch

Dante's incarnationalism as lens for an ontology of the flesh. A reappraisal of the body as sign and sacrament.

Christian Coppa

Shakespeare and the Body Language of Resurrection

Nathan Guy

Locke, The Bible and Basic Equality: Contributions to Philosophical and Political Ethics

William Helms

Theology of the Imagination and the Peotry of the American Sublime

Augustus Howard

The Role of Text and Textualism in the Modern World

Pui Him Ip

Simplicity and Trinity: a study on the genesis and development of divine simplicity in early Patristic theology

E. S. Kempson

The Impact of Truth as a Divine Name for Theological Understanding

Jon Mackenzie

Changing the Subject: the Place of the Lutheran Doctrine of Justification by Faith in the Contemporary Discussion about Human Subjectivity

Preston Parsons

A Friendship for others: A Theological Interpretation of the friendship between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Eberhard Bethge

The Reverend Alexander Ross

Global Anglican Ecclesiastical Polity

Nicholas Spencer

Conceptions of the state in post-war Christian Theology with particular reference to the Welfare State

Joanna Tarassenko

Being and Doing: musical aesthetics and formation in Hans Urs von Balthazar and Dietrich Bonhoeffer