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Faculty of Divinity



Before moving to England, Clinton Collister taught English at Rochester University, Michigan and studied Theology and the Arts at The University of St Andrews. Clinton is currently a PhD Candidate in Christian Theology  whose research centers on Theology and Literature and Systematic Theology. His doctoral research focuses on the construction of theology through poetry, particularly doctrines of creation, humanity, and the last things, in the works of T.S. Eliot, John Heath-Stubbs, and Geoffrey Hill. In readings informed by Charles Taylor and Thomas Pfau’s genealogies of modernity,  Clinton interprets such theological responses to secularism in conversation with  the Christian Platonist tradition, especially as exemplified in the theology of Thomas Aquinas and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

In Autumn of 2021, he joined the staff of Pusey House, Oxford as a chapel intern, where he teaches the classes in Christian Doctrine and Ethics, and where he has been appointed to serve as a Research Associate at The Center for Theology, Law, and Culture at Pusey House for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Since beginning his doctoral studies, Clinton has served as an editor for Nashotah House Press, and edited new editions of theological works, such as Charles Chapman Grafton: Selected Writings (2022), John Neville Figgis’s The Gospel and Human Needs (2023), and E.L. Mascall’s The Importance of Being Human (2023).

He is the founder and editor-in-Chief of Little Gidding Press, for which he has co-edited and contributed to the poetry anthologies, The Slumbering Host (2019) and An Outcast Age (2022), moreover, he has edited Dan Rattelle’s The Commonwealth (2021), Catharine Savage Brosman’s Clara’s Bees (2021), and Joshua Hren’s Last Things, First Things, and Other Lost Causes (2022).



Theology and Literature

Theological Aesthetics 

Philosophical Theology

T.S. Eliot

John Heath-Stubbs

Charles Taylor

E.L. Mascall


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