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Barnabas Aspray


Originally from Basingstoke, England, Barnabas lived in Ecuador, France, and Canada before moving to Cambridge for his doctorate. Prior to entering academia, he had a career as a software engineer and worked for the BBC website in London for a number of years. 

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics.

Doctrine of Creation. 

Development of Doctrine.

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

Barnabas is currently writing a doctoral thesis on the concepts of God, creation and evil in the early philosophy of Paul Ricœur.

Research Interests

Barnabas is interested in the following fields of study:

  • Twentieth-century French Philosophy
  • The relationship between faith and reason, philosophy and theology
  • The possibility of natural theology
  • The distinction between finitude and evil/guilt


Research Supervision

Since 2016, Barnabas has supervised undergraduates for the following courses:

  • Great Christian Theologians (B8)
  • God, Freedom, and the Soul (B10)
  • God, Metaphysics, and the Modern challenge (C11)


Since 2013, Barnabas has taught regular courses (ca. 15 hours/year) at various institutions on the following topics: 



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