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Faculty of Divinity

Modern Theology


American by birth, but now a permanent resident of the UK, I served for seven years as an Anglican parish priest before returning to Cambridge to read for a PhD. My ministerial education was at Ridley Hall (2002-4), and I also read for an MPhil through Selwyn College - looking at forgiveness and narrative accounts of the self, with special reference to Paul Ricoeur (passed with distinction, and awarded the Divinity Faculty's Senior Theological Studies Prize, 2004). My undergraduate education was at the London School of Theology (1992-5).


My doctoral work looked at the theology of Rowan Williams as a test case for the possibilities of formulating a coherent and recognisably creedal Christology under the conditions of late modernity. I have also recently written on the theology of marriage and procreation, and am currently working on the idea of a 'de-centred' Anglican ecclesiology.


Key publications: 
  • 'Clones, Princes, and Beautiful Parodies: Rowan Williams' Negative Literary Christology', Literature and Theology, 29.3 (2015), pp. 284-297
  • 'Reproduction and the Body's Grace' in Thinking Again About Marriage: Key Theological Questions, London: SCM, 2016.
  • Jesus in the Theology of Rowan Williams, forthcoming from T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, November 2016.
Other publications: 
  • A series of four meditations on prayers from the Christian tradition, published in The Church Times, (May – June 2006).
  • Review of Alasdair MacIntyre’s, Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue, in Theology, Jan-Feb 2008, vol. 111, pp. 47-48. 
  • Review of Peter Vardy’s, Good and Bad Religion, in Theology, July-August 2011, vol. 114 pp. 303-304.
  • Review of Benjamin Myers’, Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams, in Theology, Sept-Oct 2012, vol. 115, pp. 361-2.
  • Review of Rowan Williams', The Edge of Words, forthcoming in the Anglican Theological Review

Teaching and Supervisions


Supervisor for A5 and B8.

Chaplain and Director of Studies, Sidney Sussex College
Dr Brett Christopher Gray

Contact Details

Email address: 
01223 338837
Not available for consultancy