skip to content

Faculty of Divinity



Mark Smith's research focuses on the history and theology of the early church. His recent monograph, The Idea of Nicaea in the Early Church Councils, was published by Oxford University Press in December 2018. Dr Smith lectures in patristics, and is also Dean, and Director of Studies in Theology, at Clare College.  


  • The conciliar life of the early church
  • The construal of Christian orthodoxy
  • The concept of the development of doctrine

Teaching and Supervisions


Dr Smith lectures and supervises in: 

  • B6: Christianity in Late Antiquity
  • D2a: Councils in Context
Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity
Dean, Clare College
Director of Studies, Clare College
Rev'd Dr Mark  Smith

Contact Details

Email address: 
01223 333240
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy