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Philosophy of Religion specialists

People specializing in this area

University Teaching Officers

Professor Douglas Hedley
  • Contemporary philosophy of religion
  • History of Platonism-Neoplatonism
  • Early modern philosophy
  • Romanticism and Idealism
Professor Catherine Pickstock
  • The application of linguistics to theories of religious language, analogy and liturgy, with a consideration of the implications of this interaction for linguistics itself
  • A critical consideration of postmodern philosophy in relation to the re-interpretation of premodern theology
  • A reconsideration of the Platonic tradition in interaction with the Biblically based faiths, in particular the question of theurgy and understandings of the soul
Dr Daniel H. Weiss
  • Modern Jewish religious thought and philosophy (esp. Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas)
  • Theories and practices of interreligious dialogue and communication
  • The (contested) relationship between scripture and philosophy, both in the Jewish intellectual tradition and more generally
  • Aspects of ethics, hermeneutics and theopolitics in classical rabbinic literature

Academic staff

Dr Silvianne Aspray

Human Creations: Artefacts in the Theology of Nicholas of Cusa and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Professor Douglas Hedley
  • Contemporary philosophy of religion
  • History of Platonism-Neoplatonism
  • Early modern philosophy
  • Romanticism and Idealism
Dr Philip McCosker
  • varieties of apophaticism
  • christology
  • the doctrine of God
  • theological epistemology
  • intersections of theory and practise in Christian spiritualities
Professor Catherine Pickstock
  • The application of linguistics to theories of religious language, analogy and liturgy, with a consideration of the implications of this interaction for linguistics itself
  • A critical consideration of postmodern philosophy in relation to the re-interpretation of premodern theology
  • A reconsideration of the Platonic tradition in interaction with the Biblically based faiths, in particular the question of theurgy and understandings of the soul
Dr Stephen Plant
  • Theology and ethics
  • Theology and international development
Dr Daniel H. Weiss
  • Modern Jewish religious thought and philosophy (esp. Moses Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas)
  • Theories and practices of interreligious dialogue and communication
  • The (contested) relationship between scripture and philosophy, both in the Jewish intellectual tradition and more generally
  • Aspects of ethics, hermeneutics and theopolitics in classical rabbinic literature

Research staff

Dr Silvianne Aspray

Human Creations: Artefacts in the Theology of Nicholas of Cusa and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft

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

Directors of Studies

Dr Philip McCosker
  • varieties of apophaticism
  • christology
  • the doctrine of God
  • theological epistemology
  • intersections of theory and practise in Christian spiritualities
Dr Stephen Plant
  • Theology and ethics
  • Theology and international development
Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft

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

Retired Faculty

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

Graduate students

Marcus Ackermann

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Blake Allen

Beauty in Coleridge

Michael Barbour

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Beatrice Beressi

MPhil Student in Philosophy of Religion

Elizabeth Campbell

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Keqi Chen

Anselm on Ethics

Daniel Corrick

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Benjamin Davidson

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Ryan Haecker

PhD Dissertation - 'Restoring Reason: Origen's Theology of Logic'
(philosophy of logic in light of Origen of Alexandria's trinitarian theology)

Joshua Pulin Elvy Heath

Language and Metaphysics in the Theology of Sergii Bulgakov

Kimberley Hermo

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Isidoros Katsos

The Metaphysics of Light in the 'Hexaemeron' Literature - From Philo of Alexandria to Ambrose of Milan

Jonathan Lyonhart

My PhD is in Early Modern Philosophy, particularly questions of theological space and time in More, Descartes and Newton.

Sebastian Milbank

A citizen eternally, In the new Rome, where Christ is Roman too: Kierkegaardain reading of citizenship in Dante's Commedia

Michael Miller

The Trinitarian Social Ontology of Sergei Bulgakov

Matyas Moravec

God and Time: A Neo-Bergsonian Perspective

Jack Potash

MPhil student in Philosophy of Religion

Daniel Smith

A Vulnerable Theology: Self-Perception, Relation and Transformation in Disability Theology and Meister Eckhart

Daniel J. Tolan

The Contemplation of the Transcendent Heart: Tracing the ἡγεμονικόν from the Stoics to Origen