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Valentin Gerlier

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Shakespeare and the Language of Grace

Research Interests

Poetry, Poetics and Sacred Speech: Especially Shakespeare - but also William Blake, Shelley, Coleridge.

Philosophical Hermeneutics and Language: Paul Ricoeur, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Northrop Frye, Jean-Louis Chrétien, Martin Buber.

Plato's dialogues: in particular their mythic, poetic, religious and dramatic dimensions.

Mystical and Contemplative Traditions



Supervising papers A8 (Philosophy of Religion) and C11 (God, Truth and Metaphysics)

Tutor, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge 

Other Professional Activities

Academic board, the Temenos Academy

Reviews editor for the Temenos Academy Review

Freelance lecturer and seminar leader: with lectures for the Shakespeare Summer Programme, University of Cambridge; Temenos Academy; Prince of Wales' School of Traditional Arts; William Blake Society; Canterbury Christchurch University; Rewley House, Oxford and others.


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