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Christian Theology specialists

People specializing in this area

Academic staff

Revd Dr Stephen Hampton
  • Early Modern Theology: the Trinity,  Christology, Justification, Grace and Free Will
Dr Stephen Plant
  • Theology and ethics
  • Theology and international development
Dr Jacob Sherman
  • Intersection of contemporary philosophical theology and the philosophy of religion with historical theology (especially in relation to the critical retrieval of medieval Christian philosophical theology) 
  • Christian spirituality (especially the study of monastic theology, medieval contemplative traditions, and their ongoing legacy)
  • Science and Religion (especially theology and ecology, the concept of the ‘book of nature’, and the doctrine of creation)
  • Medieval theology and philosophy (especially Augustinian traditions, e.g. Anselm, Hugh of St Victor, Bonaventure, Aquinas, Nicholas of Cusa)

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

Directors of Studies

Dr Brett Christopher Gray

Rowan Williams' Christology

Revd Dr Stephen Hampton
  • Early Modern Theology: the Trinity,  Christology, Justification, Grace and Free Will
Dr Ruth Jackson

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

The Rev'd David Neaum

A theology of recognition

Dr Stephen Plant
  • Theology and ethics
  • Theology and international development

Retired Faculty

Professor David Ford
  • theological interpretation of the Gospel of John
  • contemporary Christian thought in the direction of hermeneutics 
    • the interpretation of scripture and substantive issues in contemporary Christian thought and practice
    • inter-faith theology and relations, particularly the issues of inter-faith scriptural interpretation and the relation of faiths to secular cultures, traditions and forces
  • the shaping of universities and of the field of theology and religious studies within them 
  • political theology
  • theology and poetry
  • ecumenical theology
  • Christian theologians and theologies

Graduate students

Barnabas Aspray

Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics

Dave Bookless

Why and How Should We Conserve Wild Nature?  A Dialogue Between Biblical Theology and Current Understandings of Biodiversity Conservation

Rozelle Bosch

Dante's incarnationalism as lens for an ontology of the flesh. A reappraisal of the body as sign and sacrament.

Christian Coppa

Shakespeare and the Body Language of Resurrection

Rev. Thomas S. Drobena

Being and Will: Human and Divine Cooperation in Justification in the Theology of Martin Luther and Maximus the Confessor

Alexander D. Garton

The Relationship between Christology and the Doctrine of the Trinity vis-à-vis the Philosophy of Time

Valentin Gerlier

Shakespeare and the Poetics of Grace

Augustus Howard

The Role of Text and Textualism in the Modern World

Pui Him Ip

Simplicity and Trinity: a study on the genesis and development of divine simplicity in early Patristic theology

E. S. Kempson

The Impact of Truth as a Divine Name for Theological Understanding

Jon Mackenzie

Changing the Subject: the Place of the Lutheran Doctrine of Justification by Faith in the Contemporary Discussion about Human Subjectivity

Philip Moller, SJ

Human Knowledge of God and the Philosophical Theology of Henri de Lubac SJ: A Reassessment.

Preston Parsons

A Friendship for others: A Theological Interpretation of the friendship between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Eberhard Bethge

Jonathan M Platter

Divine Simplicity and Triune Identity: A Critical Dialogue with the Theological Metaphyscis of Robert W. Jenson

The Reverend Alexander Ross

Global Anglican Ecclesiastical Polity

Nicholas Spencer

Conceptions of the state in post-war Christian Theology with particular reference to the Welfare State

Ann Swailes

Glorying in a thorned-crowned head: human suffering, divine impassibility and the paschal ecclesiology of the Mystical Body

Joanna Tarassenko

Being and Doing: musical aesthetics and formation in Hans Urs von Balthazar and Dietrich Bonhoeffer