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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
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
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

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
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
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 Philip McCosker
  • varieties of apophaticism
  • christology
  • the doctrine of God
  • theological epistemology
  • intersections of theory and practise in Christian spiritualities

Directors of Studies

Dr Ruth Jackson

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

Dr Philip McCosker
  • varieties of apophaticism
  • christology
  • the doctrine of God
  • theological epistemology
  • intersections of theory and practise in Christian spiritualities

Graduate students

Blake Allen

A Philosophical Poetics of Beauty

Barnabas Aspray

The early ontology of Paul Ricoeur and its relation to religion.

Hugh Burling

Divine Discretion: How to Evaluate Basic Beliefs about God

Keqi Chen

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Victor Emma-Adamah

Experiencing God: A philosophical-theological study of the doctrine of revelation and the subjective experience from the Patristics to the modern era through the eyes of Henri de Lubac (1896-1991)

Maximilian Grodecki

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Edward Jeans

M.Phil. 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

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Jon Mackenzie

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

Ezra Margulies

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Sebastian Milbank

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

Philip Moller, SJ

Philosophical and Fundamental Theology.

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

Matyas Moravec

Bathing God in an Atmosphere of Spatiality: Henri Bergson and Analytic Philosophy of Religion

Thomas Pryce

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Asfandyar Qureshi

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Terri-Leigh Riley

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Daniel Smith

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

Daniel Soars

Hindu-Christian philosophical theology: 'Non-Duality in Christian Vedanta'

Daniel J. Tolan

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

Steven Toussaint

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion