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Noesis is a forum for graduate students conducting research in the field of philosophical theology and systematics, and is open to all members of the University. We run a termly seminar and edit an annual journal. 

Noesis Seminar: Noesis accepts paper proposals (150 words) for presentations at its termly seminars: noesis @divinity.cam.ac.uk

The Noesis Review: The annual journal showcases essays, prose, and verse of 500-2,000 words by Cambridge Divinity graduate students, associated individuals, and luminaries. The review has traditionally focused on theology, philosophy, and poetics, but now includes the full breadth of the Divinity Faculty graduates’ interests, regardless of discipline. Offerings are considered throughout the year (final deadline: 15 March), and contributors may be connected to any faculty.

Submissions might include:

  • an essay extracted from or outlining your current project
  • an interesting footnote you want to expand
  • commentary on recent publications (including novels)
  • translations of research material
  • reflections on recent projects & conferences
  • responses to contemporary affairs & cultural events
  • any creative or exploratory writing

Please send abstracts (150 words) to noesis@divinity.cam.ac.uk


Past Seminars

11.03.19 – Matthew Fell, ‘We Believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, The Giver of Life…and Language?’
Respondent: Joshua Heath
29.11.18 – Austin Stevenson, ‘Historiography, Metaphysics, and Historical Jesus Studies’
Respondent: Barnabas Aspray
26.04.18 – Ryan Haecker, ‘Analogy and dialectic in Plato’
Respondent: Sebastian Milbank
28.11.17 – Daniel Soars, ‘The beginnings of Indology in British India’ and Nadya Pohran, ‘Hindu-Christian dialogue in 20th Century North India: a case study of Sat Tal Christian Ashram’
14.11.16 – Silvianne Aspray, ‘The Metaphysical Ambiguity of the Reformation’
Respondent: Jon Mackenzie
05.06.16 – Pui Him Ip, ‘The Genesis of Divine Simplicity in Patristic Theology: Why this Historical Question matters for Contemporary Theology’
Respondent: Sebastian Milbank
22.02.16 – Hugh Burling, ‘Disagreement about God: Why does it Matter?’
Respondents: Saleh Zarepour and Tommaso Manzon
24.11.15 – Nathan Lyons, ‘Culture is Second Nature: Understanding Biological Evolution as Habit with Félix Ravisson’
Respondent: Simone Kotva
05.06.15 – Ragnar M. Bergem, ‘Remember History, Rethinking Thought: Approaches to Hegel in Modern Theology’
11.03.15 – Ed Stroud, ‘The Self and the Other: Reading John 17’
Respondent: Nathan Lyons
05.12.14 – Luke Steven, ‘Augustine in the Garden of Eden: How the Fall Narrative Governs the Conversion Narrative of the Confessions’
Respondent: David Torrance

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