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Faculty of Divinity


Christian Theology Research Seminar

The graduate seminar in Christian Theology meets fortnightly each term.  It’s a lively and friendly forum for graduate students and senior members. A wide range of topics are discussed relating to Christian theology, often with a philosophical, historical, or exegetical dimension, as well as themes of from ethics and Christian practice.  

The seminars are open to all graduates and senior members, and others on request to the seminar convenor Professor David Fergusson


Christian Theology Seminar Programme 2022/23 


The seminar meets in the Lightfoot Room in the Faculty of Divinity from 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm, unless otherwise stated. 

For further information contact Professor David Fergusson


Michaelmas Term 


12 October                  Symposium with Professor Christiane Tietz (Zurich) on Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2021). Respondents: Stephen Plant, Jennifer Webster & George Newlands                     


26 October                  ‘Smiling for Joy: Theological Engagements with Psychology’ 

                                    Dr Ash Cocksworth (Roehampton University


9 November                ‘Disappointment’ 

Professor Nick Adams (Birmingham University


30 November              ‘Autism and Knowing God through Liturgy’ 

                                     Dr Joanna Leidenhag (Leeds University


9 December                 Day conference on James Cone and Karl Barth 


Programme updated 05/10/22