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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 Dr Simeon Zahl,   the seminar convenor.




                                                                                                                                     Christian Theology Research Seminar

Lent Term 2021 


The seminar meets on alternate Wednesday afternoons on Zoom.  

Please note the variation in start times.  

The Zoom link will be available on the Christian Theology Research Seminar Moodle page: (Members of the University may need to click ‘self-enrol’.) 



27 Jan. (2:30-4pm)     ‘The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity: Processions and Persons’ 

Professor Katherine Sonderegger (Virginia Theological Seminary


10 Feb. (2-3:30pm)    ‘Writing Theology’ 

Professor Linn Tonstad (Yale Divinity School


24 Feb. (2-4pm)         Participation and Christian Doctrine’ Colloquium (Part 1) 

Panelists:          Professor Natalie Carnes (Baylor University)  

Dr Jonathan Linebaugh (University of Cambridge)  

Mr Matthew Fell (University of Cambridge)  

Professor Jacob Sherman (California Institute of Integral Studies)  


10 Mar. (2-4pm)         Participation and Christian Doctrine’ Colloquium (Part 2) 

                                    Panelists:          Professor Tony Baker (Seminary of the Southwest

                                                            Revd Dr Glenn Packiam (Pastor of New Life Church, Denver

                                                            Ms Kirsty Borthwick (University of Cambridge

                                                            [Fourth panelist tbc] 

                                    Conclusion:      Dr Andrew Davison (University of Cambridge




All colleagues, MPhil and PhD students in Christian Theology or other areas (such as Classics, History and Philosophy), from within and outside the faculty, are warmly welcome. If you need further information, please contact Dr Simeon Zahl