John Milbank. Professor in Religion, Politics and Ethics (Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy). Professor Milbank is author of, most notably, Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason [UK | US]. Additionally, he is author of The Word Made Strange: Theology, Language, Culture [UK | US], Truth in Aquinas (with Catherine Pickstock) [UK | US], Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon [UK | US], The Suspended Middle: Henri de Lubac and the Debate Concerning the Supernatural [UK | US], The Future of Love: Essays in Political Theology [UK | US], and The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? (with Slavoj Žižek) [UK | US]. Along with Catherine Pickstock and Graham Ward, he is co-editor of the two book series Radical Orthodoxy(Routledge) [UK | US], Illuminations (Blackwell), and has recently co-edited (along with Simon Oliver) The Radical Orthodoxy Reader [UK | US]. In addition he is the author of two collections of poetry, The Mercurial Wood and The Legend of Death [UK | US]. Most recently, Prof Milbank has released Beyond Secular Order: The Representation of Philosophy and the Representation of the People [UK | US], the first part of a two-part sequel to Theology and Social Theory.
Conor Cunningham. Lecturer, Theology and Religious Studies (Co-Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy). Author of Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology [UK | US] and the forthcoming Evolution: Darwin’s Pious Idea [UK | US] (Interventions series), The Failures of Immanence, and Whither the Soul? Along with Peter M. Candler, Jr., Conor Cunningham is co-editor of both the Interventions (Eerdmans) and Veritas (SCM Press) series. Conor Cunningham wrote and presented the BBC 2 documentary “Did Darwin Kill God?”, which originally aired on 31 March 2009.
Alan Ford. Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Arts in the School of Humanities. Professor Ford is most recently the author of James Ussher: history, theology and politics in early-modern Ireland and Britain [UK | US], as well as The Protestant Reformation in Ireland, 1590-1641 [UK | US] and editor (along with John McCafferty) of The Origins of Sectarianism in Early Modern Ireland [UK | US]. His future research projects include a study of the impact of apocalyptic theology on early-modern Irish history, and the historiography of the reformation in Ireland.
Alison Milbank. Associate Professor. Author of Daughters of the house: Modes of the Gothic in Victorian Fiction [UK | US] (along with John Ryland), Dante and the Victorians [UK | US], Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians: The Fantasy of the Real [UK | US], and along with Andrew Davidson, For the Parish: A Critique of Fresh Expressions [UK | US].
Simon Oliver. Associate Professor. Author of Philosophy, God and Motion [UK | US] (Radical Orthodoxy), Radical Orthodoxy: An Introduction [UK | US] and co-editor (along with John Milbank) of The Radical Orthodoxy Reader [UK | US]. Simon Oliver’s forthcoming book is titled Creation’s Ends: Teleology, Ethics and the Natural. Simon Oliver is also Course Director of the MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology (distance learning). Most recently, Dr Oliver has become Head of Department of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
Thomas O’Loughlin. Professor of Historical Theology. His work concentrates on understanding theology through analysing the interplay of factors that have brought particular issues and approaches to the fore within the on-going tradition of Christian thought, practice, and worship. He is editor of the series Studia Traditionis Theologiae (Brepols), and is currently working on a book on Gildas and the Scriptures. His previous books include Teachers and Code-Breakers: The Latin Genesis Tradition, 430-800 [Instrumenta Patristica XXXV], Saint Patrick: The Man and his Works [UK | US], Celtic Theology: Humanity, World and God in Early Irish Writings [UK | US], Journeys on the Edges [UK | US], Newman: A Religious Quest [UK | US], Discovering Saint Patrick [UK | US], and most recently Adomnán and the Holy Places: The Perceptions of an Insular Monk on the Location of the Biblical Drama [UK | US].
(Sculpture by Sara Cunningham-Bell)