John Milbank. (President of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy). Professor Emeritus in Religion, Politics and Ethics. He 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 as well as The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future with Adrian Pabst [UK | US].

Conor Cunningham. (Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy). Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy.  Author of Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology [UK | US] and Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong [UK | US] (Interventions series) Conor Cunningham is co-editor of both the Interventions (Eerdmans) Veritas (Wipf & Stock), and KALOS series. Conor Cunningham wrote and presented the BBC 2 documentary “Did Darwin Kill God?”, which originally aired on 31 March 2009.

King-Ho Leung. (Deputy Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy.) Teaching Affiliate and PhD candidate. He is the organiser of CoTP events such as Metaphysics: First Philosophy after the Analytic-Continental Divide, and until recently an executive committee member of the British Postgraduate Philosophical Association.

Eric Austin Lee. (Deputy Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy, North America; and Research Fellow). Dr Lee is co-editor of the Veritas and KALOS book series (both with Wipf & Stock), and is Managing Editor at the online open source journal Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics. Along with Samuel Kimbriel, he is co-editor of  The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person [UK | US].

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. Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University. Author of Philosophy, God and Motion [UK | US] (Radical Orthodoxy) 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.

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].

Adrian Pabst. Reader in Politics at the University of Kent. His books include Metaphysics: The Creation of Hierarchy, the edited essay collections The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Pope Benedict XVI’s Social Encyclical and the Future of Political Economy [UK | US] and Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics, co-edited with Ian Geary [UK | US]. Most recently he has published The Politics of Virtue: Post-Liberalism and the Human Future with John Milbank [UK | US]. Since 2007, he has been an associate editor of TELOS and writes regular editorial pieces for The International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, The Moscow Times, The National, The Huffington Post, The Conversation, ABC Religion & Ethics and Les Echos on geo-politics, political economy, Europe and religion.

Aaron Riches. He teaches theology at the Seminario Mayor San Cecilio in Granada, Spain. He is a joint faculty member of the International Academy of Philosophy-Instituto de Filosofía “Edith Stein” and the Instituto de Teología “Lumen Gentium”, and is a tutor in the Systematic and Philosophical Theology distance learning MA at the University of Nottingham (UK). Dr Riches has published widely in peer review journals including the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Nova et Vetera, Modern Theology, Communio, Pro Ecclesia and Telos. His first book is Ecce Homo: on the divine unity of Christ [UK | US].

Simeon Zahl. Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. Author of Pneumatology and Theology of the Cross in the Preaching of Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt: The Holy Spirit between Wittenberg and Azusa Street. His future projects include a monograph on the theology of the affections in Luther and Melanchthon, and a systematic project that will examine the theology of sin in light of major challenges to the plausibility of traditional doctrines of sin in the contemporary world. He also serves as a program unit chair for the Scriptural Reasoning group for the American Academy of Religion.


Fellows

Oliva Blanchette. Professor of Philosophy, Boston College. His publications include, The Perfection of the Universe According to Aquinas: a Teleological View [UK | US] and Philosophy of Being: A Reconstructive Essay [UK | US]. Professor Blanchette is also the translator of Maurice Blondel’s Action (1893): Essay on a Critique of Life and a Science of Practice [UK | US] and the author of the recently-released Maurice Blondel: A Philosophical Life [UK | US].

Phillip Blond. Director of ResPublica, editor of Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology [UK | US], and author of Red Tory: How the Left and Right Have Broken Britain and How We Can Fix It [UK | US].

Olivier Boulnois. Directeur d’études Religions et philosophie dans le christianisme au Moyen Âge École pratique des hautes études at the Sorbonne in Paris. He is the author of Être et représentation: Une généalogie de la méthaphysique moderne à l’époque de Duns Scot, Duns Scot, la rigueur de la charité, Je crois en un seul Dieu, and most recently Au delà de l’image : Une archéologie du visuel au Moyen Age.

William Desmond. Professor of Philosophy and Director of the International Program of Philosophy in the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Kathlieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of many books, including the philosophical trilogy Being and the Between, Ethics and the Between, and most recently God and the Between. The first won both the Prix Cardinal Mercier Award in 1995 and the J.N. Findlay Award of the Metaphysical Society of America for the best book in metaphysics. Other works include: Hegel’s God: Counterfeit Double? and Is There A Sabbath for Thought: Between Religion and Philosophy.

Alessandra Gerolin. Research fellow at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan). Author of Persona, libertà, storia. Studio su Lord Acton [Italy | US | UK], Coscienza dell’ordine e ordine della coscienza. Il pensiero filosofico e sociale di Frederick Denison Maurice [Italy | US | UK], and most recently Oltre l’idea moderna di lavoro. Suggestioni filosofiche e teologiche dal pensiero anglosassone [Italy | US | UK].

David Bentley Hart. An Eastern Orthodox theologian, Dr. Hart’s publications include, The Beauty of the Infinte: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth, The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, and In the Aftermath: Provocations and Laments.

Stanley Hauerwas. Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University Divinity School. His many publications include The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer in Christian Ethics [UK | US], Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (co-authored with William Willimon) [UK | US], Dispatches from the Front: Theological Engagements with the Secular [UK | US], With the Grain of the Universe: The Church’s Witness and Natural Theology(his published Gifford Lectures) [UK | US], Performing the Faith: Bonhoeffer and the Practice of Nonviolence [UK | US], Matthew: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible [UK | US], The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God (Illuminations) [UK | US], and most recently, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir [UK | US].

Fergus Kerr O.P. Formerly Regent of Blackfriars Oxford, and currently Senior Lecturer in the Divinity School at the University of Edinburgh. His publications include, the acclaimed Theology After Wittgenstein, Immortal Longings, After Aquinas, and Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians. He is also editor of New Blackfriars.

Catherine Pickstock. Professor of Metaphysics and Poetics, Fellow and Tutor of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She is author of the acclaimed After Writing: On the Liturgical consummation of Philosophy; and Thomas d’Aquin et la quête eucharistque, and (with John Milbank) Truth in Aquinas. At the moment she is completing a book entitled Theory, Religion and Idiom in Platonic Philosophy.

Cyril O’Regan. Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame. Professor O’Regan’s publications include, The Heterodox Hegel, Gnostic Return in Modernity, and Gnostic Apocalypse: Jacob Boehme’s Haunted Narrative.

Regina Schwartz. Professor of English, Northwestern University. Her publications include Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost, which won the James Holly Hanford prize for the best book on Milton; The Book and the Text: The Bible and Literary Theory, Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature, The Postmodern Bible, and most recently, The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism.

Graham Ward. Regius Professor of Divinity at Christ Church, University of Oxford.  His publications include, Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology, Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory, Cities of God, True Religion, Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice, Christ and Culture, and most recently, The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Post-material Citizens. Edited volumes include The Postmodern God: a Theological Reader, The Certeau Reader, and (along with John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock) Radical Orthodoxy: a New Theology.

Honorary Fellows

Most Rev Dr Robin Eames, Archbishop of Armagh, and Primate of all Ireland.
Rt Rev Archbishop Javier Martínez, Archbishop of Granada, Spain.

(Sculpture by Sara Cunningham-Bell)

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