Head of School and Professors:
Prof. Mark Elliott is Professor of Historical and Exegetical Theology. He researches in the History of Biblical Interpretation (at present on Psalms and Acts in particular), the history of doctrine (at present Providence, Revelation, and Ecclesiology in particular), is co-directing a project on the History of Scottish Theology, and has a live interest in the nexus of Spirituality, Theology and Ecumenism. As Director of the Institute for Bible, Theology and Hermeneutics, he ponders how faithful biblical interpretation converses with Christian Dogmatics.
Dr Steve Holmes is Head of the School of Divinity, and Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology. He welcomes enquiries for PhD supervision in in many areas of systematic and historical theology, but particularly in Trinitarian theology; evangelical theology; and Baptist theology.
Prof. Christoph Schwoebel is the 1643 Chair in Divinity. He welcomes PhD applications in the following fields: historical Theology (the history, significance and impact of the doctrine of the Trinity; the theology of the Reformation and 17th century Protestant scholasticism; Protestant and Anglican theology and philosophy in the 19th and 20th century ); systematic theology (Christian dogmatics, especially the doctrine of God, the theology of creation, Christology and theological anthropology); ethics (the theory of justice, the concept of freedom and the understanding of persons); philosophy of religion (revelation and rationality in historical and systematic perspective; theories of communicative rationality); theology of culture; theology in literature (esp. John Donne and Thomas Mann); theology in music (especially Bach, Mendelssohn); the theory of pluralism; interreligious dialogue (the theory and practise of interreligious dialogue, especially with Judaism, Islam and Buddhism).
Prof. Alan Torrance is Professor of Systematic Theology, and the Director of the Logos Institute for Analytical and Exegetical Theology at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews. He supervises research on central loci in Christian dogmatics and analytic philosophical theology and has a special interest in the interface between these disciplines and contemporary biblical scholarship. His present research is in Christology.
Prof. Judith Wolfe is Professor of Philosophical Theology. She welcomes PhD applications in systematic and philosophical theology, particularly in eschatology and theological anthropology, and in European philosophy in its relation to theology; in Thomas Aquinas and his modern interpreters; and in theology and the arts, especially drama, literature, and imagination in their theological and philosophical dimensions.
Senior Lecturers, Lecturers and Associate Lecturers:
|Revd Katrin Bosse is Associate Lecturer in Theology. She specializes in theological anthropology and the theology of religions.|
|Dr George Corbett is Senior Lecturer in Theology and the Arts. He welcomes PhD applications in Aquinas’ theology, medieval theology, and Catholic theology post Vatican II. Within ITIA, he also welcomes PhD applications in theological aesthetics and theology and the arts (in any period). Outside St Andrews, Dr Corbett is the director of CEPHAS (A Thomistic Centre for Philosophy and Scholastic Theology).|
|Dr William Hyland is Lecturer in Church History, and Director of Teaching for the School of Divinity. He welcomes PhD applications in many areas of medieval Church history, and in particular monastic spirituality; and Benedictine and Premonstratensian history and spirituality of all eras.|
|Dr Oliver Langworthy is Associate Lecturer in Patristics.|
|Dr Andrew Torrance is Lecturer in the Logos Institute for Analytical and Exegetical Theology. He welcomes PhD applications in theology. To date, his research interests have focused on creation, Christology, religious experience, science and religion, Scripture and revelation, and theological anthropology.|
|Mr Brendan Wolfe is a Principal Research Fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Late Antique Language and Religion. His post-graduate teaching has centred on Late Antique Latin, Patristics, and the influence of the pagan philosophical schools on Christianity, with further research interests in the adoption of Christianity by the Goths and the Gothic Bible. He is the Managing Editor of the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology.|
|Euan Grant is the Gifford Fellow, a two-year research fellow in natural theology funded by Lord Gifford’s bequest. His research interests are in theological anthropology, particularly the question of human finitude, fallenness, and original sin. Posing questions of the plausibility and conceivability of a historical fall within the natural history revealed by the sciences led to a re-evaluation of the highly sophisticated theological treatments of human beings as embodied intellectual creatures in the mediaeval scholastic literature. As Gifford Fellow, he is exploring the possibility of re-integrating these mediaeval structures of thought with the Darwinian paradigm of evolutionary biology.|
|Joanna Leidenhag is a St Andrews Fellow in Science-Engaged Theology. Her research is located at the intersection between contemporary philosophy of mind and Christian theology, and focuses on the implications of panpsychism within the doctrine of creation in particular. She is the recipient of the 2018 Student Prize of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT).|
Other Faculty Associated with the Subject Area
Dr Eric Stoddart is Lecturer in Practical Theology.
Dr John Perry is Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics.
Dr T.J. Lang, Lecturer in New Testament, co-teaches The Origins of Christian Theology (MLitt).