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Staff

 

Head of School and Professors:

Steve HolmesDr 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. 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.

 

Prof. Oliver Crisp is Professor of Analytic Theology in the Logos Institute. His research focuses on historical and systematic theology, as well as analytic theology. He welcomes PhD applications in historical, systematic, and philosophical theology, as well as philosophy of religion. He is particularly interested in central Christian doctrines, theology in the Reformed tradition, the relation of analytic philosophy to theology, and the philosophy of Jonathan Edwards. He also has a developing interest in legal theory and religion.


Readers and Senior Lecturers

Mr Brendan Wolfe is the Principal Editor of the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology and Honorary Reader in Historical Theology.  His research interests include the linguistics and theology of the Gothic New Testament, the psychology of religious art, cross-cultural practices of reverence, and the Inklings.
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 John Perry is Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics. His research focuses theological ethics within evangelical, Anglican, and Catholic moral theology, as well as philosophical ethics (Locke, Hume, Mill, Singer); medical, sexual, and  political ethics. He invites PhD applications for any of these related fields.
Dr Andrew Torrance is Senior 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.

 

Lecturers, Associates, and Fellows

Dr William Hyland is Lecturer in Church History. 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. He is also interested in Mariology in all periods of Christian history.Other Faculty Associated with the Subject Area.

 

Dr Joanna Leidenhag is Lecturer in Science-Engaged Theology. She welcomes PhD applications in the topics of: Christian theology and philosophy of mind; the relationship between theology and natural science; the work of Gottfried von Leibniz;  theological considerations of intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses.

 

Dr Eric Stoddart is Lecturer in Practical Theology. His principal research focus as a practical theologian is on how theology, and religion in general, might respond to contemporary surveillance cultures. He is Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion & Politics at the University of St Andrews and jointly coordinates the research-focused and international Surveillance and Religion Network. His latest book, The Common Gaze: Surveillance and the Common Good, will be published in January 2021.
Revd Katrin Bosse is Associate Lecturer in Theology. She specializes in theological anthropology and the theology of religions.

 

 

Dr Robyn Boeré is Associate Lecturer in Christian Ethics.

 

Dr Oliver Langworthy is Associate Lecturer in Patristics.

 

 

Dr T.J. Lang joined the University of St Andrews in 2016 and is now Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies and co-teaches The Origins of Christian Theology (M.Litt). He is also currently co-director of the Institute for Bible, Theology, & Hermeneutics. Prior to St Andrews T.J. was Lecturer at Durham University (2014-2016). His PhD is in New Testament Studies from Duke University (2014), with minor areas in Early Christianity and Greco-Roman Systems of Thought. T.J. was formerly a Fulbright scholar at the Universität Heidelberg (2009-2010), a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow (2011-14), and a DAAD Research Grant awardee (2009-2010). His first monograph, Mystery and the Making of a Christian Historical Consciousness: From Paul to the Second Century (de Gruyter, 2015), was awarded the 2017 Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise. T.J. currently serves as the Divinity School’s Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research). His publications appear in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der Älteren Kirche, Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum, Journal of Theological Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Biblical Interpretation, and the Journal of Theological Interpretation. 

Dr Euan Grant is the Gifford Fellow and an associate lecturer. His research interests are in metaphysics and theological anthropology, particularly the question of human finitude, fallenness, and original sin.

Dr King-Ho Leung is Research Fellow in Philosophical Theology. He welcomes PhD applications in the following areas: metaphysics; philosophy and theology as a way of life; philosophical and theological anthropology (especially in relation to finitude and self-transcendence); political theology and post-secularism; theology and philosophy of technology.

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School of Divinity
St Mary's College
St Andrews
KY16 9JU
Fife, Scotland, UK

Phone:+44 (0)1334 462850