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Senior Lecturer in Theology and Practice
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My current position is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Practice at the University of Roehampton. Previously I was Assistant Professor in Theology and Ministry in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University (2017-18). My first academic position was Tutor in Systematic Theology at the Queen’s where I spent five happy years between 2012-17.
I am the treasurer of the Society for the Study of Theology and a member of the editorial team for the doctrine series published by Grove Books.
University of Cambridge (Trinity College)
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
- Research Interests
Broadly speaking, my primary research area is systematic theology. More specifically, I am interested in the relationship between Christian doctrine and spiritual practice. Following my doctoral work, I have retained an interest in the life and work of Karl Barth. This includes putting together a volume on his spiritual writings for the Classics in Western Spirituality Series by Paulist Press. Other research commitments include co-editing The T&T Clark Companion to Christian Prayer, co-authoring a book on glorification with my doctoral supervisor David F. Ford, investigating in a couple of journal articles how systematic theology is understood and practiced in the context of Anglican theology, and planning my next major research project which seeks to develop a contemplative doctrine of creation. Alongside these writing projects, I am involved in the ‘God and Study Skills’ project at Queen’s - a collaborative project funded by a Common Awards Seed Corn grant.
- Karl Barth on Prayer T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology (26) (London; New York: T&T Clark, hbk 2015; pbk 2018).
- Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed (London; New York: T&T Clark / Bloomsbury, 2018).
- The Grammar of Grace: Readings from the Christian Tradition, co-ediors: Kent Eilers and Anna Silvas (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2019).
Journal articles and chapters
- 'The Dark Knight and the evilness of evil’ in The Expository Times 120.11 (2009): 541-43.
- ‘Attending to the Sabbath: an alternative direction in Karl Barth’s theology of prayer’ in International Journal of Systematic Theology 13.3 (2011): 251-71.
- ‘Being moved in sundry places: evensong, transformation and the theology of prayer’ in Theology 115.5 (2012): 350-56.
- ‘Prayer’ in Sanctified by Grace: A Theology of the Christian Life, eds. Kent Eilers and Kyle Strobel (New York and London: T&T Clark / Continuum, 2014): 187-201.
- ‘Revisiting Karl Barth’s doctrine of baptism from a perspective on prayer’ in Scottish Journal of Theology 68.3 (2015), pp. 255-72.
- ‘Soborny spirituality: spirit and spirituality in Berdyaev and Barth’ in Correlating Sobornost: Conversations Between Karl Barth and Russian Orthodox Theology, eds John C. McDowell, Ashley Moyse and Scott Kirkland (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2016): 213-40.
- ‘Prayer’ in T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, ed. Adam Johnson (New York; London: T&T Clark / Continuum, 2017): 701-06.
- ‘The creeds’ in T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, ed. Adam Johnson (New York; London: T&T Clark / Continuum, 2017): 447-50.
- ‘Sabbatical contemplation? Retrieving a strand in Reformed theology’ in Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice, ed. Kyle Strobel and John H. Coe (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019): 74-94.
- ‘Modernity and Postmodernity’ in The Grammar of Grace: Readings for the Christian Life, ed. Kent Eilers, Ashley Cocksworth, and Anna Silvas (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2019): in press.
- ‘The “God intoxicated” theology of David F. Ford’ in Twentieth-Century Anglican Theologians, ed. James Tengatenga, Stephen Burns and Bryan Cones (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019): in press.
- ‘Theorizing the (Anglican) lex orandi: a theological account’ in Modern Theology (2019): in press.
- ‘Why Barth needs Merton’ in To be Human in this Most Inhuman of Ages, ed. Gary Hall and Detlev Cuntz (Münsterschwarzach: Vier-Türme-Verlag, 2019): in press.