Prof. Joshua Hordern

Harris Manchester College 
Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
Phone: 01865 281479

Lecturer in Theology, Jesus College

Research Interests:

Affections, political theology, healthcare, Islam, conscience and loyalty

Research projects and public engagement:
Oxford Healthcare Values Partnership link
Oxford Affections and Ethics Network link
New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought link
To discuss any of these research initiatives, please contact Dr Hordern.

Service on public bodies:
Royal College of Physicians Committee for Ethical Issues in Medicine link
Church of England Faith and Order Commission link

'Communion, Disagreement and Conscience' with Loveday Alexander (Church House Publishing, forthcoming 2016)

‘Religion and culture’ in Saunders, J. (ed.), Medicine, special issue on ethics and communication (forthcoming October 2016)

‘Compassion in Primary and Community Care’ in Papanikitas, A. and Spicer, J. (eds.), Handbook of Primary Care Ethics, (Radcliffe/Taylor and Francis, forthcoming 2016)

‘European Union, identity and place’ in Chaplin, J. and Wilton, G. (eds), God and the European Union: Faith in the European Project (Routledge, 2016), 129-148 link

‘Loyalty, Royalty and Obligation: ‘Good Shepherds under Law’', The Muslim World 106.2 (April 2016), 337-360 link

‘New Conversations in Islamic and Christian Political Thought’, coedited with Afifi al-Akiti, The Muslim World 106.2 (April 2016) link, Studies in Christian Ethics 29.2 (May 2016) link

'Conscience' in Martin Davie et al (eds), New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic (IVP Academic, 2016) link

'Loyalty, Conscience and Tense Communion: Jonathan Edwards meets Martha Nussbaum', Studies in Christian Ethics, 27.2 (May 2014), 167-184 link

'What's Wrong with Compassion? Towards a Political, Philosophical and Theological Context', Clinical Ethics, 8.4 (December 2013) 91-97 link

Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology (OUP, 2013) link

'From a Pinch to an Open Hand: Appeals to the Evolution of Cooperation in Contemporary Political Thought', Studies in Christian Ethics, 26.2 (2013), 140-151 link

'Families' in J. Rowe & A. Draycott (ed.), Living Witness: Explorations in Missional Ethics (Apollos, 2012)

‘Concluding Discussion and Remarks’ with Kimbriel, S., Studies in Christian Ethics, 25.2 (2012), 261-268 link

One Nation but Two Cities: Christianity and the Conservative Party (Bible Society, 2010) link

‘Justice: Rights and Wrongs – an overview’, Studies in Christian Ethics 23.2 (2010), 118-129 link

Book review:
Oliver O'Donovan Self World and Time, Eerdmans, 2013, Scottish Journal of Theology 69(2): 221–222 (2016) link

John Perry, The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology, Oxford University Press, 2011, 264pp, Scottish Journal of Theology, 67.2 (May 2014), pp.247-9 link

General Interests:
Hill-walking, cricket, travel.

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