Dr Philip McCosker

Mansfield College
Departmental Lecturer in Modern Theology
Email: philip.mccosker@theology.ox.ac.uk

Research interests:

All systematic theology loci but especially christologies; theological epistemologies; apophaticisms; ressourcement theologies; mystical theologies; paradox; sacrifice; desire; prayer; sexuality; Catholic social theologies

Selected Publications

Books

Editor, What is it that the Scripture says? Essays in Biblical Interpretation, Translation, and Reception in Honour of Henry Wansbrough OSB (London: T&T Clark, 2006)

Co-editor (with Denys Turner), Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiæ of Thomas Aquinas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

Christ the Paradox: Expanding Ressourcement Theology (forthcoming Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2017)

Articles/Chapters

‘Living Trinity’, in Edward Howells and Mark McIntosh (eds), The Oxford Handbook to Mystical Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

‘Grace’, in McCosker and Turner (eds), The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 205-21.

Sitit Sitiri: Apophatic Christologics of Desire’, in Eric Bugyis and David Newheiser (eds), Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015), 391-413.

‘Sacrifice in Recent Catholic Theology: From Paradox to Polarity, and Back Again?’, in Johannes Zachhuber and Julia Meszaros (eds), Sacrifice and Modern Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 132-46.

Enhypostasia Mystica: Insights from Mystical Theology for an Old Debate’, in Louise Nelstrop and Simon Podmore (eds), Immanence and Transcendence: Christian Mysticism and Incarnational Theology (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013), 69-92.

‘Ephrem the Syrian (c. (c.306–73)’, in Ian Markham (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 97-115.

‘Bonaventure (c.1217–74)’, in Ian Markham (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 268-83.

‘On Emptying Kenosis’, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 14/3 (2007), 380-8.

‘Middle Muddle?’, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 13 (2006), 362-70.

‘The Christology of Pierre de Bérulle’, Downside Review , 124/435 (2006), 111-34.

‘Stirring Christianity’, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 13 (2006), 8-11.

‘“Blessed Tension”: Barth and von Balthasar on the Music of Mozart’, The Way, 44/4 (2005), 81-95.

‘Joined-up Thomism and the ‘Second Quest’ for Trinitarian Renewal’, Reviews in Religion and Theology, 12 (2005), 331-7.

 


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