Prof. Paul Fiddes

Regent's Park College
Professor of Systematic Theology
Phone: 01865 288120

Research Interests:

Christian Doctrine in the 19th & 20th Centuries; relations between Theology and (English) Literature; Process Theology; Theology of Karl Barth; Doctrine of the Trinity; Postmodernism and knowledge of God.

Some Recent Publications

Seeing the World and Knowing God. Hebrew Wisdom and Christian Doctrine in a Late-Modern Context (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Edited (with Günter Bader): The Spirit and Letter: a Tradition and a Reversal (London: T. & T. Clark, 2013).

(With Stephen Holmes, Paul Molnar, and Thomas McCall), Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity. Counterpoints: Bible and Theology , ed. Jason Sexton (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014).

‘The Root of Religious Freedom: Interpreting Some Muslim and Christian Sacred Texts’, in Oxford Journal of Law and Religion (Oxford University Press) Vol 1/1 (Spring 2012), pp. 169-84.

‘Patterns of Hope and Images of Eternity. Listening to Shakespeare, Blake and T.S. Eliot’ in Trevor Hart, Gavin Hopps, Jeremy Begbie (eds), Art, Imagination and Christian Hope: Patterns of Promise  (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2012), pp. 31-50.

 ‘Ethnography and Ecclesiology: Two Disciplines, Two Worlds?’ in Peter Ward (ed.), Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography. Studies in Ecclesiology and Ethnography, Volume 1 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012), pp. 13-35.

‘Tragedy as Rhetoric of Evil’, in Paul Fiddes and Jochen Schmidt (eds), Rhetorik des Bösen / The Rhetoric of  Evil. Studien des Bonner Zentrums für Religion und Gesellschaft (Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, 2013), 165-92.

The Sublime, the Conflicted Self and Attention to the Other. Towards a Theopoetics with Iris Murdoch and Julia Kristeva’, in Roland Faber (ed.), Theopoetic Folds: Philosophizing Multifariousness (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), 159-78.

 ‘Sacrifice, Atonement and Renewal: Intersections between Girard, Kristeva
and Von Balthasar’ in Johannes Zachhuber and Julia Meszaros (eds), Sacrifice and the Modern World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 48-65.

‘ “For the Dance All Things Were Made”. The Great Dance in C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra’, in Judith Wolfe and Brendan Wolfe (eds.), C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra: Re-Shaping the Image of the Cosmos. (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2013), 33-49.

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