Graduate Research Students

The students listed below are those who have transferred from Probationer Research Student (PRS) to DPhil status. For details of the key milestones for DPhil students please see here.

 

First Name

Surname

College/PPH

DPhil Title

Mark 

Aloysius

Campion Hall

Desire and its transformations in Hannah Arendt and Augustine

Ghila Amati Balliol Lebensphilosophie in Rabbi Avraham Itzhak HaCohen Kook’s Thought
Harmon Barlow Iv Christ Church Beyond Scarcity: Christian Ethics and the Economic Problem
Hannah Barr Keble 'Sex is risky and grace is not discovered by all': A moral theological construction of sexual consent
Maria Beer vuco Harris Manchester "Do you need religion (religio) if you have love (caritas)?" A second-person perspective on Aquinas's answer

Hadley Jane

Bennet

Regent's Park

"A Theology of Leadership" to address the significant persistent bias towards Christomonism in ecclesial leadership paradigms & underpin future reform

Christopher Bennett St Hilda's Evolving Epistemeology: A Reconsideration of Evolutionary Debunking Arguments against Religion
David Bennett Wycliffe Hall Queering the Queer: In what ways can the witness of homosexual celibate ascesis (HCA) renew and inform the role of desire in Anglican moral and pastoral theology?

James

Bergida

Blackfriars

Towards Interfaith Finance? Islamic Banking and the Christian Prohibition of Usury

Itzhak Berkman Wolfson Revival of a Dialogical God: Rosenzweig as a Nietzchean Theist

Ingrid 

Betancourt

Harris Manchester

Hermeneutics and Method in Latin American Liberation Theology

Yashua 

Bhatti

Mansfield

The tentative title is F.W.J von Schelling's Paul: Pauline Thought in German Idealism

Sean

Biggins

Blackfriars

Transhumanist Aspirations for Accelerating Insight: A Philosophical and Theological Critique

Susan

Bridge

New

Glory, without the Kingdom and the Power: new theologies of glory

Robert

Brown

Blackfriars

Brevard Childs' canonical approach: an evaluation of its main elements

Alexander

Bruce

St Stephen's House

Desert Fathers and Mountain Monks: Revisioning Buddhist-Christian Dual Belonging

Richard

Buck

Wolfson

Stories the Church Lives By: A Cognitive Approach to Ecclesial Theology and Praxis

Matthew

Carlos

Balliol

Sramana ascetic movements towards a theory of religions change.

Nicole 

Chen

Christ Church

To what extent did Marcion influence the formation of the New Testament canon?

Mehmet Ciftci Trinity The Second Vatican Council's Legacy and the Search for a Theological Politics

Judith

Clark

Oriel

Reach for the Sky. A Typology of Angelic Discourse and its Liturgical Impact Within the Community at Qumran

Deborah Clutton Trinity A Church fit for the Kingdoms? Re-building the secular Church in England in the aftermath of the First Viking Age.

John

Comstock

Lady Margaret Hall

The Historical Context and Authorial Intention(s) of Augustine's Confessions

Andrew Cowan Keble New Testament 'Hymnic' Texts in Ancient Reception and Modern Interpretation

Rachel

Cresswell

Blackfriars

The use of Scripture in the writings of Anselm of Canterbury

Emerson

Csorba

Brasenose

Moral theology, vocation and the long-term: overcoming ontological uncertainty in modern work

Victoria

Davies

St John's

Thinking beyond metaphysics: redressing the question of Kierkegaard's influence on Heidegger

Hans

Decker

Oriel

Making Books Without End: Anthology and Generative Rereading in the Wisdom Tradition

Nikolaas

Deketelaere

Balliol

'The Hermeuticity of Truth: A Theological Appropriation and Contextualisation of the Thought of Jean-Luc Nancy' (theology and modern European thought)

Dritero 

Demjaha

St John's

On the thinkability of paradox and the paradoxicality of thought.

Lyndon Drake Worcester A Biblical Theology of Capital from the Hebrew Bible and its Ancient Versions
Matthew Dunch Campion HAll The Mystical Pedagogy of Riddles

Timothy

Farrant

Pembroke

The Mental and Material Laboratory of 13th C. Science

Steven

Firmin

Pembroke

[Tentative] Can the concept of love in Augustinian political theology help ground a common state for Muslims and Christians?

Jennifer

Flowers

Kellogg

The Life Journey of the Soul in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Richard Glenfield Christ Church Images and Idols in the Thought of Bede

Jonathan

Griffiths

Corpus Christi

Defending Royal Ecclesiastical Supremacy in England and Ireland: the 1520s to 1553

Emily

Gum

Oriel

Christian Ethics: What are the goals of education? A Dialogue between Philosophical Theologian Nicholas Wolterstorff and Poli

Richard

Hain

Wycliffe Hall

Children: an inheritance from the Lord. Infanticide and the value of life

Joseph Hamilton Christ Church The Emergence of Pneumatology in pre-Nicene Roman Africa
Chase Hasenoehrl Campion Hall A Theology of Fantasy: Therapeutic Sacramentality in Michael Henry's notion of 'Life'

Alan 

Herbert

Wolfson

The Imaginal and Shared Religious Experience in Jiva Goswami's Sri Bhakti Sandarbha

Eric

Hoff

Wolfson

Augustinian Studies.  "From Confession to the Controversy: The Development of Augustine's Understanding of the Law".

Justin Holder Lady Margaret Hall Madhyamaka, Naturalism, and Reality

James

Hooks

Lincoln

The Divine Light of Conscience: Theology in Bayle’s Theory of Toleration.

Brian

Hutchinson

Oriel

The Marriage of Heaven and Earth: C.S. Lewis and the Eschatological Imagination

Jacob Imam Lady Margaret Hall The Catholic Theology of Money
Nabeelah Jaffer Pembroke Blessed are the strangers: 'hijra and guraba' in jihadist thought

Owain

James

Trinity

Death, Demons and the Medium of the Message: Exploring the Exegesis of 1 Samuel 28:3-25 in the Early Church.

Katie 

Javanaud

Keble

Buddhist Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations & Practical Applications.

Anniken Johansen St Cross Body, Self, and Cosmic Transfomation - an Anthropological Insight into the Corpus Areopagiticum
Zachariah Kahler Christ Church Creatures in Relation: the imago dei as analogia relationis in the theological anthopology of Karl Barth
Tatiana Kalveks Worcester No Longer Slaves: Weak Hamartiology in Bethel Music
Muhammad Khalil St Antony's The Political as Ordinary: Foundational Discourses from South Asia on Spirituality and Politics in Islam
George Klaeren Pembroke Reading the Book of Nature: Natural Theology in Early Modern spain, 1436-1825

Evangeline

Kozitza

Keble

Receiving the Little Child: Devotion to the Infant Christ from the New Testament to Origen

Kvestoslav Krejci Keble Harry Williams beyond Surroundings: finding God through self-awareness and doubt

Marten 

Krijgsman

St Cross

Theory of myth and the formation of national identity.

Adrian

Kumarasingham

Wolfson

A theology within a critical realist framework for Christians in Buddhist cultural contexts

Jaroslaw

Kurek

St Benet's Hall

Synergy as a Model for the relationship between God and humanity: the patristic approach in Ephrem the Syrian, Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine of Hippo

Un Sung Kwak St John's College Rhetoric in 1 Esdras 3–4 (The Story of the Three Bodyguards)

Amy

Lee

Oriel

Science and Religion as Languages: A Metaphor for Understanding Science, Religion, and their Relationships

Elizabeth

Li

Mansfield

Kierkegaard, Martensen, and the Problem of Theology and Philosophy

Pengxiang Li Regent's Park The Trinitarian Eschatology of Geerhardus Vos

Harry

Lines

Kellogg

Wisdom of Solomon: The Use and Exegesis of the Solomonic Corpus in Origen

James

Lorenz

Worcester

From Trauma to Communion: Film and the Theology of Memory

Mark

Macaulay

Regent's Park

Abrahamic Faiths and the Challenge of Otherness: Exploring the Mandate for Peace Prior to Encounter

Frazer

MacDiarmid

Christ Church

The Collective Memory of Ignatius of Antioch: The Martyr as a Locus of Christian Identity, Remembering and Remembered

Kirsten

MacKerras

St Cross

Eschatology and Political Theology in Lactantius and Eusebius

Aaron Mansfield Blackfriars Hall Common Moral Grammar? Knowledge of the Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin

Tim

Middleton

Lincoln

The Wounded Body of God: Deep Incarnation and the Crisis of Ecological Trauma

Nina Montgomery Lincoln Recalibrating brand as belief: a study of the commercial branding projects of the Arab Gulf's new cultural institutions
Harry Moore Brasenose Systematic Theology - Analogia Sapientiae: Overcoming Post-Modern Ontology in Erich Przywara and Sergei Bulgakov

Gregory

Morgan

Mansfield

In Search of a Renewed Theo-Cultural Metaphysic for Postmodern Jurisprudence via the Historical Reclamation of Natural Law as a Theory of Divine Govt.

Lauren Morry Lady Margaret Hall The Church of England Encountering Pluralism: Engaging between Anglicans and British Muslims from 2000 to the Present

Daniel

Mullaney

Wycliffe Hall

Alexander Men and Hermeneutics: Integrating the Methods of Biblical Criticism in Russian Orthodoxy

Michael

Murray

Lady Margaret Hall

The Onus of Divine Simplicity in the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Framing of Trinitarian Orthodoxy

John Olson Lady Margaret Hall Revelation and Real Presence in Heideggerian Perspective

Mari 

Ovsepyan

Pembroke

The Anatomy of Unbelief: A Postsecular Approach to the Scientific Study of Nonreligion

Brett Parris Balliol Yogic Metaethics: A comparative analysis of links betwen metaphysics, conceptions of liberation, yogic practice, and ethics, in six Indian traditions

Shannon

Parrott

Wycliffe Hall

Dressed to the Nines, Stripped to the Bone: An Examination of the ‘Acts of Clothing/Unclothing’ by Yahweh in Prophetic Literature

Steven

Paulikas

Regent's Park

Paul Ricoeur's Biblical Hermeneutics of Evil

Jahdiel

Perez

St Stephen's House

Joy and Jest: Towards a Constructive Theology of Laughter

Katharine

Perry

Pembroke

The Devil's in the Details: the Development of Hellenistic-Jewish Demonology in Light of the Septuagint

Arthur

Petersen

Harris Manchester

Uncertainty and God: A Study of the Role of Uncertainty and Ignorance in Scientific and Religious Practices

David

Pickering

Worcester

Chesterton and Apologetics beyond Apologia: a study in method and imagination.

Matthew

Pritchard

Harris Manchester

Deeply Religious Nonbelief: The Cognitive and Affective Tapestry of Religious Naturalism

Olga 

Puzanova

Wolfson

Russo-Japanese Religious Encounters in the Meiji Era. The Emergence of Japanese Orthodoxy

Emily Qureshi-Hurst Pembroke Understanding Paul Tillich's Doctrine of Salvation as an Ontological Transformation in Light of the Special Theory of Relativity and a B-theory of Time

James

Roberts

Harris Manchester

Promoting the loss of the self and the mysticism of human communion: Uncovering the work of Mother Maria Skobtsova.

Jacob Rodriguez Wycliffe Hall Combining Gospels in Early Christianity: The One, the Many, and the Fourfold
Paul Rowse Blackfriars Early Christin Readings of Paul on Moral Regeneration
Stefano Salemi Trinity Christ's Ultimate Risk: Christ's Impeccability and Infinite Risk in Light of Ellen White's Tabernacle Christology

Andrew

Shamel

Linacre

Telling Stories to See With: Mythopoeisis and Mythopoeic Fiction
Henry Shea Iv Campion Hall An Analogy of Grace: The Tensive Differentiated Integrality of Christic Participation
David Sheen Ripon Cuddesdon An ecclesiastical and intellectual history of the nature of religious identity within the writings of the Reverend Dr William Augustus Muhlenberg.
Joseph Simmons Campion Hall The Vulnerable Imagination: Embodiment, Empathy, and Ecclesial Discourse for the 21st Century

Martin

Smith

Lady Margaret Hall

Assessing Arguments from Moral Objectivity for God’s Existence

Derek

Spears

Blackfriars

What has Athens do with Jerusalem; a study of the relationship between classical literature and the church in the Greek East from New Testament times till Origen

Elizabeth Stair Wolfson A homeland in the home: the German cultural Zionist domestic space and its women creators
Elizabeth Stell Oriel Revealing Dreams: A Way to Divine Knowlege in Early Jewish Texts

Szilvia 

Szanyi

St John's

Perception and Perceptual Illusion in Early Yogācāra Buddhism

Holly 

Thompson

Worcester

Subversion of the Female Gender in the Old Testament: A Study of Esther, Deborah, Judith and Susanna'

Julian

Thompson

Worcester

Old Testament: 'Orality, Meaning, and the Rhetorical Persistence of Traditional Forms in Ancient Hebrew Poetry'

Stephen Thompson Blackfriars The Significance of the concept Om in the Vedānta literature with particular reference to Anubhūtisvarūpācārya’s Ṭippaṇams (c.1300 CE) on the Māṇḍūkya-Gauḍapādīya with Śaṅkarabhāṣya, the Bhagavad Gītā with Śaṅkarabhāṣya, his  Prakaṭārthavivaraṇa on the Brahmasūtrabhāṣya  and his Iṣṭasiddhivivaraṇam

Blake

Trimble

Mansfield

Belief, Cultural Epistemology, and Salvation: The Soteriological Implications of the Cultural Theory, Historiography, and Psychoanalysis in Michel de Certeau's Understanding of Belief

Tyler

Tully

Exeter

Religious Eco-Materialisms: Affect, Animality, and the Antihuman

Andrew

Turnbull

Wycliffe Hall

Lesslie Newbigin and the Renewal of Evangelical Theological Epistemology

Stacey

Van Dyk

Keble

King and Temple in the Fourth Gospel.

James

Van Dyke

Christ Church

Christian Personalism and Aquinas' Natural Law: Can Their integration illumine the Mystery of Human Identity and Difference for Christian Ethics?

Rebekah Van sant-clark Oriel Re-presenting Dislocation: The Poetics of Exile and Wilderness in Ancient Jewish Texts

Stevan 

Veljkovic

St Cross

Secular Order and the Sources of Consensus on Climate Change

Arabella 

Volkers

St Benet's Hall

A re-consideration of Apollinarius and his place in the development of doctrine

Nathan Wallace St Peter's Dissenting Theodicy: An Engagement with Charles Taylor's A Secular Age

Yi-Jye 

Wang

Regent's Park

Sanctifying England: Puritan Preaching on Conformity in Early Stuart London

Daniel 

Warnke

Wolfson

Shaped for the city: How does worship in the Vineyard shape a vision of human and divine agency that motivates urban church planting?

Andrew Wong St Stephen's House The Beauty of the Affections: The Development of a Theological Account of the Emotions in Augustine
Guzin Yener Lady Margaret Hall The Politics of Divine Power