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

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

James

Bergida

Blackfriars

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

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

Edward

Brooks

Oriel

What May I Hope For? Modernity and the Augustinian Virtue of Hope

Robert

Brown

Blackfriars

A critical study of the main elements of Brevard Childs’ canonical approach and their reconstruction by his major followers.

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?

Judith

Clark

Oriel

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

John

Comstock

Lady Margaret Hall

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

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.

Justine

Ellis

Oriel

Sacred Texts, Secular Space: Towards Religious Literacy for a Secular Age

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

Jamie

Franklin

Ripon Cuddesdon

Aesthetic Ecclesiology: An Anglican Response to Charles Taylor on the Secular

Peter

Gent

Oriel

Texts That Do Things: Biblical Texts in Religious Communities

Martin 

Gliniecki

St Stephen's House

Discrimination in Modern Asymmetric Conflict: a Christian Moral Analysis

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

John

Haglund

St John's

Kierkegaard's Conception of the Comic: A Hermeneutic for the Life of Christian Faith

Richard

Hain

Wycliffe Hall

Children: an inheritance from the Lord. Infanticide and the value 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".

James

Hooks

Lincoln

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

Timothy

Howles

Keble

The Political Theology of Bruno Latour

Brian

Hutchinson

Oriel

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

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.

Simon

Kopf

Blackfriars

Divine Providence and Natural Contingency: New Perspectives from Aquinas on the Divine Action Debate

Evangeline

Kozitza

Keble

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

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

Mateusz

Kusio

Wolfson

The Antichrist Tradition in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

Travis

La Couter

Campion Hall

Doing Theology at a Distance: The Metaphysics of Prayer in Hans Urs von Balthasar

Sean

Lau

Trinity

Doctrine, Ethics and Discernment

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

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

Megan

Loumagne

Christ Church

Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve: Original Sin and the Evolution of Sexual Difference

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

Neil

Martin

Keble

1. Galatians 4:9 `How is it that You are Turning Back??  2. Acts 1:3/28:31 'Kingdom as Story'

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.

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

Mari 

Ovsepyan

Pembroke

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

Dimitrios 

Pallis

St Cross

The Energetism and Trinitarianism of Philo of Alexandria

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

Jenny

Rallens

Oriel

St. Augustine's Theology of Memory

Naomi

Richman

St Antony's

Sex and the Spirit: Configurations of the Body and Sexual Difference in Deliverance Pentacostalism

James

Roberts

Harris Manchester

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

Stefani

Ruper

Linacre

Salvation through Science Alone: The Soteriological Potential of Science in the Case Studies of Ursula Goodenough, Sam Harris, and EO Wilson

Gerard

Ryan

Campion Hall

Theological Dimensions Toward a Theology of Love and Mutual

Andrew

Shamel

Linacre

Telling Stories to See With: Mythopoeisis and Mythopoeic Fiction

Samuel

Shearn

Worcester

Pastor Tillich: The Justification of the Doubter

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

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'

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?

Gleb

Vasilyev

Wolfson

Christian Angelology in Pseudo-Dionysius and Sergius Bulgakov

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

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?

John 

Whitty

Pembroke

Tradition in the Theological Thought of Basil of Caesarea

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