Research Students

The students listed below are those who have transferred from Probationer Research Student (PRS) to DPhil status, and who have opted-in to have a profile page. For details of the key milestones for DPhil students please see here. This page is currently being updated.


First Name



DPhil Title (click to go to student profile page)

Ghila Amati Balliol Lebensphilosophie in Rabbi Avraham Itzhak HaCohen Kook’s Thought
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?




Brevard Childs' canonical approach: an evaluation of its main elements
Dallas  Callaway Magdalen Kierkegaardian Selfhood as Pursuit of the Greatest Commandment
Lyndon Drake Worcester The Hermeneutics of Economic Writing in Jeremiah 32
Buki Fatona Wolfson The Role of Concepts in the Execution of Actions




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

Herald Gandi Worcester Jonah’s Psalm as a Pastiche of Righteous Sufferer Psalms
Alberto Garzoni Keble Raising Christ's Voice. Augustine's Pastoral Understanding of Voice and Public Life
James Hooks Lincoln Pierre Bayle’s Theology of Toleration and Its Reception in Early Eighteenth-Century England
Yasmin Jaffri Wolfson Religion and Politics in South Asia
Joseph Justiss Blackfriars Large-Scale Transpositions in G and M Proverbs: An Analysis of the Interpretive
Effect and Editorial Motivations of Variant Juxtapositions
Un Sung Kwak St John Rhetoric in 1 Esdras 3–4 (The Story of the Three Bodyguards)
James A. Lawrence St Antony's Technosticism: The Definition and Defence of a Transhumanist Soteriology with Philosophical Analysis and Theological Response




Kierkegaard, Martensen, and the Problem of Theology and Philosophy



Christ Church

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




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

Harry Moore Brasenose The Critique of Kantian Epistemology in S. L. Frank’s Early Religious Philosophy
Lauren Morry Lady Margaret Hall  Liturgies of Encounter: The Character of Shared Spaces and Interactions Between Anglicans and Muslims in the Church of England’s Diocese of Birmingham




Telling Stories to See With: Mythopoeisis and Mythopoeic Fiction
Szilvia  Szanyi St John’s Perception and Illusion in Early Yogācāra: The Yogācāra Adaptation and Critique of the Abhidharmic Theory of Perception in the Late Works of Vasubandhu and their Indian Commentaries




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

Blake Trimble Mansfield

Le mystique de la vie quotidienne: An Approach to the Theology and Cultural Analysis of Michel de Certeau 




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

Imran Visram St Antony's

The Preservation and Migration of Indo-Ismaili Gināns

David M. Williams Keble Reimagining the University: Schleiermacher, Newman, and Kuyper on Theology and the End of Higher Education
Andrew Wong St Stephen's House The Impetus of Love: Towards a Theology of the Affections in Augustine

Güzin A. 

Yener Lady Margaret Hall Kurukullā: The Scarlet Enchantress of Love, Power and Magic in Tibetan Buddhism