Historical and Systematic Theology
Historical & Systematic Theology at Oxford explores Christianity in its multi-faceted expressions through time, geography, and culture. Ecumenical in nature, research within the faculty engages perspectives across the Protestant, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Attention is also given to contemporary voices in postcolonial theology, black theology, feminist theology, eco-theology, and beyond. The study of Historical & Systematic Theology gives students bearings for understanding a contemporary world still grappling with religious discourse.
The Faculty of Theology & Religion is proud to host this centre promoting the interdisciplinary study of the relationships between theology and other areas of intellectual life. It also exists to provide a resource for teaching in this area, both in theology and in other disciplines.
The McDonald Centre fosters conversation both between Christian theology and other disciplines, and between academia and those who shape public deliberation and policy. Based at the Faculty of Theology & Religion in the University of Oxford, the Centre is generously supported by the McDonald Agape Foundation.
Spiritual Understanding in a Secular Age: Engaging Art as Religious Ritual
In partnership with the Australian Catholic University, Prof Graham Ward is working on this project exploring the liturgical dimensions of art. This project is generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation.