Dr Brendan Harris


I am originally from Lancaster in the North-West of England and read Philosophy and Theology at Oxford (Oriel College) before completing a Masters in Christian Theology at Durham. I recently obtained my PhD in Historical Theology at Emory University in the USA, where I wrote on the Fourth-Century bishop and theologian Gregory of Nazianzus. My research focusses on Fourth-Century Greek and Syriac-speaking Christianity, and in particular on the topics of soteriology, Christology, Pneumatology, and monasticism.

Research Area/s: 

Patristics, Historical and Systematic Theology

Research Interests:

Greek Patristics, the Cappadocian Fathers, Soteriology, Trinitarian Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Monasticism, Syriac Christianity.

Select Publications

  • Irenaeus’s Engagement with Rhetorical Theory in his Exegesis of the Johannine Prologue in Adversus Haereses 1.8.5-1.9.3

    Harris, B
  • Pro-Nicene Pneumatology in Ambrose of Milan’s Baptismal Theology

    Harris, B
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