I studied Theology in Oxford as an undergraduate and graduate student, completing a DPhil under the supervision of Brian Davies OP. I have been at Worcester College since 2009, teaching historical and systematic theology. As well as publishing on doctrinal issues I have a research interest in the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, and his interactions with Tractarianism in particular.
Historical and Systematic Theology, History of Christianity
Theology and Literature
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Oxford Movement and 19thC. Anglicanism
Theology and Film
I am a member of the Editorial Board of New Blackfriars.
Publications & Research Outputs:
2019 Love Makes No Sense: an invitation to Christian Theology (London: SCM Press 2019) eds. Jennifer Strawbridge, Jarred Mercer and Peter Groves
2015 The New Testament and the Church eds. John Barton and Peter Groves (Library of New Testament Studies, London: Bloomsbury, 2015.) pp.xii + 190, ISBN 978-0-56766-037-4
2012 Grace: The Cruciform Love of God (London: SCM Canterbury Press, 2012) pp.viii + 160, ISBN 978-1-84825-054-3
Articles and chapters in edited volumes
2021 “Natural Theology? Gerard Manley Hopkins and Psalm 19” in Psalms and the use of the Critical Imagination: A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Susan Gillingham ed. Katherine Southwood and Holly Morse (Edinburgh: T & T Clark). Forthcoming.
2020 “Doing Doctrine: the lived experience of Christian teaching” in Catechesis: an invitation to living faith ed. Jarred Mercer (London: SCM Press, 2020)
2015 “Playing football at Mansfield Park: doctrine and the local church” in And With All Of Your Mind: Academic Vocation in the Church Today, eds. Shaun Henson and Michael Lakey (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), pp.49-61
2015 “Before this they had been enemies: Studying the Bible and preaching the Scriptures” in The New Testament and the Church eds. John Barton and Peter Groves (Library of New Testament Studies, London: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp.93-104
2014 (With Beatrice Groves) “Gerard Manley Hopkins and Binsey Poplars” in Binsey: Oxford’s Holy Place eds Martin Henig (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2014), pp.123-134