Dr Tobias Tanton

Biography: I completed my DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2018 and subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship in Science-Engaged Theology at the University of Cambridge. I am currently a lectuer in theology at Ripon College Cuddesdon, where I primarily teach systematic theology. I am also a fellow of the New Visions in Theological Anthropology project hosted by the University of St Andrews

Research interests: My research examines systematic theology in dialogue with the emerging area of cognitive science known as ‘embodied cognition’. Embodied cognition considers how factors beyond the brain—such as emotional body states, perceptual interactions or engagement with material culture—participate in our cognitive processes. My work probes how findings in this area relate to liturgical theology, theological concepts, and the principle of divine accommodation

Publications & Research Outputs: 

Tanton, Tobias. "Accommodating Embodied Thinkers." Modern Theology, no. 37 (2021): 316-35. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12685