Mrs Lucy Gardner


Lucy Gardner studied theology at Oxford and Bonn Universities, and is the Tutor in Christian Doctrine at St Stephen’s House in Oxford.  Her areas of research and interest have included the theology of F.D.E. Schleiermacher, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Feminist Theology.  Since 2010, she has been a regular member of the Building Bridges Seminars (originally convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, now a project fostered by Georgetown University) bringing Christian and Muslim scholars together for shared conversations on various theological topics. 

Research Area(s):

Historical and Systematic Theology
Applied Theology

Research Interests:

Hans Urs von Balthasar; Ecclesiology; relationships between Christian Doctrine, Spirituality and Pastoral Practice.

Publications & Research Outputs: 

‘Difference: The Immaculate Concept?’ with David Moss, in Modern Theology (July 1998)
‘Something like Time; Something like the Sexes: An Essay in Reception’ with David Moss in L. Gardner et al. Balthasar at the End of Modernity (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1999)
‘Balthasar and the Image of Mary’ in David Moss and Edward Oakes SJ (eds) Cambridge Companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar (Cambridge: CUP, 2004)
‘Listening at the Threshold: Christology and the “suspension of the material”‘ in Laurence Paul Hemming (ed.) Radical Orthodoxy? A catholic inquiry (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000) 
‘Touching Upon the Soul: The interiority of transcendence after Luce Irigaray’ in Susan Frank Parsons (ed.) Challenging Women’s Orthodoxies (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000)
‘Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza: A Christian Feminist Responds to Betrayals of the Tradition’ in David Marshall (ed.) Tradition and Modernity: Christian and Muslim perspectives (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2013)
‘Learning to Pray with and in the Christian Tradition: Personal Reflections’ in David Marshall and Lucinder Mosher (eds) Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives  (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2013)
‘Unity and Disunity in the Life of the Community: perspectives on Christian desires for communion and experiences of division’ in Lucinder Mosher (ed.) The Community of Believers: Christian and Muslim Perspectives (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2015)
‘Anglicanism: Animal Questions for Doctrine’ in Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey (eds) 
The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics  (Abingdon; New York: Routledge, 2019)