Professor Joel Rasmussen


I earned my Ph.D. at Harvard University, and since 2007 have taught in Oxford where I am Professor of Historical and Philosophical Theology, and a Fellow of Mansfield College. In addition to publishing numerous articles and book chapters, I am the author of Between Irony and Witness: Kierkegaard’s Poetics of Faith, Hope, and Love (T&T Clark, 2005), co-editor of William James and the Transatlantic Conversation: Pragmatism, Pluralism, and Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press, 2014), co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought, and co-editor of Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks (Princeton University Press, 2007–2020). I am currently at work on a volume for Princeton University Press entitled Christianity and the Cultures of Modernity: From Westphalia to the Great War.

Research Area: 

Historical and Systematic Theology, History of Christianity, Philosophical Theology

Research Interests:

My research interests lie in the areas of theology, philosophy, and intellectual history, with a focus on the interconnections between Christianity, European and American philosophy, and literature in modern culture.

Research Centres & Projects: 

 Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

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