Graduate research students

First Name

Surname

College

DPhil Title

Mark 

Aloysius

Campion Hall

Desire and its transformations in Hannah Arendt and Augustine

Matthew 

Anderson

Oriel

In Defence of Children: Pro- and Anti-Natalist Arguments in Moral Philosophy and Karl Barth

Saquab 

Ashraf

St Cross

A critical survey of the Qur’ānic qul verses and their literary function in selected polemical exchanges

Sergei 

Baranov

St Stephen's House

Ante-Nicene Theology of Leadership: Contemporary Perspectives

Harmon

Barlow Iv

Christ Church

Christian Ethics
"Theological and Economic Goods: A Christian Ethical View of Money"

Hannah

Barr

Wycliffe Hall

‘Sex Is Risky and Grace Is Not Discovered By All’: A Moral Theological Construction of Sexual Consent

Maria 

Beer vuco

Harris Manchester

Philosophy-Theology: A New Perspective from Aquinas and Second-Person Relatedness.

Hadley Jane

Bennet

Regent's Park

"A Theology of Leadership" to address the significant persistent bias towards Christomonism in ecclesial leadership paradigms &underpin future reform

Christopher

Bennett

St Hilda's

Naturalism's defining triumph? Evaluating Evolutionary Debunking Arguments against Religion

David

Bennett

Wycliffe Hall

The Fall and Ascesis: The Relationship of Cruciform Discipleship and the Theological Anthropology of Same-Sex Desire

James

Bergida

Blackfriars

Towards Interfaith Finance? Islamic Banking and the Christian Prohibition of Usury

Itzhak 

Berkman

Wolfson

Phenomenology's Impact on Theology: The Case of Eliezer Berkovits

Simon

Berry

Wycliffe Hall

Responses to Lollardy and the shaping of English Religion, c. 1400-1450

Ingrid 

Betancourt

Harris Manchester

Hermeneutics and Method in Latin American Liberation Theology

Yashua 

Bhatti

Mansfield

The tentative title is F.W.J von Schelling's Paul: Pauline Thought in German Idealism

Sean

Biggins

Blackfriars

Transhumanist Aspirations for Accelerating Insight: A Philosophical and Theological Critique

Daniel 

Borvan

Keble

Fighting for the Faith: Pierre du Moulin's Polemical Quest for the Reunion of Christendom

Susan

Bridge

New

Field: Modern Theology (systematic theology)
Title: Glory, without the Kingdom and the Power: new theologies of glory

Edward

Brooks

Oriel

What May I Hope For? Modernity and the Augustinian Virtue of Hope

Robert

Brown

Blackfriars

A critical study of the main elements of Brevard Childs’ canonical approach and their reconstruction by his major followers.

Alexander

Bruce

St Stephen's House

Desert Fathers and Mountain Monks: Revisioning Buddhist-Christian Dual Belonging

Richard

Buck

Wolfson

Stories the Church Lives By: A Cognitive Approach to Ecclesial Theology and Praxis

Matthew

Carlos

Balliol

Sramana ascetic movements towards a theory of religions change.

Nicole 

Chen

Christ Church

Christian Doctrine: to what extent did Marcion influence the formation of the New Testament canon?

Mehmet 

Ciftci

Trinity

Title: 'Does the Catholic Church have a coherent teaching on church-state relations?' Subject area: Political theology and Catholic social teaching.

Judith

Clark

Oriel

Reach for the Sky. A Typology of Angelic Discourse and its Liturgical Impact Within the Community at Qumran

John

Comstock

Lady Margaret Hall

The Historical Context and Authorial Intention(s) of Augustine's Confessions

Rachel

Cresswell

Blackfriars

The use of Scripture in the writings of Anselm of Canterbury

Emerson

Csorba

Brasenose

Moral theology, vocation and the long-term: overcoming ontological uncertainty in modern work

Michael 

D'Angeli

Brasenose

Philosophy and Religion: The Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur

Edward

David

Blackfriars

Corporate Religious Liberty & Christian Ethics

Victoria

Davies

St John's

Thinking beyond metaphysics: redressing the question of Kierkegaard's influence on Heidegger

Rebecca

Dean

Pembroke

"What if a Spirit or an Angel has Spoken?" Narrative Modelling of the Treatment of Religious Experience in the Acts of the Apostles

Hans

Decker

Oriel

Making Books Without End: Anthology and Generative Rereading in the Wisdom Tradition

Nikolaas

Deketelaere

Balliol

'The Hermeuticity of Truth: A Theological Appropriation and Contextualisation of the Thought of Jean-Luc Nancy' (theology and modern European thought)

Dritero 

Demjaha

St John's

Historical and Systematic Theology:
'On the thinkability of paradox and the paradoxicality of thought'

Lyndon

Drake

Worcester

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible: a biblical theology of capital from the Hebrew Bible, and its versions and ancient interpreters

Matthew

Dunch

Campion Hall

Field: Philosophical Theology. Proposed Title: The Mystical Pedagogy of Riddles

Jane

Eisenach

Pembroke

Field:  Modern Theology
Title:   The God of All Creation:  Christian Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Tristan

Elby

St Cross

The Cult and Theology of the Vratyas Related to the 'Proto-Tantric' Ascetic Groups of India

Justine

Ellis

Oriel

Sacred Texts, Secular Space: Towards Religious Literacy for a Secular Age

Timothy

Farrant

Pembroke

The Mental and Material Laboratory of 13th C. Science

Salim

Farrar

Wolfson

Practical Sufism and Living Shari’ah in Contemporary Societies: Works and Missions of Kazim Al-Saqqaf, 'Abdullah bin Bayyah and 'Abdullah al-Harari

Steven

Firmin

Pembroke

Christian Ethics: Can common civic virtues be derived from common objects of love in Islam and Christianity?

Jennifer

Flowers

Kellogg

The Life Journey of the Soul in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Jamie

Franklin

Ripon Cuddesdon

A New Aesthetic Moment - Theological Aesthetics and the Contemporary World and Church

Peter

Gent

Oriel

Texts That Do Things: Biblical Texts in Religious Communities

Martin 

Gliniecki

St Stephen's House

Discrimination in Modern Asymmetric Conflict: a Christian Moral Analysis

Jonathan

Griffiths

Corpus Christi

Defending Royal Ecclesiastical Supremacy in England and Ireland: the 1520s to 1553

Emily

Gum

Oriel

Christian Ethics: What are the goals of education? A Dialogue between Philosophical Theologian Nicholas Wolterstorff and Poli

John

Haglund

St John's

Kierkegaard's Conception of the Comic: A Hermeneutic for the Life of Christian Faith

Richard

Hain

Wycliffe Hall

Children: an inheritance from the Lord. Infanticide and the value of life

Claire

Hall

All Souls

Origen and Prophecy

Joseph

Hamilton

Christ Church

A study of pre-Nicene patristic pneumatology

Chase

Hasenoehrl

Campion Hall

Historical and Systematic Theology with a concentration in Postmodern Theology. Necessary Fantasy: Hyperreality in Sacramental Ontology

David

Hazell

Wycliffe Hall

The Future of Emerging Church? An Eschatologically Orientated Ecclesiology of Fresh Expressions'

Alan 

Herbert

Wolfson

The Imaginal and Shared Religious Experience in Jiva Goswami's Sri Bhakti Sandarbha

Eric

Hoff

Wolfson

Augustinian Studies.  "From Confession to the Controversy: The Development of Augustine's Understanding of the Law".

James

Hooks

Lincoln

Proposed Field: Political Theology and Early Modern Religion. Title: The Divine Light of Conscience: Theology in Bayle’s Theory of Toleration.

Timothy

Howles

Keble

The Political Theology of Bruno Latour

Brian

Hutchinson

Oriel

The Marriage of Heaven and Earth: C.S. Lewis and the Eschatological Imagination

Nabeelah

Jaffer

Pembroke

Blessed are the strangers: 'hijra and guraba' in jihadist thought

Syeda

Jaffri

Wolfson

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Owain

James

Trinity

Death, Demons and the Medium of the Message: Exploring the Exegesis of 1 Samuel 28:3-25 in the Early Church.

Katie 

Javanaud

Keble

Buddhist Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations & Practical Applications.

Anniken

Johansen

St Cross

Body, Self, and Cosmic Transformation - an Anthropological Insight into the Corpus Areopagiticum

Tatiana

Kalveks

Worcester

'A constructive Schleiermacharian analysis of the use of pop music in ministry.' Modern theology (19th century thought framing contemporary culture).

Oliver

Keenan

Blackfriars

Semantic Dogmatics in Outline: Cornelius Ernst's 'Meaning of meaning' as Michael Polanyi's Absent Doctrine of God

Muhammad

Khalil

St Antony's

Field: Intellectual History of Islam
Title: The Political as Ordinary: Foundational Discourses from South Asia on Spirituality and Politics in Islam

Hak

Kim

Christ Church

(Old Testament) Hostage Education as International Policy in Neo-Assyrian Period and its Impact on the Kingdom of Judah in the 7th century BCE

George

Klaeren

Pembroke

Field: DPhil Theology, Science and Religion
Natural Theology in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire: From Ratiocination to Physico-Theology

Simon

Kopf

Blackfriars

Divine Providence and Natural Contingency: New Perspectives from Aquinas on the Divine Action Debate

Evangeline

Kozitza

Keble

Field: New Testament
Title: Receiving the Little Child: Devotion to the Infant Christ from the New Testament to Origen

Kvetoslav

Krejci

Keble

Harry Williams beyond Surroundings: finding God through self-awareness and doubt

Marten 

Krijgsman

St Cross

Old Testament (theory of myth and the formation of national identity)

Adrian

Kumarasingham

Wolfson

D.Phil. in Theology (Science and Religion)
Title: A theology within a critical realist framework for Christians in Buddhist cultural contexts

Jaroslaw

Kurek

St Benet's Hall

Synergy as a Model for the relationship between God and humanity: the patristic approach in Ephrem the Syrian, Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine of Hippo

Mateusz

Kusio

Wolfson

The Antichrist Tradition in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity

Un Sung 

Kwak

St John's

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

Travis

La Couter

Campion Hall

Doing Theology at a Distance: The Metaphysics of Prayer in Hans Urs von Balthasar

Sean

Lau

Trinity

Project title: "Doctrine, Ethics and Discernment"
Proposed field: Seeking joint supervision in Modern Doctrine and Christian Ethics

Amy

Lee

Oriel

Science and Religion as Languages: A Metaphor for Understanding Science, Religion, and their Relationships

Elizabeth

Li

Mansfield

Kierkegaard, Martensen, and the Problem of Theology and Philosophy

Pengxiang 

Li

Regent's Park

Proposed Field: Modern Theology

Harry

Lines

Kellogg

Wisdom of Solomon: The Use and Exegesis of the Solomonic Corpus in Origen

James

Lorenz

Worcester

From Trauma to Communion: Film and the Theology of Memory

Victoria

Lorrimar

Oriel

Enhancing Humanity: Co-creation and the Moral Imagination

Megan

Loumagne

Christ Church

Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve: Original Sin and the Evolution of Sexual Difference

Mark

Macaulay

Regent's Park

Abrahamic Faiths and the Challenge of Otherness: Exploring the Mandate for Peace Prior to Encounter

Frazer

MacDiarmid

Christ Church

The Collective Memory of Ignatius of Antioch: The Martyr as a Locus of Christian Identity, Remembering and Remembered

Kirsten

MacKerras

St Cross

Eschatology and Political Theology in Lactantius and Eusebius

Nandhan 

Maniratnam

Christ Church

Modern Theology - "Is a secular account of human dignity viable?: A critical exploration of the Kantian tradition"

Matthew

Martin

Pembroke

'Dancing Deities in Durkheimian Space: Divine Embodiment in Kerala Teyyam and Nepali Navadurga Ritualism'

Neil

Martin

Keble

1. Galatians 4:9 `How is it that You are Turning Back??  2. Acts 1:3/28:31 'Kingdom as Story'

Roy

McCoy III

Wolfson

Scriptura Scripturam Interpretaur [Scripture Interprets Scripture]: An Analysis Of The Bible as Used In The Tafsirs Of Ibn Barrajan (D.536/1141) and Al-Biqa I (D.885/1480)

Margarita

Montgomery

Lincoln

Recalibrating brand as belief: a study of the commercial branding projects of the Arab Gulf's new cultural institutions

Gregory

Morgan

Mansfield

In Search of a Renewed Theo-Cultural Metaphysic for Postmodern Jurisprudence via the Historical Reclamation of Natural Law as a Theory of Divine Govt.

Daniel

Mullaney

Wycliffe Hall

Alexander Men and Hermeneutics: Integrating the Methods of Biblical Criticism in Russian Orthodoxy

Michael

Murray

Lady Margaret Hall

The Onus of Divine Simplicity in the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Framing of Trinitarian Orthodoxy

John

Olson

Lady Margaret Hall

Field: Systematic Theology
Title: The Christological Implications of Martin Heidegger

Mari 

Ovsepyan

Pembroke

The Anatomy of Unbelief: A Postsecular Approach to the Scientific Study of Nonreligion

Dimitrios 

Pallis

St Cross

The Energetism and Trinitarianism of Philo of Alexandria

Shannon

Parrott

Wycliffe Hall

Old Testament
Dressed to the Nines, Stripped to the Bone: An Examination of the ‘Acts of Clothing/Unclothing’ by Yahweh in Prophetic Literature

Steven

Paulikas

Regent's Park

Paul Ricoeur's Biblical Hermeneutics of Evil

Jahdiel

Perez

St Stephen's House

Joy and Jest: Towards a Constructive Theology of Laughter
Modern Theology and Literature

Katharine

Perry

Pembroke

"The Devil?s in the Details: the Development of Hellenistic-Jewish Demonology in Light of the Septuagint"

Arthur

Petersen

Harris Manchester

Uncertainty and God: A Study of the Role of Uncertainty and Ignorance in Scientific and Religious Practices

David

Pickering

Worcester

"Christian Theology, within that, Apologetics.  The proposed title is ""Chesterton and Apologetics beyond Apologia: a study in method and imagination."""

Francesca

Po

St Stephen's House

Exploring the Emerging Church: Christianity, the New Age, and Self-Religion in the Sacralisation of Inclusivity

Matthew

Pritchard

Harris Manchester

Field: Science and Religion.
Title: "Deeply Religious Nonbelief: The Cognitive and Affective Tapestry of Religious Naturalism"

Olga 

Puzanova

Wolfson

Russo-Japanese Religious Encounters in the Meiji Era. The Emergence of Japanese Orthodoxy

Emily

Qureshi-Hurst

Pembroke

Science and Religion
Understanding Salvation as an Ontological Transformation in the Light of Special Relativity and B-theories of Time.

Jenny

Rallens

Oriel

St. Augustine's Theology of Memory

Naomi

Richman

St Antony's

Sex and the Spirit: Configurations of the Body and Sexual Difference in Deliverance Pentacostalism

James

Roberts

Harris Manchester

Theological anthropology.
'Promoting the loss of the self and the mysticism of human communion: Uncovering the work of Mother Maria Skobtsova.'

Jacob

Rodriguez

Wycliffe Hall

Project Title (in NT): "Anomalous Biography? The Function and Reception of Matthew's Gospel in Comparison with Contemporary Graeco-Roman Biographies."

Paul

Rowse

Blackfriars

Pauline Letters. Paul's Understanding of Moral Co-Responsibility in the Body

Andris

Rudzitis

St Cross

Political theology: Radicalisation. The Role of Martyrdom in the Radicalisation of 20th century Latin American Christian Revolutionaries

Stefani

Ruper

Linacre

Pastor Tillich and the Justification of the Doubter

Gerard

Ryan

Campion Hall

Modern Theology: Theological Dimensions Toward a Theology of Love and Mutual

Stefano

Salemi

Trinity

Historical-systematic theology
ἐν μορφῇ θεοῦ (Phil. 2:6)– A Katapétasma-Model of Incarnation in the Biblical-Systematic Christology of Adventism

Prabhsharandeep

Sandhu

Wolfson

Metaphysics and Romanticism:A Study of Theoretical Movements in Contemporary Sikh Thought

Andrew

Shamel

Linacre

Literature and Theology - Secular Literature, Religious Belief, and Mediation of the Divine

Henry

Shea Iv

Campion Hall

Proposed field: Historical and Systematic Theology.
Project title: The Historical Mediation of Grace: Analogous Participations of Reality in Symbol.

Samuel

Shearn

Worcester

Paul Tillich's Early Sermons (1909-1918).  An analysis against the background of his biography, intellectual development and

David

Sheen

Ripon Cuddesdon

An ecclesiastical and intellectual history of the nature of religious identity within the writings of the Reverend Dr William Augustus Muhlenberg.

Joseph

Simmons

Campion Hall

Theology and Literature - Proposed Title: "The Vulnerable Imagination: Embodiment, Empathy, and Ecclesial Discourse for the 21st Century"

Martin

Smith

Lady Margaret Hall

Assessing arguments from moral objectivity for God's existence

Pavlo 

Smytsnyuk

Campion Hall

Religion and Nation. An exercise in comparative political theology with special reference to Aurobindo and Yannaras

Derek

Spears

Blackfriars

What has Athens do with Jerusalem; a study of the relationship between classical literature and the church in the Greek East from New Testament times till Origen

Gregory

Stacey

Trinity

Towards a Catholic Epistemology

Elizabeth

Stair

Wolfson

Study of Religions: Judaism. "Paula Winkler and Martin Buber on the gendered and institutional engagement of Jewish history for national renewal"

Elizabeth

Stell

Oriel

Old Testament
Efficacy and the Intermediary: Prophetic Behaviour in the Biblical and Extra-biblical Literature

Marek

Sullivan

Balliol

Secular assemblages: affect, Orientalism, and power in the French enlightenment

Priya

Sury

Balliol

THE HUNGRY SELF: BIOMEDICINE, BUDDHISM, AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CRAVING

Szilvia 

Szanyi

St John's

Study of religions, Buddhist studies
Perception and Perceptual Illusion in Early Yogācāra Buddhism

Aaron

Taylor

Blackfriars

Common Moral Grammar? Knowledge of the Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin

Holly 

Thompson

Worcester

Subversion of the Female Gender in the Old Testament: A Study of Esther, Deborah, Judith and Susanna'

Julian

Thompson

Worcester

Old Testament: 'Orality, Meaning, and the Rhetorical Persistence of Traditional Forms in Ancient Hebrew Poetry'

Stephen

Thompson

Blackfriars

The Significance of the concept Om in the Vedaanta literature with particular reference to Anubhuutisvaruupaacaarya's Ttippan-am, (c. 1300 CE) on the Maanduukya-Gaudapadiiya with Sankarabhaasya

Blake

Trimble

Mansfield

Belief, Cultural Epistemology, and Salvation: The Soteriological Implications of the Cultural Theory, Historiography, and Psychoanalysis in Michel de Certeau's Understanding of Belief

Tyler

Tully

Exeter

'The Lamb that was Slain': Towards a Post-humanist Study of Deep Incarceration and 'The Other'

Andrew

Turnbull

Wycliffe Hall

Field: Theological Epistemology Title: Lesslie Newbigin and the Renewal of Evangelical Theological Epistemology

Stacey

Van Dyk

Keble

Field: New Testament.
Title: King and Temple in the Fourth Gospel.

James

Van Dyke

Christ Church

Christian Personalism and Aquinas' Natural Law: Can Their integration illumine the Mystery of Human Identity and Difference for Christian Ethics?

Rebekah

Van sant-clark

Oriel

My proposed title is, "Reframing Exile in the Diaspora: The Joseph Narrative" and the field would be Old Testament Studies.

Gleb

Vasilyev

Wolfson

Christian Angelology in Pseudo-Dionysius and Sergius Bulgakov

Stevan 

Veljkovic

St Cross

Secular Order and the Sources of Consensus on Climate Change

Arabella 

Volkers

St Benet's Hall

A re-consideration of Apollinarius and his place in the development of doctrine

Yi-Jye 

Wang

Regent's Park

Sanctifying England: Puritan Preaching on Conformity in Early Stuart London

Daniel 

Warnke

Wolfson

Shaped for the city: How does worship in the Vineyard shape a vision of human and divine agency that motivates urban church planting?

John 

Whitty

Pembroke

Intellectual Light - Tradition and Illumination in the Though of Basil of Caesarea

Cheuk 

Wong

St Stephen's House

Field: Patristics
Title: The Beauty of the Affect: Toward a Theological Aesthetics of the Affections in Saint Augustine

Guzin 

Yener

Lady Margaret Hall

Tibetan Buddhist texts on the practices of Kurukulle, a critical study

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