» Professor Nigel Biggar
Professor Nigel Biggar
BA (Oxford); Master of Christian Studies (Regent College, Vancouver); MA, PhD
Role or Position
Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology
After reading Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford, Nigel Biggar proceeded to study religion, theology, and ethics in Canada and the USA. On his return to Oxford in 1985 he became Librarian and Research Fellow at Latimer House, and then for most of the 1990s he was Chaplain and Fellow of Oriel College. In 1999 he took the Chair of Theology at the University of Leeds; and in 2004 he moved to the Chair of Theology and Ethics at Trinity College Dublin. He arrived in Christ Church in the autumn of 2007.
The Architecture of a Christian Ethic; Topics in Medical, Sexual, and Political Ethics
The ethics of nationalism and empire; the ethics of individual rights and of jurisprudence about them; ‘just war’ reasoning; the principle of double effect and the ethics of killing; the concept of proportionality; the moral vocation of universities; and the relationship between (Christian) religious concepts and moral life.
Between Kin and Cosmopolis: An Ethic of the Nation (James Clarke, 2014)
“Christian ‘Just War’ Reasoning and Two Cases of Rebellion: Ireland, 1916-21, and Syria, 2011-present”, Ethics and International Affairs, 27/4 (Winter 2013)
Reading history, playing cards, making pilgrimage to military cemeteries
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