» 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 formative bearing of religious concepts on moral life; the contribution of religion to the health of liberal societies; the development of a concept of 'public reason' that permits the engagement of metaphysically contradictory positions; theories of natural law; the theology and ethics of national identity and loyalty, of forgiveness, of killing (especially in relation to suicide, euthanasia, and war), of military intervention, and of burying the past after civil conflict; the vocation of universities.
“Melting the Icepacks of Enmity: Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland”, Studies in Christian Ethics, 24/2 (May 2011)
Reading history, playing cards, making pilgrimage to military cemeteries
Updated: Sunday 28th August 2011 18:10