MA, PhD (Cambridge)
Educated at Fitzwilliam and Selwyn College, Cambridge. Tutor for English, Fitzwilliam and Girton College (1979-81); Ordained (1990); Chaplain, Fellow and Tutor at Exeter College (1992-5); Oxford; Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge (1995-2000); Samuel Fergusson Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Manchester (2000-12); Director of the Centre for Religion and Political Culture (2003 –11); Head of the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, the University of Manchester (2006-2012).
God, Christ and Salvation; The Study of Religion.
Theology, Philosophy and Cultural Studies. Wider interests in the nature of religion and its relationship to anthropology, sociology, politics, gender theory and contemporary science. Current projects: a three volume work developing a culturally engaged systematic theology.
Karl Barth, Jacques Derrida and the Language of Theology (CUP, 1995). Translated into Chinese. Balthasar at the End of Modernity (T & T Clark, 1999); Theology and Contemporary Critical Theory (Macmillan, 1996) Extended paperback version (2000). Translated into Greek in 2001. Cities of God (Routledge, 2000); True Religion (Blackwell, 2002). Translated into German. God and Beauty (Trinity Press International, 2003); Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice (CUP, 2004); Christ and Culture (Blackwell, 2005). Translation and Critical Edition of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology II with Michael Hoelzl (Polity Press, 2008); The Politics of Discipleship (Baker Academic, 2009; SCM, 2010). Translated into Chinese. Translation and Critical Edition of Carl Schmitt’s Dictatorship with Michael Hoelzl (Polity Press, 2013); Unbelievable (I.B.Taurus, 2013)
Film, long walks and cooking.