Judith Wolfe

Judith Wolfe

Austrian by birth, Israeli by descent, and American by adoption, Judith Wolfe studied and taught in Jerusalem, Oxford and Berlin before joining the University of St Andrews in 2014.

She holds a BA in Literature and Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MPhil in early modern literature from Oxford, and an MA and DPhil in Philosophical Theology, also from Oxford.

Her main research interest is an ongoing enquiry into the ontological, epistemological and anthropological implications of Christian eschatology. This has yielded two strands of published research. The first are theological interactions with the philosophical traditions of Heidegger and the late Wittgenstein (including particularly Stanley Cavell); the second are engagements with ‘eschatological’ literature, particularly the late plays of Shakespeare and the novels of C.S. Lewis.

Her books include Heidegger’s Eschatology (OUP 2013), Heidegger and Theology (T&T Clark 2014), and (as co-editor) The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought (OUP 2016), C. S. Lewis and the Church (T&T Clark 2011), C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos (Kent State 2013), and C. S. Lewis and His Circle (OUP 2015). She is also founding General Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies. Dr Wolfe is currently working on a book on the eschatological imagination.

Dr Wolfe welcomes applications from graduates wishing to work

(a) on modern doctrine, particularly eschatology and hamartiology,
(b) on 19th- and early 20th-century European philosophy (esp. Kierkegaard, the late Wittgenstein, and Heidegger) and its heirs (esp. Stanley Cavell) in their relation to theology,
(c) on theology and the arts, especially the conceptual study of image & imagination and of theatre & theatricality in their theological and philosophical dimensions,
(d) on C.S. Lewis and his intellectual circle, or
(e) on (modern) Jewish Christianity.

From 2016 Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Theology & the Arts at the University of St Andrews
2014 – 2016 Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Theology & the Arts at the University of St Andrews
2011 – 2014 Early Career Fellow / Director of Studies in Theology at St John’s College, University of Oxford
2009 – 2011 Post-doctoral Fellow at the European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin (now Bard College Berlin)

D.Phil. in Philosophical Theology, University of Oxford
M.A. in Theology, University of Oxford
M.Phil. in English Literature (1500-1660), University of Oxford
B.A. in Literature and Philosophy (‘Amirim’), Hebrew University in Jerusalem

See also Dr Wolfe’s staff page at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts.