Senior Lecturer in Theology & the Arts
School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
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 research focus 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.
She is currently working on two projects: one on eschatology & European philosophy (1798-1954), and one on the eschatological imagination. (See Research for more details.)
She is the author of Heidegger and Theology (T&T Clark 2014) and Heidegger’s Eschatology (OUP 2013), and of articles and chapters on eschatology, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, Edith Stein, William Shakespeare, and C.S. Lewis. (See Publications for more details.)
Dr Wolfe is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought (OUP 2017), C. S. Lewis and His Circle (OUP 2015), C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos (Kent State 2013), and C. S. Lewis and the Church (T&T Clark 2011). She is also founding General Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies.
Dr Wolfe welcomes applications from graduates wishing to work
(a) on modern doctrine, particularly eschatology and theological anthropology (incl. hamartiology),
(b) on the critical-constructive exchange between theology and philosophy in and after thinkers incl. Kierkegaard, the late Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Edith Stein, and Stanley Cavell,
(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, and
(e) on (modern) Jewish Christianity.