New Directions in Philosophical Theology is a project led by Prof. Judith Wolfe and generously supported by the Templeton Religion Trust. It is based at the School of Divinity of the University of St Andrews, and runs from September 2019 to August 2021.
The project is administered by a Research Fellow in Philosophical Theology, Dr King-Ho Leung.
The aim of this project is to lay the groundwork for a field-shaping programme of research in philosophical theology, defined as a theology resourced by methods and insights from within systematic theology and continental philosophy.
It does so
- by building relationships with theological centres and outstanding individual researchers that already engage continental philosophy constructively for theological advancement, and
- by formulating a shared understanding of the tasks and questions that should be prioritized over the subsequent c. five years in the field of philosophical theology.
In practical terms, the project involves
- individual conversations and exchanges with theologians and philosophers
- a formal consultation in August 2020 with colleagues from Cambridge, Duke, KCL, Nottingham, Notre Dame, and Bonn
- a year-long research seminar series in Metaphysics and Poetics, led jointly with Catherine Pickstock, taking place monthly at St Andrews and Cambridge in 2020/21
If you are working in the area outlined above, and would like to be involved or updated, please contact Professor Wolfe or Dr Leung.