Professor of Philosophical Theology
Deputy Head of the School of Divinity
Director of the Graduate Programme in Theology and the Arts
On research leave 2021/22
Born in Vienna, Judith Wolfe studied in Jerusalem and Oxford and taught in Berlin and Oxford before joining the University of St Andrews in 2014 (see CV).
She researches and teaches in systematic and philosophical theology, as well as in theology & the arts (see Teaching). Her central research interest is in eschatology, i.e. the study of the ‘last things’, and its significance within theology, as well as within epistemology, anthropology and ontology more generally.
She is currently working on a monograph on eschatology and modern Europe (Oxford University Press, 2022), the Hulsean Lectures 2022 (entitled The Theological Imagination), and is leading two research projects: a five-year project entitled Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology (2019-2024) and a two-year project entitled Mapping the Imagination (2020-2022). She is also editing the Cambridge Companion to Eschatology, and co-editing the online St Andrews Encycopaedia of Theology as well as the three-volume Oxford History of Modern German Theology (with D. Lincicum and J. Zachhuber, Oxford University Press, 2022). More details can be found in Research.
Professor Wolfe’s previous books include the Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought (ed. with J. Rasmussen and J. Zachhuber, Oxford University Press 2017), C.S. Lewis and His Circle (ed. with R. White and B. Wolfe, Oxford University Press 2015), Heidegger and Theology (T&T Clark 2014), and Heidegger’s Eschatology (Oxford University Press 2013). Her articles have appeared in Modern Theology, New Blackfriars, the Heythrop Journal, Theology and Literature, Philosophy and Literature, in Companions and Handbooks, and in numerous other collections. She is also founding General Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies. More details can be found in Publications.
She speaks regularly at conferences, seminars, as well as on radio and TV, and writes for the TLS and other magazines. See her speaking schedule for details.
Professor Wolfe welcomes applications from graduates wishing to work
(a) on systematic and philosophical theology, particularly eschatology and theological anthropology (incl. hamartiology),
(b) on the critical-constructive exchange between theology and philosophy in and after thinkers incl. the late Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Edith Stein, and Stanley Cavell,
(c) on subjects in 20th-century philosophical theology that stand in dialogue with Thomas Aquinas,
(d) on theology and the arts, especially the conceptual study of image & imagination and of theatre & theatricality in their theological and philosophical dimensions,
(e) on C.S. Lewis and his intellectual circle, and
(f) on (modern) Jewish Christianity.