Research

From September 2019, Prof. Wolfe is leading a two-year research project entitled New Directions in Philosophical Theology. More information will be available on this site soon.


Prof. Wolfe is also working on two long-term research projects:

  • Eschatology and Modern European Thought, continuing her work on the impact of eschatological thought on nineteenth- and twentieth-century European philosophy (under contract with Oxford University Press), and
  • The Theological Imagination, expanding her work on literary engagements with eschatology.

In addition to work on two monographs, these projects overlap with participation in several research networks:

Reading R.M. Rilke and T.S. Eliot Theologically and Philosophically (2019)

This network centres on a philosophically and theologically informed reading of Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Eliot’s Four Quartets. The network is led by Prof. Judith Wolfe (St Andrews) and Prof. Thomas Pfau (Duke), and includes Dr Malcolm Guite (Cambridge), Prof. Kevin Hart (Virginia), Prof. Cyril O’Regan (Notre Dame), Prof. Christoph Schwöbel (St Andrews), Prof. David Wellbery (Chicago), and Lord Rowan Williams (Cambridge). A three-day reading colloquium was held in St Andrews in March 2019.

The Oxford History of Modern German Theology (2018-2022)

This network, co-led by Prof. Johannes Zachhuber (Oxford), Prof. Judith Wolfe (St Andrews), and Dr David Lincicum (Notre Dame), focuses on the development of a three-volume critical history of German theology from Kant’s First Critique to the present. The network convenes at AAR and as required.
The primary output will be the Oxford History of Modern German Theology (Oxford University Press 2022).

Philosophy and Theology in Germany, 1918-1933 (2017-2019)

This network facilitates a focused, cross-disciplinary conversation about the struggles of German philosophy and theology to regain their bearings during the decade and a half following the end of WWI. The network is led by Prof. Thomas Pfau (Duke) and Dr Judith Wolfe (St Andrews), and includes John Betz (Notre Dame), Peter Gordon (Harvard), Paul Mendes-Flohr (Chicago), Cyril O’Regan (Notre Dame), Thomas Sheehan (Stanford), and Holger Zaborowski (Vallendar).
The primary output is a special issue of Modern Theology, vol. 35, no. 1 (January 2019).

Image as Theology (2016-2019)

This interdisciplinary network explores how images have guided the development of theological formulations in the past and, more generally, how images can facilitate theological expression in a way words cannot. It is led by Dr Casey Strine (Sheffield), Dr Mark McInroy (University of St Thomas), and Dr Alexis Torrance (Notre Dame), and includes researchers from the US and Europe. It is funded by the Manfred Lautenschläger Stiftung and the University of Notre Dame.
The primary output is a volume entitled Image as Theology, to be published in 2020 as Arts and the Sacred 5.

For Prof. Wolfe’s published research, go to Publications.