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UOA 61 - Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies
RA5a: Research environment and esteem
RA5a 2008: Theology and Religious Studies
1. Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) at Cambridge
The Faculty of Divinity has a vital and well-sustained research culture. Both its formal structures and its animating ethos place a strong expectation on members of staff to contribute to research in TRS at the highest level, and at the same time to support and where appropriate collaborate with the research of others in Cambridge and beyond. Academic staff devote much time and energy to the maintenance and development of the Faculty’s research base, to the conduct and publication of research, to teaching and supervision of postgraduate students and to the recruitment and mentoring of future scholars at all levels. The Faculty is also committed to promoting the research environment of TRS nationally and internationally. Combining the study of theology with religious studies enables us to fulfil responsibilities both towards a range of academic disciplines and towards faith communities and society as a whole.
The research of Faculty staff and affiliates is supported by Cambridge’s extensive resources as an international centre of scholarship: libraries and collections; a full programme of research seminars; established policies for leave and research support; a substantial postgraduate community; college provision of research fellowships and facilities; and many distinguished visiting academics. The mechanisms and strategies for promoting excellence in research that are specific to the Faculty (see below) are underpinned by this favourable larger environment.
The Faculty currently has 22 established academic staff: four lecturers, four senior lecturers, four readers and ten professors. In addition, the research infrastructure includes two assistant directors of research and 18 researchers, two full-time and three part-time library staff, college research fellows (averaging two p.a. during the review period) and affiliated research scholars, visiting scholars (at least six p.a.), and research students studying in PhD, MPhil and Diploma programs. Research is supported by a unified administrative base.
Research in TRS embraces, both as specialist fields and in their interrelation, Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Theology, Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Church History, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Indian Religions and the Study of Religion in relation to the natural and human sciences. These are not divided into formal research groupings, and there is significant joint activity in a number of areas (see below). In addition, the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies (CARTS), founded in 1995, provides resources and raises external funding for fixed-term interdisciplinary and ‘applied’ research projects.
2. Research facilitation and promotion
2.1 As part of the Staff Review and Development Scheme, staff produce a biennial portfolio of activity for review by two senior colleagues. The appraisal enables the Chair of the Faculty Board to target support appropriately, and advise on research/teaching balance. Individual staff also discuss research plans with Subject Committees. Research achievement is the central criterion for promotion to Reader and Professor, involving rigorous external (including international) assessment. During the review period, Pickstock, Rex, Soskice, Thompson and Watts have been promoted to Reader, and Davies, de Lange, Duffy, Lipner and Thompson to Professor.
Research productivity is underpinned by generous sabbatical arrangements – one term of leave for every six terms of teaching accrued. Staff are encouraged to apply for external funding for research leave and for research projects (see below).
2.2 Planning of collective research projects in CARTS is the responsibility the CARTS Management Committee and its Director. Projects are supervised by Principal Investigators who meet regularly with the Director of CARTS to review progress. Research planning is incorporated in the Faculty’s cycle of strategic planning.
For both individual and collective research projects, the University Research Services Division provides training, information, advice and guidance on all aspects of research funding, and advises on questions of intellectual property and consultancy.
3.1 Cambridge’s tradition of research has produced a resource base almost without parallel. The University Library (UL), a legal deposit library, has over 9,000,000 holdings. It also has numerous online archival resources (e.g. Newton papers, Darwin collections) and special collections of manuscripts and incunabula (e.g. Ely Diocesan Archive, SPCK Archive, Acton Library, Bible Society’s collection of books and archives). The Faculty Librarian acts as the Subject librarian for the UL, ensuring co-ordination of acquisitions.
The Faculty Library has around 55,000 volumes and an average annual acquisitions budget of around £17,000. There are terminals for access to online catalogues, electronic journals, databases and reference works networked within the University (such as ATLA and ZETOC) and other ethernet resources, and there is also wireless internet provision.
Researchers in Cambridge can also access Faculty and Departmental libraries, specialised research holdings in colleges (including Puritan and Cambridge Platonist holdings, John Fox’s manuscripts, Perne’s papers, Sir Thomas Smith’s Library, the Parker Library and the Wren Library), and Fitzwilliam Museum art, artefact and manuscript collections. Other specialist libraries include: Tyndale House, a Biblical reference library; Westminster College and its Cheshunt Institute for Reformed Studies; Henry Martyn Trust – missions archives; Elias Library of Hymnology; Ridley Hall – Charles Simeon papers and John Newton letters; and Wesley House – Methodist collections.
3.2 The Faculty building (opened 2000) accommodates individual staff and administrative offices, lecture and seminar rooms with superb audio-visual facilities, a spacious library, and computer and printing facilities for use by scholars. There are staff and student common rooms, conference facilities and congenial meeting spaces.
3.3 Staff are provided with computer and printing facilities, general and specialist software, and access to photocopiers, fax machines and secretarial assistance. The Faculty website is a gateway to its activities.
3.4 The Faculty additionally supports research through trust fund income and external project funding. Generous travel funds exist for both staff and research students (£21,750 in 2005-2006). Senior seminars have an annual budget for speakers. Additional research, travel and library funds are available to staff with college affiliations, while the University provides further research support through discretionary and competitive awards.
4. Faculty Collegiality in Research
4.1 An active research culture is sustained by: seminars, reading groups, study days, conferences and workshops; and by a range of collaborative relationships with other disciplines not only locally and nationally, but with other universities world-wide. Further opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation are provided by the University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), established in 2001. CRASSH sponsors over 30 events a year (including conferences, colloquia, workshops and reading groups) for a range of organisations and disciplines, to which members of the Faculty have contributed. It hosts visiting fellows, guides applications for major research funding, focuses research around wide-ranging themes and actively supports graduate students. It recently launched an early career fellowship scheme, and has been the base for: Street’s project on Aristotelian logic (with conferences on Peri Hermeneias (2005) and Topics (2006)); an enquiry into fundamentalism and secularism (2002); and Jenkins’ study day on Mauss’s essay on prayer. It also hosted de Lange’s conference ‘The Greek Bible in Byzantine and Ottoman Judaism’ (2007) and supported Hedley’s conferences both of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (2002) and on ‘Platonism at the Origins of Modernity’ (2003).
4.2 The Faculty is divided into six subject groups (subject committees), with overlapping membership: Old Testament, New Testament, Doctrine (Christian Theology), Philosophy of Religion/Philosophical Theology, Church History and Religious Studies; these provide an environment for collaboration and play an increasing role in fostering research.
4.3 A major focus of research interaction, engagement with new developments, nurturing of collaborations and hospitality for visiting academics is the range of Faculty seminars and reading groups. There are six main research seminars, one for each subject group, as well as the postgraduate Interdisciplinary Seminar. Seminars meet up to 12 times annually and focus on specific themes, encouraging interdisciplinary engagement and publishing collaboration. The Faculty sponsors two named lecture series (Stanton, Hulsean) which attract eminent scholars (e.g. E. Davis, N T Wright, J de Gruchy) and large audiences. Other research seminars include: interdisciplinary Theological Society; Henry Martyn Seminar in Mission and World Christianity; and Hebrew, Jewish and Early Christian Studies seminar.
4.4 Academic staff also host weekly and fortnightly reading groups for research scholars. In the review period, these have included reading groups on: interdisciplinary MPhil topics, Plato, Abrahamic Faiths, Sociology of Religion, creatio ex nihilo, methodology of relating psychology and theology, training day in theology and literature, Jewish texts; Dead Sea Scrolls, Coptic – Nag Hammadi Codices, Greek texts – Church Fathers; and study/discussion groups on New Testament, Scriptural Reasoning, Eros in Plato, the Fathers and Freud, the ‘Spiritual Senses’ Tradition and Contemporary Epistemology, Hebrew Inscriptions, Ugaritic – Baal Myth, Reworked Pentateuch. An interdisciplinary seminar, Religions of Rome, brings together the Faculties of Classics and Divinity.
4.5 Conference participation is too extensive to be itemised. Academic staff have taken principal or major organisational responsibility for 35 conferences and 14 colloquia, including: Brent (Constantine); Carleton Paget (Messianism); Chester and Stanton (Martin Hengel and British New Testament Scholarship); Coakley (Gift; Secularism and the Christian Gospel; Disputed Questions in Patristic Trinitarianism; Justice and Mercy in American Criminal Law and Religious Tradition; Evolution and the Theology of Cooperation); Davies (British Academy International Colloquium on the History of Israel in the Ninth Century BCE); de Lange (Teaching of Hebrew in European Universities; Judaeo-Greek Studies, VIIIth Congress of the European Association of Jewish Studies; The Greek Bible in Byzantine and Ottoman Judaism); Dell (joint chair, Wisdom Texts, SBL, 2003-2007); Duffy (Harlaxton Symposium on late medieval parish) Ford (Scriptural Reasoning Theory, 2003-2007); Gathercole (two New Testament colloquia); Head (British New Testament Conference); Hedley (Coleridge’s Opus Maximum); Hedley and Re Manning (Religion, Aesthetics and the Concept of Imagination); Hedley (Platonism at the Origins of Modernity); Jenkins (Mauss); Montemaggi (Dante’s Commedia: Poetry as Theology; Dante’s Heaven, International Medieval Congress); Morris (Church of England in 20th century); Nimmo (five meetings of Scottish Barth Colloquium); Pickstock (Illumination: Reason, revelation and science); Soskice (creatio ex nihilo in three traditions); Stanley (Interpreting Contemporary Christianity: Global Processes and Local Identities); Stanton (International Meeting of the SBL; Scripture and Theology; three Oxbridge day conferences for postgraduate students); Street (Kalam and philosophy; The Prior Analytics in Two Traditions; On Peri Hermeneias; The Topics in the Arabic and Latin Traditions); Watts (two ISSR conferences); Williams (The Future of the Past).
4.6 There is extensive participation in international networks, among which are: Messianism amongst Jews and Christians (Carleton Paget); Themes in early Judaism and Christianity, Germany (Chester); Luce Conversations, Princeton Center of Theological Inquiry (Ford, Nimmo); International Scriptural Reasoning (Ford, Winter); Platonism research cluster (Hedley, Pickstock); Prophecy Project in Jewish and Christian Traditions (Meggitt); Dante Network (Montemaggi); Porvoo Research Network (Morris); ‘Emergence’ interdisciplinary colloquia, Stanford University (Pickstock); Theological critiques of modernity, Telos Institute, New York (Pickstock); ‘Faith and Reason’ consultation, Princeton CTI (Soskice); Christ and the Jewish People, Boston College, Louvain, Gregorian, and Chicago Theological Institute (Soskice); Psychology and Religion Research Group (Watts, Re Manning); International Q project (Witetschek).
5. Postgraduate provision
5.1 Academic staff are dedicated to the development of new researchers and their integration into our wider culture. The Faculty follows and even exceeds the guidelines of the University’s Code of Practice for graduate research degrees (see below). Postgraduate research is overseen by the Board of Graduate Studies (BGS), and within the Faculty by the Graduate Advice Officer and the Degree Committee.
5.2 Postgraduate teaching takes two forms: a one-year MPhil course, designed both as a stand-alone qualification and as preparation for further research, and the supervision of PhD students. Each PhD student has both a supervisor and an adviser, further supported by the Graduate Advice Officer and Overseas Students Officer. PhD students undergo an in-depth first year appraisal and regular progress monitoring. The University runs a Graduate Development Programme for postgraduate students, which provides full training in research methods, communication skills, networking, team-working, and career management and development. It also offers language training, courses on supervising and small group teaching, and a range of Faculty-specific courses.
5.3 Research students play a full part in the Faculty’s research life: on Subject Committees and Faculty Board, as well as in research seminars and reading groups. A range of scholarship funds for research and travel expenses is available.
5.4 Staff have been responsible for supervising on average around 100 research students p.a.
5.5 A strategy for further developing our postgraduate community is now underway. Postgraduates receive introductory study skills advice in a dedicated Learning Day followed up by Faculty-based training seminars on: reading texts, finding online resources, choosing research subjects, giving papers, writing essays, publishing articles and books, compiling bibliographies and applying for jobs.
5.6 The Faculty encourages senior graduate students to gain training and experience in small group undergraduate teaching. As examples of the integration of PhD students into scholarly life, Pabst and Schneider organised an international conference in Cambridge (2005) on ‘Radical Orthodoxy’ and Orthodox Christianity (publication, 2007); Marlow set up a joint Old Testament exchange; Cogliati assisted at Soskice’s Castelgandolfo conference (2006) and co-edited the book of the conference; and most of the conferences listed above had input from graduate students. In the review period, 45 graduate students published edited collections, monographs or peer-reviewed articles.
Former graduate students have gained academic positions in institutions world-wide: Baylor, Birmingham, Cambridge (five), Chester, Dallas, Durham, Exeter (five), Greenwich, Lampeter, Lancaster, Leeds, London (five), Loyola (Maryland), Nottingham, Orono (Maine), Queen Mary, Valparaiso (USA), Wesleyan and York; and additionally in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. They have also secured research fellowships both in Cambridge colleges (e.g. one each in Churchill, Girton, Queens’, Selwyn, Trinity Hall, Wolfson) and abroad (e.g. Japan, Ukraine).
6. Research Income
Total external research income in the period was £2.83 million. Sources included:
AHRC – de Lange, Street; British Academy – Dixon, Meggitt, Pickstock, Soskice, Street, Williams; Coexist Foundation – Ford; CWM – Thompson; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – Graumann; Episcopal Church Foundation – Ford; International Society for Science and Religion – Watts; Jerusalem Trust – Davies, Stanley; John Templeton Foundation – Coakley, Watts; Leverhulme – Lieu; Mulberry Trust – Ford, Watts; Pew Charitable Trust – Stanley, Thompson.
7. Wider Research Environment
Many Faculty contributions to the wider research environment of TRS (and Humanities research more generally) are found in the fore-mentioned participation in and organisation of conferences, colloquia, networks and collaborations, and in the ‘service’ activities detailed below.
The Faculty is also committed to the promotion of TRS in general and to the development of the discipline through:
• research training: study skills seminars; continuing education, public education and eLearning initiatives; Cambridge Theological Federation collaborations, study weeks and workshops; training in psychology of religion; conferences for Greek language teachers – publication forthcoming; and language training in Rabbinic Hebrew;
• the dissemination of research through:
- accessible lectures to a variety of non-specialist audiences, including ecclesiastical groups, non-university reading groups and societies;
- internet sites (e.g. Resources for the Study of Christian Origins – Meggitt, Henry Martyn Centre – Stanley, International Hadith Study Association – Winter);
- databases (e.g. photographic archives – Brent, Justice and Mercy in Jewish and Christian Tradition and American Criminal Law – Coakley, Cooperation and Evolutionary Theory – Coakley, Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions – Davies, Mission Periodicals – Stanley, Documenta Q archival series – Witetschek);
- television and radio broadcasts, and sermons (see Esteem);
• the translation of significant works, including:
- treatises and letters of Cyprian (Brent);
- Sirat – Hebrew Manuscripts, Oz – The Same Sea and a Tale of Love, Yizhar – Preliminaries, and Hebrew Manuscripts of the Middle Ages (de Lange);
- Stuhlmacher, ‘Preface’ (Gathercole);
- Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood and The Writings of Brahmabandhab Upadhyay, Volume II (Lipner);
- works by Sturm, Ringleben, Eickhoff, March and Tillich (Re Manning);
- Lucien Musset, The Bayeux Tapestry (Rex);
• relationships with research users, of which a small selection includes:
- advising Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts (Coakley);
- advising Archbishop of Canterbury (Ford);
- General Synod of Church of England (Jenkins);
- Faith and Order Advisory Group (Morris);
- Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council and Academic Board of Archbishop’s Examination in Theology (Morris);
- Standing Committee for Bishop of Ely (Pickstock);
- theological consultant, Disciples’ Ecumenical Consultative Council (Thompson);
- Diocesan Advisor in Pastoral Care and Counselling (Watts);
- lectures to FCO on the Middle East, Home Office consultant on Muslims in Britain, advisor to British Council and Government of New Zealand (Winter);
• widening participation in research dissemination initiatives: targeted outreach initiatives, e.g. open days, ‘away-days’, annual themed study days in schools around the UK (McLarty); Sutton Trust summer schools (McLarty and six others); several web-based discussion groups (Pickstock/Telos).
8. Staffing Policy
8.1 Vacancies which have arisen in the assessment period have been filled promptly. The Faculty places great emphasis on the support and development of all new appointees.
8.2 Four new permanent appointments have been made: Coakley vice Turner; Gathercole vice Bockmuehl; Lieu vice Stanton; and Jenkins, new endowed post.
8.3 New junior members of staff undergo a probation period of three years, attend various induction and training courses, have reduced teaching and administrative loads and are given trained mentors. Since September 2006 there has been a ‘Starting-up time’ for all new staff for the purposes of teaching preparation, induction and orientation meetings, practical arrangements and participation in the Programme of Higher Education Practice.
8.4 The Faculty makes the same investment in fixed-term as in permanent appointees. It offers fixed term staff as much security of employment and support as possible within the constraints imposed by external funding arrangements. This commitment to the future of the profession is reflected in fixed-term appointees gaining further academic positions (Dixon, Lancaster, then Queen Mary; El-Rouayheb, Harvard tenure-track; Insole, Durham; Meggitt and Re Manning, Cambridge) and being included in this submission (seven).
8.5 Researchers in Category C are made members of the Faculty and participate fully in its research activities: research seminars, reading groups, Faculty events. They are able to use Faculty study facilities and also contribute to MPhil teaching and the supervision of graduate students. There is currently one Junior Research Fellow in this category – Montemaggi. The University and the Faculty also provide a base for emeritus staff, several of whom are engaged in scholarly projects.
9. Research Strategy
9.1 Faculty research strategy has been formulated in the context of considerable change. The new permanent appointments bring new inflections and opportunities to, and encourage greater cross-fertilisation between, our existing sub-disciplines: Coakley, Norris-Hulse Professor, consolidates the links between Philosophy of Religion and Christian Theology and continues collaborations with natural sciences researchers at Harvard; Gathercole fosters existing connections of New Testament with Classics, Judaism and modern Christian Theology; Jenkins brings social anthropology into relation with philosophy and theology; Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor (since 2007 permanently endowed) develops study of intersections between New Testament, early church and Judaism within Late Antiquity. Other new appointments have been made through new investment and fundraising (Boyd-Taylor, Grypeou, Krivoruchko, Nimmo, Re Manning and Schoeck-Ehrhardt).
9.2 Whilst maintaining its commitment to its strengths in existing research areas, Faculty policy is to continue to expand its coverage of Judaism, Islam, Indian religions and the study of religions through the human sciences. The highest priority is given to endowing permanent posts, our experience being that they make the greatest contribution to building a long-term research community. The Faculty has succeeded since 2001 in endowing two new posts, and, as one of the University’s priority areas in its 800th Anniversary campaign, is seeking more. Faculty priorities are Buddhist Studies, Jewish Studies, Qur’anic Arabic, World Christianity and a number of posts in the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme (CIP). The Faculty is also committed to increasing links with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
9.3 The coming years will see the furthering of many individual research projects, including: Brent: political history of early Christianity, and Cyprian and Roman Carthage; Carleton Paget: contributor and editor, New Cambridge History of the Bible, Volume 1; Chester: Jewish and Christian eschatological expectation, and Christology and moral transformation in early Christianity; Coakley: 4-volume systematic theology; Davies: Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database; Dell: Ecclesiastes commentary; de Lange: Greek Bible in Byzantine and Ottoman Judaism, and Byzantine Empire Hebrew inscriptions; Duffy: Church under Mary Tudor; Ford: theological interpretation of Gospel of John, and inter-faith project; Gathercole: Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, and atonement and law in Paul; Hedley: sacrifice; Jenkins: Bourdieu and Mauss; Lieu: Marcion; Meggitt: ancient popular culture and Christian origins, Christ and the Universe of Disease, and the Prophecy Project; Montemaggi: Dante’s theology; Morris: Eucharist since 1800; Nimmo: Reformed sacramentology; Pickstock: Theory, Religion and Idiom in Platonic Philosophy, and perception in Anselm’s Proslogion; Re Manning: natural theology, and Tillich’s intellectual biography; Soskice: naming God; Stanley: World Missionary Conference, and textbook on global diffusion of evangelicalism 1945-2000; Stanton: Justin Martyr and Galatians ICC commentary; Street: post-Avicennan Arabic logic; Thompson: 1851 Religious Census returns, and 20th century British ecumenism; Watts: spiritual healing, information theory in psychology of religion, and theology and psychology interfaces; Williams: Architecture of Theology; Winter: Ottoman religious movements 1300-1550, doctrine of Qur’anic revelation, and Muslim-Christian relations; Witetschek: Revelation commentary, and Gospel of Thomas.
9.4 Whilst giving a high priority to traditional patterns of long-term individual research, Faculty strategy also encourages participation in broader collaborations and new patterns of research enabled by CARTS. Two major areas being developed at present are Religion and Science and Inter-Faith Studies: the aim in both is to combine research with applications and public responsibilities.
9.4.1 Religion and Science, built around Watts’ endowed post, embraces interrelated projects that together make Cambridge a leading centre in the field. Reflecting the way in which the Faculty embraces theology and religious studies, the policy is to pursue work on the interface of theology and psychology in conjunction with the psychological study of religion. The primary focus is on religious cognition, approached through a range of methodologies, including experimental ones. Another key project is to explore the diversity of the tradition of natural theology. Applied projects are also being developed on: Islamic radicalisation; leadership and conflict resolution in Christian churches; and a Journalism Fellowships programme in Science and Religion.
9.4.2 CIP, directed by Ford, builds upon endowed posts in Islamic Studies and Study of Religion, and involves members of our own and other Faculties. It specialises in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and their relations with each other and the secular world. Through international consultation (including an Academic Design Consultation for thirty scholars in 2006), it is developing a research philosophy focussed on how to engage with the interactive particularity of the Abrahamic traditions. It is seeking funding for several research projects, including on Religion and Secularity, Interpretation and Use of Scripture, and Platonism, and in 2007 was offered a challenge grant of matching funding up to £7 million for both endowment and research projects. CIP has also collaborated in public service initiatives with other educational and public institutions (e.g. British Library ‘Sacred’ exhibition and programme), and also with: Prime Minister’s Office, FCO, Department of Communities and Local Government, Home Office, Christian-Muslim Forum, Arab Financial Forum, World Economic Forum and Clinton Global Initiative.
9.4.3 There are several smaller-scale innovative, cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects, including: Coakley, Ford, Soskice: Princeton CTI projects; de Lange: Septuagint Project, Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (Paris); Grypeou: Bibliographical History of Christian-Muslim Relations; Pickstock: Gumbrecht’s Stanford-based research group, and interdisciplinary project on the soul; Pickstock and Kusch’s sustained dialogue; Stanley: World Christianity Project (over 150 papers, seven books, numerous seminars), and Comparative Religious Internationalisms (two books, interactive website); Winter: with others, publications on Muslims in Europe; and Coakley, Dell, Ford, Hedley and Watts: publishing initiatives enabled by seminar programmes and conferences.
9.5 Many proposals for research collaboration are part of a broader policy to redefine the boundaries, compass and responsibilities of TRS – internally, through sub-disciplinary integration and engagement (joint and interdisciplinary seminars; new seminar booklet); externally, through developing the relation between TRS and other disciplines; and globally, through taking seriously responsibilities towards the religious traditions and towards society as a whole. In the past decade, a series of Faculty seminars and an international conference explored the shaping of the field of TRS, leading to Fields of Faith: Theology and Religious Studies for the Twenty-first century, eds. included Ford and Soskice (2005; contributions from six Faculty members). Ford’s Shaping Theology: Engagements in a Religious and Secular World (2007) takes the debate about the future of the field further. Other disciplinary explorations include Coakley’s interrogation of Philosophy of Religion in relation to Philosophical Theology, with a related conference on faith and rationality being planned.
9.6 The increasing connections between the research culture of the Faculty and that of the Cambridge Theological Federation (now embracing institutions representing the Anglican, Methodist, Orthodox, Reformed, and Roman Catholic traditions, together with centres studying Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Jewish relations) through involvement in graduate teaching, seminars and conferences will continue as part of the Faculty’s strategy of outreach and commitment to the intellectual life of the religious communities.
9.7 Our new physical position on the Sidgwick Site has given visible expression to our ongoing work of relating our multi-disciplinary Faculty to others in the School of Arts and Humanities and to CRASSH, matching high quality research in each specialty with intellectual collaboration across boundaries in the interests of fulfilling our multiple responsibilities towards the academy, the religious traditions and society.
EVIDENCE OF ESTEEM
[academic staff in bold; early career researchers asterisked*]
1. Academic service
1.1 During the review period, academic staff have been assessors for:
AHRC peer review (Davies, de Lange, Ford, Jenkins, Lieu, Morris, Soskice, Stanton, Street, Watts); AHRC Research Networks and Workshops (Lieu); Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (Lieu); Board of Judges of the Templeton Prize (Coakley); British Academy (Davies, Duffy, Horbury, Lieu); Canadian Research Council (Duffy); ESRC (Jenkins, Watts); International Advisory Board of the Templeton Foundation (Coakley); Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Assessment Board (Duffy); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (Lipner); Leverhulme Trust (Lipner, Lieu, Winter); National Advisory Board of the Christian Studies Program (Coakley); Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Humanities Research Grant (Lieu); research fellowship competitions (Ford, Lipner, Pickstock, Street); and State Prize of Israel for Translations from Greek (Krivoruchko).
1.2 The academic staff below have advised on the filling of chairs and tenured positions at institutions in the United Kingdom and internationally:
Carleton Paget, Coakley, Davies, de Lange, Duffy, Ford, Horbury, Lieu, Lipner, Pickstock, Rex, Soskice, Stanley, Stanton, Thompson and Williams.
1.3 The academic staff below have also served as external PhD examiners in the United Kingdom and internationally:
Brent, Carleton Paget, Chester, Coakley, Davies, de Lange, Dell, Duffy, Ford, Gathercole, Hedley, Jenkins, Lieu, Meggitt, Morris, Pickstock, Stanley, Soskice, Stanton, Street, Thompson, Watts and Winter.
1.4 Academic staff have additionally served on executive committees:
co-founder of the ‘Littlemore group’ (Coakley); co-chair of $2 million Harvard research project on ‘The Theology of Cooperation’ (Coakley); Palestine Exploration Fund (Davies); Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database project (Davies); Society of Authors (de Lange); Translators Association (de Lange); Gothic: Art for England 1300-1547 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (Duffy); Harlaxton Symposium (Duffy); Society for Scriptural Reasoning (Ford); Ecclesiastical History Society (Graumann); British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (Hedley); European Society for the Philosophy of Religion (Hedley); Faculty of Humanities, Haifa (Krivoruchko); British Association for Jewish Studies (Lieu); Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Lieu); Baptist Historical Society (Stanley); Gospel and our Culture Network (Stanley); co-chair of Templeton Symposium (Watts); European Society for Science and Religion (Watts); Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS (Winter), Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Cambridge (Winter);
on standing, advisory, academic, programme and publications committees and councils:
Advisory Committee for Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Carleton Paget); Society for Old Testament Study (Davies); British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (Davies); Faculty of Theology Review Panel, University of Oxford, 2004 (Davies); Council for British Research in the Levant (Davies, Lieu); Cambridge Committee for Judaeo-Greek Studies (de Lange); Religion, Belief and Society Programme, AHRC (de Lange); Jewish Historical Society of England (de Lange); Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge (de Lange, Ford, Horbury, Lieu); Association of University Departments of Theology and Religious Studies (Dell); Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales (Duffy); Pontifical Historical Commission (Duffy); Early Modern History Section, BA (Duffy); Church of England Doctrine Commission (Ford); Anglican Communion Primates’ Meetings (Ford); Chaplaincy Academic and Accreditation Board (Ford); Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton (Ford); World Economic Forum (Ford); Centre for Christian Studies, Hong Kong (Ford); Tantur Ecumenical Institute (Horbury); Research Degrees Panel, Church of England Ministry Division (Horbury); Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality (Jenkins); AHRC Parkes Centre for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations (Lieu); Faith and Order Committee of the Methodist Church (Lieu); British Methodist-Roman Catholic Committee (Lieu); Conferences on Patristic Studies 2003 and 2007, Oxford (Lieu); Faith & Order Advisory Group of the Church of England (Morris); Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (Morris); Scottish Barth Colloquium (Nimmo*); Centre for Theology and Philosophy, University of Nottingham (Pickstock); Telos Institute, USA (Pickstock); ICEL consultation on new English translation of the Roman Rite (Rex); Research Priority Area on Religion, University of Copenhagen (Watts); Islamic Faculty, Qatar Education City (Winter); Islamic College of Brussels (Winter); Islamic Manuscript Association (Winter); Home Office Task Force on British Muslims (Winter);
as President of the following:
Ecclesiastical History Society (Duffy); Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain (Duffy); Cambridge Group for Irish Studies (Duffy); European Society for Philosophy of Religion (Hedley);
as Chair of the following:
British Academy Section H2 (Davies); Rutherford House Research Committee (Gathercole); Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (Soskice); co-chair United Reformed Church-Roman Catholic National Dialogue (Thompson); Muslim Academic Trust (Winter);
as Director of the following:
Hebrew Research Project (Davies); Cambridge Centre of Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database Project (Davies); Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme (Ford); Sunna Project, Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Cambridge (Winter);
as Vice-president of the following:
International Society for Science and Religion (Watts);
as Fellow of the following:
the Royal Jordanian Academy (Winter);
as Secretary of the following:
Christian Systematics Theology Group, AAR 2002 (Coakley); Philosophy of Religion Group, AAR 2006 (Coakley);Biblical Theology Group, Tyndale Fellowship (Gathercole); The Muslim Academic Trust (Winter);
and as Member of the following:
Clinton Global Initiative (Ford); Council of 100 Leaders of the World Economic Forum (Ford); Network of Theological Enquiry (Ford); Board of Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria (Soskice); Advisory Committee, Fundamental Theology (Soskice); Academic Advisory Boards of Reviews in Religion and Theology, Time and Eternity website project, Ars Disputandi: Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Scripture and Hermeneutics Series (Soskice); Editorial Panel, Studies in Philosophical Theology series (Soskice); Disciples-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue (Thompson).
2. Editorial Work and Reviewing
2.1 Academic staff edit book series and reference works:
Boyd-Taylor is on the editorial committee for the IOSCS New English Translation of the Septuagint project; Coakley is co-editing Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology (OUP) and The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Christian Theology (OUP); Davies is Old Testament editor for the International Critical Commentary and on the editorial board of the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew; Dell is editor of Guidelines to the Bible, and volume editor for both Oxford Encyclopaedia of Wisdom and Old Testament Seminar book, Ethical and Unethical in the Old Testament (Cambridge); and sub-editor of Library of Wisdom (Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht). de Lange edited the Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume IV; Ford co-edited Jesus: An Oxford Reader (OUP); Graumann co-edits Early Christian Studies (Oxford), Texts and Studies in the History of Theology and Edition Cicero (Mandelbachtal/Cambridge); Grypeou co-edits The Encounter of Oriental Christianity with Early Islam and the Bibliographical History of Christian-Muslim Relations; Hedley edits Studies in Philosophical Theology (Peeters); Lieu co-edited Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies; Morris is editor of the Journal of Affirming Catholicism; Pickstock co-edits Radical orthodoxy (Routledge), and Illuminations: theory and religion (Blackwell); Rex was associate editor for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Early Tudor Churchmen; Soskice co-edited Feminism and Theology; Stanley is the joint general editor for Studies in the History of Christian Missions (Eerdmans), and has co-edited The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 8; Stanton, General Editor for the International Critical Commentary Series; Thompson edits Ashgate’s Protestant Nonconformist Texts in the Twentieth Century; Winter is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology.
2.2 Academic staff edit and co-edit journals:
The Bulletin of Judaeo–Greek Studies (Carleton Paget); Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Carleton Paget); Bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies (de Lange); Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Gathercole); Tyndale Bulletin (Head); International Journal of Systematic Theology (Nimmo*); Modern Theology (Pickstock, associate editor);
have acted as guest editor of journals:
Modern Theology (Coakley (twice)); Harvard Theological Review (Coakley); Concilium (Soskice, three times); International Bulletin of Missionary Research (Stanley);
are book review editors:
Anglican Theological Review (Morris);
and have served on the editorial boards of a total of 47 TRS journals:
Carleton Paget, Chester, Coakley, Davies, de Lange, Duffy, Ford, Gathercole, Grypeou, Hedley, Lieu, Lipner, Meggitt, Pickstock, Soskice, Stanley, Stanton, Thompson, Watts and Winter.
2.3 Academic staff have refereed book manuscripts and proposals for a total of 34 publishers:
Carleton Paget, Chester, Coakley, Davies, de Lange, Dell, Duffy, Ford, Gathercole, Hedley, Horbury, Jenkins, Lieu, Lipner, Meggitt, Montemaggi*, Morris, Pickstock, Re Manning, Rex, Soskice, Stanley, Thompson, Watts, Williams and Winter;
and have refereed articles for a total of 59 respected international journals in the field of TRS:
Brent, Carleton Paget, Chester, Coakley, Davies, de Lange, Dell, Duffy, Ford, Gathercole, Head, Hedley, Horbury, Jenkins, Lieu, Lipner, Meggitt, Montemaggi*, Morris, Nimmo*, Pickstock, Rex, Soskice, Stanley, Stanton, Street, Thompson, Watts and Winter.
3 Fellowships, prizes and visiting positions
3.1 Academic staff have received the following prizes and honours:
Templeton Foundation award in Science and Religion, 2002 (Coakley); Harvard University Teaching Award (Coakley); Dr. theol. (honoris causa), Lund University, Sweden (Coakley); Book of Distinction award (for Powers and Submissions), Templeton Foundation Press (Coakley); Fellow of BA (Davies, Duffy); Joint winner of the TLS/Porjes Prize for Hebrew Translation 2001 and 2004 (de Lange); Nominated for the 2003 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (Duffy); Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2002 (Duffy); Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, University of Hull (Duffy); the Tillich Prize 2001, North American Paul Tillich Society (Re Manning); British Academy Burkitt Medal for Biblical Studies, 2006 (Stanton); Pilkington Teaching Prize (Winter); The King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought, Amman 2007 (Winter); Förderpreis 2007 der Münchener Universitätsgesellschaft (Witetschek).
3.2 have obtained the following external grants for research leave:
AHRC research leave scheme (Brent, Gathercole, Hedley, Pickstock, Williams); British Academy Senior Research Fellow (Soskice); Lilly Foundation Sabbatical Fellowship (Coakley); Templeton Research Grant (Coakley);
3.3 have held the following visiting professorships and fellowships:
John Baldovin Visiting Professor, Weston Jesuit School of Theology (Cambridge, USA) (Brent); Visiting Professor, Trinity International (Brent); Eli Lilly Research Professor, Princeton (Coakley); Visiting Professor, Toronto (de Lange); Visiting Research Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton (de Lange); Directeur d’Etudes Associé, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (de Lange); Honorary Fellowship, St Mary’s College Strawberry Hill (Duffy); McCarthy Chair, Gregorian University, Rome (Duffy); visiting lecturer at Beeson Divinity School (Birmingham, USA) and at Southern Seminary (Louisville, USA) (Gathercole); Visiting Scholar, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia (Grypeou); Evans-Pritchard Lecturer, Oxford (Jenkins); Scholarship of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) (Krivoruchko); Category A II research scholarship of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (Krivoruchko); Visiting Professor, Aarhus (Lieu); Visiting Professor, Macquarrie (Lieu);Honorary Research Scholar, Centre for the Study of the World’s Religions, Lampeter (Lipner); Visiting Professor, Liverpool Hope University (Lipner); Fellow of the Scientific Examination of Religion, Amherst, New York (Meggitt); Member of the Reykjavik Academy, Iceland (Meggitt); Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Wilmington College, Ohio (Meggitt); Visiting Professor in Philosophy and Religion at Wilmington College, Ohio (Meggitt); Fellowship at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton (Pickstock); Woods-Gumbel Lecturer, Tantur Ecumenical Institute (Soskice); Visiting Professor, Virginia (Soskice); Visiting Professor, Westmont College, California (Stanley); Princeton Theological Seminary Student’s Lectureship in Missions (Stanley); Frederick Kershner Lecturer, Emmanuel School of Religion, Tennessee (Stanley); non-resident fellow of the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University (Stanley); Adjunct Research Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (Street); Visiting Scholar, Centre of Islamic Studies, Istanbul (Winter); On-Line Lecturer, Hertford Seminary, CT (Winter);
3.4 and have been elected Fellows of the following learned institutions:
British Academy (Davies, Duffy); Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (de Lange); Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes, Paris (de Lange); Royal Society of Antiquaries (Duffy); Honorary Fellow of the Council for the Scientific Examination of Religion, Amherst, New York (Meggitt); Royal Historical Society (Morris); member of Board of Directors, North American Paul Tillich Society (Re Manning); Fellow of the Royal Jordanian Academy (Winter).
4. Invited Lectures and Conference Papers
Academic staff have given keynote and plenary papers and other lectures at conferences and events both in the United Kingdom and internationally, in 24 countries:
Boyd-Taylor, Brent, Carleton Paget, Chester, Coakley, Davies, de Lange, Dell, Duffy, Ford, Gathercole, Graumann, Grypeou, Head, Hedley, Horbury, Jenkins, Krivoruchko, Lieu, Lipner, Meggitt, Montemaggi*, Morris, Nimmo*, Pickstock, Re Manning, Rex, Soskice, Stanley, Stanton, Street, Thompson, Watts, Williams, Winter, Witetschek and Wright.
Among these papers and lectures were a number of named lectures:
Speaker’s Lecture, Oxford (Chester); Jellema Lecturer, Calvin College (Coakley); Stone Lecturer, Princeton (Coakley); Cheney Lecturer, Berkeley Divinity School (Coakley); Christian Culture Lecturer, St. Xavier, Nova Scotia (Coakley); Hensley Henson Lecturer, Oxford (Coakley); Reynolds Lecturer, Princeton (Coakley); J. A. Hall Lecturer, Victoria, Canada, 2007 (Coakley); Shire Lectures, Toronto (de Lange); Joseph Lecture, Boston College (Duffy); Costa Lecture, Ohio (Duffy); Yale Lecture in Medieval Studies (Duffy); Riddell Memorial Lectures, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Duffy); Cardinal Hume Memorial Lecture, Newcastle Cathedral (Duffy); Gradwell Lecture, Liverpool Hope (Duffy); Philimore Lecture, British Association for Local History, London (Duffy); British Academy Conversation (with Diarmaid MacCulloch) (Duffy); Birkbeck Lectures (sponsored by Trinity College), 2007 (Duffy); Church of South India General Synod, Hollis Lecture 2002 (Ford); Gomes Lecture, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Ford); Ebor Lecture, York, 2006 (Ford); Stephenson Lectures, Sheffield 2007 (Ford); Annual Biblical Studies Lecture, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama (Gathercole); Gheens Lecture, Southern Seminary, Louisville (Gathercole); Librarians’ Christian Fellowship Annual Public Lecture, 2001 (Head); Tyndale New Testament Lecture, Cambridge (Head); Teape Lectures, India (Hedley); Alan Richardson lectures, Durham (Hedley); University of Gottingen Public Lecture (Horbury); Akademische Feier for Prof. M. Hengel, public lecture, Tübingen (Horbury); Manson Memorial Lecture, Manchester (Lieu); Wilmington Lecture, Wilmington College, Ohio (Meggitt); George Ridding Lecture, Southwell (Morris); Gore Memorial Lectures, Birmingham Cathedral and Westminster Abbey (Morris); Kerr Lecturer, Glasgow (Nimmo*); Horizon Public Lecture, Birkbeck College, London (Pickstock); 42nd Erasmus Lecture at Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto (Rex); the Discern Lecture, Malta (Soskice); the Richards Lectures, Virginia (Soskice); 23rd Annual Cardinal Bea Lecture, London (Soskice); Frederick Kerschner Lecturer, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City (Stanley); Congregational Lecture (Thompson); Altaf Gauhar Memorial Lecture, Islamabad (Winter); William A. Bijlefeld Lecture, Hertford Seminary, Connecticut (Winter).
5. Visits from Overseas Researchers
Over 40 official overseas visiting researchers have come as part of research projects or as visiting fellows within CARTS, and many more unofficial visitors have come to use libraries, participate in academic activities or consult. Official visitors have come from Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Libya, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, the USA and the West Indies.
6.1 Academic staff have contributed columns and reviews to various periodicals:
Brent, Carleton Paget, Coakley, Dell, Duffy, Jenkins, Lipner, Meggitt, Morris, Pickstock, Re Manning, Soskice, Winter and Wright;
6.2 have been involved with numerous television productions, including:
Chester – advisor for a series on Christianity (IWC Media); Coakley – advisor and participant in ‘Beyond Endurance’ on pain (BBC) and participant in ‘America at Worship’ film; Duffy – historical commentator for the funeral of John Paul II and the inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI (BBC and Telefis Eireann); Ford – organised and led filmed Scriptural Reasoning study sessions (PBS); Gathercole – appeared in ‘The Miracles of Jesus’ (BBC/Discovery) and consultant for ‘The Lost Gospels’ (BBC); Head – contributor to ‘Who wrote the Bible?’ (Channel 4); Lipner – contributor to ‘Eastern Philosophy (Part II)’ (Cromwell Productions); Meggitt – involved in television and radio productions of Electromedia production company (Channel 5, BBC Worldwide, History Channel); Re Manning – panellist on ‘The World’ (BBC4/BBC World); Stanley – contributor on Victorian missionary, James Chalmers (Channel 4); Stanton – contributor to 10-part series on Arte channel in France and Germany; Winter – Executive Director, ‘Al-Ghazali the Alchemist of Happiness’, winner of Religion for Peace Prize 2004 and other awards;
6.3 have been interviewed on various television programmes:
Ford, Gathercole, Jenkins, Lieu, Soskice, Stanton, Watts, and Winter;
6.4 have been involved in many radio productions:
Duffy – appeared in many history interviews and panel discussions, and has been commissioned to write and present 10 programmes on the history of the papacy (BBC Radio 4); Meggitt – panellist on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland; Rex – contributed to a series on Lollardy (BBC Radio 4) and to the series ‘Great Debates’, on Erasmus and Luther (BBC Radio 4); Soskice – panellist on The Moral Maze and In Our Times (both BBC Radio 4), and on Nightwaves (BBC Radio 3); Stanley – contributed to a broadcast on Victorian missionaries (BBC Radio 4); Watts – contributed to many programmes on BBC Radio, often on science and religion; Winter – wrote and presented over 30 ‘Thought for the Day’ broadcasts, was a consultant and/or interviewee for documentaries on the Hajj, sacred music, the Prophet, polygamy and other topics, and was a repeat panellist on ‘In Our Time’ (all BBC Radio 4);
6.5 and have also been interviewed for radio productions, including:
Coakley, Ford, Gathercole, Jenkins, Lipner, Meggitt, Pickstock, Rex, Soskice, Stanton and Wright.
7. Translations, special issues and other honours
The value of our research is reflected in various other ways. These include:
de Lange has been commissioned by the Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes to prepare a corpus of Hebrew inscriptions from the Byzantine empire; Ford was Academic Consultant to the ‘Sacred’ exhibition at the British Library; Gathercole has been commissioned to translate Patristic and other Greek and Latin citations in Barth for a CD-ROM, and has other distinguished translation commissions; Soskice has participated in the international Scientific and Medical Network Consultation on Metaphor, World-view and Ethics and has been a representative of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales on a drafting party for the European Bishops’ document, ‘Religion in the new Europe’ and an appraiser for the series of Capstone Conferences jointly organised by the Vatican Observatory and the Centre for Theology and the Natural Sciences; Thompson to join an international panel in the USA to write the chapter on the UK and the British Commonwealth in a world-wide history of the Stone-Campbell movement;
(2) translations of published work:
Brent – ‘La esegesi cipriana e la politica teoria romana’; Chester’s co-authored Theology of the Letters of James, Peter and Jude – Chinese and Japanese; Coakley, Powers and Submissions: Philosophy, Spirituality and Gender – German and Chinese, and Swedish (partial translation); de Lange, Introduction to Judaism – Japanese, German and Portuguese; de Lange, various other essays – Greek, English and Japanese; de Lange, Illustrated History – Russian; some of de Lange’s own translation of contemporary Hebrew literature have themselves been translated into several languages; Dell, Get Wisdom – Korean; Duffy, Saints and Sinners – German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Estonian and Hungarian; Ford, Modern Theologians – Chinese, Korean; Ford, The Shape of Living – Italian; Ford, Theology: A Very Short Introduction – Chinese and Korean, with Indonesian and Romanian forthcoming; several of Hedley’s essays on imagination, Cambridge Platonism and other topics – French; Jenkins, ‘Derrida’s Reading of Mauss’ – Spanish; Pickstock, After Writing – French, Spanish and Serbo-Croat; Soskice, several essays – various languages; Stanton, Jesus and Gospel – French, Spanish and Italian; Watts, Theory and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation – Japanese; Williams, ‘The Logic of Genre’ – Greek; Williams, ‘Congar’s Theology of the Laity’ – French; much of Winter’s work has been translated and reprinted, including Postmodern Dünya’da kıbleyi bulmak – Turkish and XXI Asirda Islom: Postmodern Dunyeda qibleyi topush – Uzbek;
Brent – ‘Diogenes Laertius’ (reprinted); Chester – a section of ‘Apocalypse and the Nuclear Holocaust’ (reprinted); Coakley – Christ Without Absolutes (order-on-demand), ‘Living into the Mystery of the Holy Trinity’ (anthologized); Duffy – Stripping of the Altars (third edition), Saints and Sinners (third edition), Voices of Morebath (second edition); Ford – Modern Theologians (third edition), Jubilate (revised and updated); Gathercole – ‘A Conversation of Augustine’ (republished); Meggitt – article on the social status of Erastus (republished); Morris – Anglicanism (second edition); Soskice – Metaphor and Religious Language (reprinted); ‘Love and Attention’ (reprinted); Stanley – ‘Conversion to Christianity’ (republished); Stanton – The Fourfold Gospel (republished), Gospels and Jesus (second edition); Watts – Cognitive Psychology and Emotional Disorders (republished); Winter – works on Al-Ghazali (reprinted), ‘The poverty of fanaticism’ (reprinted), ‘The Saint with Seven Tombs’ (reprinted);
an exhibition of de Lange’s work as a literary translator was held at the Lilley Library, University of Indiana, in 2004;
(5) special issues of journals:
several articles in Journal for the Study of the New Testament respond to Gathercole’s work; the same journal dedicated two recent issues to the scholarly reception of Meggitt’s work; the Fall 2005 issue of Modern Theology and two issues of Antonianum were devoted to Pickstock’s analysis of Duns Scotus;
(6) PhD dissertations and student courses:
Coakley’s notion of kenosis is being compared in a Cambridge doctorate with that of MacKinnon and R. Williams; Coakley’s work is a set text in the UK and the USA; Duffy’s works are used as set texts in many American universities; Ford’sModern Theologians is a standard textbook in many seminaries and universities; Ford’s Self and Salvation is a set text for a postgraduate course at the University of Virginia; Meggitt’s Christianity in Corinth is a set text in institutions in the English speaking world; Pickstock’s After Writing is the subject of five current PhD dissertations (in the USA, Belgium and France), and both it and Pickstock’s Truth in Aquinas are set texts for several American graduate courses; Soskice’s Metaphor and Religious Language is used extensively in graduate teaching at Yale and elsewhere in the USA; Stanley’s The Bible and the Flag is a set text for history of mission courses in the UK and the USA; Stanton’s Gospels and Jesus is a text book; Watts’ Psychology for Christian Ministry in several UK theological colleges and Watts’ Theology and Psychology is a set text in American graduate institutions; Winter’s ‘Poverty of Fanaticism’ is used extensively in undergraduate teaching on contemporary Islamism in the USA;
(7) subject of published works:
de Lange’s work had a panel dedicated to it at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ford’s work and its view of the future of theology was the subject of a one-day conference in Nijmegen and the three-day Luce Conversations at Princeton CTI; Gathercole’s The Pre-existent Son was the subject of a panel discussion at the 2006 SBL, and Gathercole’s Where is Boasting? was the subject of a panel review at the 2003 British New Testament Conference; Lieu’s Christian Identity was the subject of a panel session at the 2005 SBL; Pickstock’s published work and that of other ‘Radical Orthodoxy’ contributors is the subject of five published essay collections and two monographs, as well as several international conferences; Stanley’s work had an edited book, African Christianity, co-dedicated to it;
(8) and invitations to contribute to prestigious reference works:
Brent, Carleton Paget, Chester, Davies, Duffy, Ford, Hedley, Lieu, Meggitt, Nimmo*, Soskice, Stanley, Stanton, Thompson, Watts and Winter.