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Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Overview

Religion is one of the most fascinating dimensions of human life and society. Indeed, the last twenty years have highlighted the impact that religious thought can have on so many aspects of life and society – political, social, even economic. We cannot understand life in today’s globally-connected world without asking the religious and philosophical questions that play into many of the events that impact on all our lives.

The Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope is at the cutting edge of exploring these exciting and exhilarating questions. Our perspective is global, and we are interested in the big picture. Our Department is built around an international team of researchers and teachers who are experts in their fields, and who have developed a series of inter-linked programmes that will equip you with the insight and knowledge to bring to bear in a range of future careers that require engagement with questions of religious belief, thought and identity.

Use thee pages to check out the programmes that we offer. Our theology programmes bring together the classical study Christian thought with a focus on World Christianity. Our philosophy programmes can help you to explore the deep questions of life and morality – and our single Honours Philosophy Ethics and Religion degree will expand your horizon to non-Western philosophical traditions. And of course, if you take Religious Studies with us you will come to a rich understanding of a range of different religious traditions from across the world.

Explore our department website to discover the range of possibilities that we offer – and contact any of us if you want to know more about our research, our courses, or opportunities to develop your own research under our supervision.

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Department Staff
Peter McGrail

Rev Dr Peter McGrail

Associate Professor in Christian Theology and Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

mcgraip@hope.ac.uk

0046 Dr Andrew Cheatle

Dr Andrew Cheatle

Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

cheatla@hope.ac.uk

0063 Dr Jenny Daggers

Dr Jenny Daggers

Associate Professor in Theology

daggerj@hope.ac.uk

0093 Dr Elizabeth Harris

Dr Elizabeth Harris

Associate Professor in the Comparative Study of Religion

harrise@hope.ac.uk

Taras Khomych

Dr. Taras Khomych

Lecturer in Patristic and Byzantine Theology

khomyct@hope.ac.uk

Sadek Hamid

Dr Sadek Hamid

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

hamids@hope.ac.uk

0098 Dr Patrice Haynes

Dr Patrice Haynes

Lecturer in Philosophy

haynesp@hope.ac.uk

0116 Rev Daniel Jeyaraj

Rev Daniel Jeyaraj

Professor of World Christianity and Director of the Andrew F. Walls Centre

jeyarad@hope.ac.uk

Dr Gergely Juhasz

Dr Gergely Juhász

Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

juhaszg@hope.ac.uk

Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz

Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz

Lecturer in New Testament Studies

kurekcd@hope.ac.uk

Simon Podmore

Dr Simon Podmore

Senior Lecturer in Theology

podmors@hope.ac.uk

0225 Prof John Sullivan

Professor John Sullivan

Professor Emeritus of Christian Education

sullivj@hope.ac.uk

0213 Dr Steven Shakespeare

Dr Steven Shakespeare

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

shakess@hope.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Walls

Professor Andrew Walls

Professor of the History of Missions

wallsa@hope.ac.uk

0245 Dom Henry Wansbrough

Dom Henry Wansbrough

Alexander Jones Professor of Biblical Studies

wansboh@hope.ac.uk

Dr Duane Williams

Dr Duane Williams

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics

williad@hope.ac.uk

007 Miss Lauren Whiston

Lauren Whiston

Departmental Administrative Assistant

whistol@hope.ac.uk

0223 Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle

Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Education

stuartr@hope.ac.uk

Dr Alex Wynne

Dr Alex Wynne

Lecturer in World Religions

wynnea@hope.ac.uk

Publications

Postcolonial Theology of Religions - TheologyEncouraging a Thoughtful Love of Life - TheologyHindu-Christian Epistolary Self Disclosures - TheologyStruggling with God - TheologyTemenos Academy review - TheologyThe International Journal of Buddhist Studies - Theology‌‌Virtual Theology