Judith Wolfe

Judith Wolfe

Dr Wolfe is Professor of Philosophical Theology. She holds a BA in Literature and Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MPhil in early modern literature from Oxford, an MA in Theology and a DPhil in Philosophical Theology, also from Oxford.

Prof. Wolfe works on the intersections between theology, philosophy and literature, especially against the horizon of Christian eschatology. She is the author of Heidegger’s Eschatology (OUP 2013) and Heidegger and Theology (T&T Clark 2014), and co-editor of C. S. Lewis and the Church (T&T Clark 2011), C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos (Kent State 2013), C. S. Lewis and His Circle (OUP 2015), and The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought (OUP 2017), as well as founding General Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies. She has also published on eschatology in systematic and historical perspective, and on the late plays of Shakespeare. At the moment, she is writing on eschatology & modern European thought and on the eschatological imagination in literature.

Prof. Wolfe also has experience as a theatre practitioner, most recently as producer of Donald Swann’s lost opera Perelandra and of other new work.

Prof. Wolfe welcomes Ph.D. applications in the following areas:

  • theology and the arts, especially the conceptual study of (a) image & imagination and (b) theatre & theatricality in their theological and philosophical dimensions
  • theology and philosophy, particularly phenomenology and philosophies of the ordinary (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Cavell, etc)
  • modern doctrine, particularly eschatology and theological anthropology (incl. hamartiology)
  • C.S. Lewis and his intellectual circle

Current and recently completed PhD supervision:

  • Gregory Floyd — Religious Experience after Kierkegaard and Heidegger
  • Euan Grant — Original Sin and Finitude: Medieval Contributions
  • Lance Green — Martin Heidegger and J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Derek Keefe –Theories of Poetic and Religious Language
  • Jack Marsh — A Phenomenology of Joy
  • Patrick McGlinchey — The Aesthetic Anthropology of Rowan Williams
  • Margaret McKerron (with Prof. Trevor Hart) — Legacies Lost and Found: A Study in the Practiced Theology of Thomas Erskine & A. J. Scott
  • Brett Speakman (with Prof. Trevor Hart) — Christian Apologetics and Its Expression Through the Imagination, 1800-1955
  • Simon Vaughan — C.S. Lewis and the Neurotic Imagination: A Horneyian Analysis
  • Kathryn Wehr — Christology in the Plays of Dorothy L. Sayers

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