Ewan Bowlby


Oxford, England

BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies, University of Cambridge

Academic Interests
Ewan is particularly interested in the relationship between literature and theology, and has focussed on explorations of the Doctrine of the Incarnation in Christian literature, both fictional and theological. He has written on the theology of Fyodor Dostoevsky under the tutelage of Rowan Williams, examining the importance of the Gospel of John in Crime and Punishment, and has also begun to consider the role of musical metaphors in illuminating the paradoxical nature of Christology, and the way these are used in a range of fiction, poetry and theology.

Other information
As a keen singer, Ewan’s interest in religious music began when he sang as a treble at Magdalen College Oxford. Since then, he has always sought out opportunities to sing in choirs of any sort, and is looking forward to making use of the St Andrews music scene. In his spare time, he enjoys long walks, cooking and eating good food, reading, and playing football. He has been a lifelong Newcastle United fan, through which he has learned about ideas of eternal suffering and existential anguish.