Modern Church pleased to announce appointment of Revd. Dr Steven Shakespeare as new editor of Modern Believing

Posted on September 16, 2015 by Clare Hooper
Dr. Steven Shakespeare is a philosopher with a strong interest in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of animal ethics. He is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University.

He takes over the role from The Revd. Jonathan Clatworthy and will commence editorship with the January 2016 edition of Modern Believing

About Dr. Steven Shakespeare
Dr Shakespeare gained his PhD at Cambridge University with a study of the Danish thinker Kierkegaard, and currently serves as Treasurer of the Kierkegaard Society of the UK.

His books include: 
Kierkegaard, Language and the Reality of God (Ashgate, 2001); 
The Inclusive God: Reclaiming Theology for an Inclusive Church (co-authored with Hugh Rayment-Pickard, Canterbury, 2006); 
Radical Orthodoxy: A Critical Introduction (SPCK, 2007);
Derrida and Theology (T & T Clark, 2009).
His most recent publication was a collection, edited with Claire Molloy and Charlie Blake, entitled Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (Continuum, 2012).

His research interests include the possibility for constructive religious thought after the so-called 'death of God' and the philosophical importance of the boundaries we draw between human and animal, machine and organism, flesh and spirit.

Dr Shakespeare is one of the co-facilitators of the Association for the Continental Philosophy of Religion, which has gained a global reputation in organising conferences and publications around cutting edge research themes. He also acts as one of the series editors for Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion (Ashgate).

In recognition of his contribution to the field, he is a Fellow of the prestigious Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Patron of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals. He regularly contributes to international conferences and publications. He teaches philosophy of religion and philosophical issues around personhood, as well as offering graduate supervision in his areas of expertise.

About Modern Believing
Modern Believing is the journal of Modern Church, published by Liverpool University Press. It publishes articles in Theology and related disciplines to promote theological liberalism. 

Modern Believing has a century long record of contributions from church leaders, established theologians, and newly-emerging theological minds. It is committed to high academic standards and to high accessibility, and it values each equally. It seeks to promote a critical, creative and constructive spirit in theological enquiry. It provides opportunities for new voices in the Academy and in the Church to become heard.



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