Professor George Pattison

  • 1640 Chair of Divinity (Theology & Religious Studies)

telephone: 4604
email: George.Pattison@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

  • The concept of God
  • Phenomenology and religious life/spirituality
  • Existentialism and religious life, especially Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Heidegger
  • Russian Religious Philosophy
  • Religion and Visual Arts

Biography

After 14 years as a parish priest in the Church of England, I was Dean of King’s College, Cambridge from 1991-2001, then taught Practical Theology for two years at the University of Aarhus (Denmark), before becoming Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford (2004-2013). I have been in post at Glasgow from October 2013.

For five years I edited the journal Modern Believing and am currently a member of the Editorial board of Medieval Mystical Theology. In addition to my own publications I have participated in the ongoing translation of Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks and have published a selection of Kierkegaard’s Spiritual Writings.

Projects

I am currently preparing a monograph provisionally entitled Eternal God/Saving Time.
Longer term, I am hoping to develop a collaborative project on phenomenology and religious life.

Blog


Grants

  • From April-September 2013 I have held an AHRC Research Fellowship
  • Residency at the Fondation de Treilles July 2016 and Cofund Fellowship at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies.

Supervision

In anticipation of retirement, I am not accepting new doctoral students but am happy to advise those seeking to pursue Master’s or doctoral work in the areas of my research interests given above.


Teaching

In Semester 2 2018-19 I am teaching the Honours Course ‘Jesus Christ since 1900


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Number of items: 22.

2018

Pattison, G. (2018) A Phenomenology of the Devout Life: a Philosophy of Christian Life, Part I. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198813507

Pattison, G. (2018) Dostoevsky. In: Hedley, D., Meister, C. and Talliaferro, C. (eds.) The History of Evil in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 1700-1900 CE. Series: History of evil (4). Routledge: London, pp. 222-235. ISBN 9781138236837

Pattison, G. (2018) Christ and Dionysus: some reflections on David Brown's reading of Holderlin. In: Brewer, C. R. (ed.) Christian Theology and the Transformation of Natural Religion: From Incarnation to Sacramentality: Essays in Honor of David Brown. Series: Studies in philosophical theology (64). Peeters: Leuven, pp. 161-172. ISBN 9789042936393

Pattison, G. (2018) ‘I lift up my eyes to the hills …’. In: Kakalis, C. and Goetsch, E. (eds.) Mountains, Mobilities and Movement. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 237-254. ISBN 9781137586346 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58635-3_12)

Pattison, G. (2018) The bonfire of the genres: Kierkegaard's literary kaleidoscope. In: Ziolkowski, E. (ed.) Kierkegaard, Literature, and the Arts. Northwestern University Press: Evanston, Illinois, pp. 39-54. ISBN 9780810135970

Pattison, G. (2018) The grace of time: towards a kataphatic theology of time. In: Welz, C. and Rosfort, R. (eds.) Hermeneutics and Negativism: Existential Ambiguities of Self-Understanding. Series: Religion in philosophy and theology (95). Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, pp. 145-159. ISBN 9783161557514

2017

Pattison, G. (2017) The role of mysticism in the formation of Heidegger's phenomenology. In: Lewin, D., Podmore, S. D. and Williams, D. (eds.) Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy: Interchange in the Wake of God. Taylor & Francis, pp. 131-146. ISBN 9781472478610

Pattison, G. (2017) Løgstrup on death, guilt, and existence in Kierkegaard and Heidegger. In: Fink, H. and Stern, R. (eds.) What is Ethically Demanded?: K. E. Logstrup's Philosophy of Moral Life. University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, pp. 83-101. ISBN 9780268101855

Pattison, G. (2017) Why Heidegger didn’t like Catholic theology: the case of Romano Guardini. In: Björk, M. and Svenungsson, J. (eds.) Heidegger’s Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 77-98. ISBN 9783319649269 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64927-6_4)

2016

Pattison, G. (2016) Hiob als Intertext. Dostojewskis "Die Bruder Karamasow". In: Ratschow, L. and von Sass, H. (eds.) Die Anfechtung Gottes. Exegetische und systematish-theologische Beitrage zur Theologie des Hiobbuches. Series: Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Gechichte. Evangelissche Verlagsanstalt: Leipzig, pp. 263-276. ISBN 9783374042937

2015

Pattison, G. (2015) Death and being: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and forgetfulness. In: Von Sass, H. and Zachhuber, J. (eds.) Forgiving and Forgetting. Series: Religion in philosophy and theology (82). Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, pp. 83-98. ISBN 9783161540813

Pattison, G. (2015) Eternal God / Saving Time. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198724162

Pattison, G. (2015) Kierkegaard og den nye Gud = Kierkegaard and the new God. In: Larsen, B. S. and Sørensen, P. A. (eds.) Kristendommens fornuft: Niels Grønkjaer 60 år. Ansi: Copenhagen, pp. 119-126. ISBN 9788774577089

Pattison, G. (2015) Paul Tillich's Philosophical Theology: A Fifty year Reappraisal. Series: Palgrave pivot. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137454461

2014

Saghaug, K. F., Pattison, G. and Lindgren, P. (2014) Revealing hearts. Paull Tillich’s concept of revelation: an application to business innovation. Akademisk Kvarter, 9, pp. 126-138.

Pattison, G. (2014) Ho Kierkegaard kai hē apolutē exartēsē. Frear. Sto Bathos tōn Peristaseōn Dimēniaio Periodiko, 5, pp. 38-58.

Pattison, G. (2014) Vox Clamantis in Deserto: Shestov's Jewish Reading of Kierkegaard. Lev Shestov Journal = Cahiers Léon Chestov, 13-14, pp. 35-48.

2013

Pattison, G. (2013) Heidegger on Death: A Critical Theological Essay. Series: Intensities : contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Ashgate: Burlington, VT. ISBN 9781409466949

Pattison, G. (2013) Kierkegaard and the Quest for the Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism - Selected Essays. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199698677

Pattison, G. (2013) Hegelian Augustinianism: Philipp Marheineke. In: Pollmann, K. and Otten, W. (eds.) The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 1110-1113. ISBN 9780199299164

2012

Pattison, G. (2012) Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century: The Paradox and the 'Point of Contact'. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107018617 (doi:10.1017/CBO9781139088237)

2011

Pattison, G. (2011) God and Being: An Enquiry. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199588688

This list was generated on Fri Jan 18 00:53:35 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Saghaug, K. F., Pattison, G. and Lindgren, P. (2014) Revealing hearts. Paull Tillich’s concept of revelation: an application to business innovation. Akademisk Kvarter, 9, pp. 126-138.

Pattison, G. (2014) Ho Kierkegaard kai hē apolutē exartēsē. Frear. Sto Bathos tōn Peristaseōn Dimēniaio Periodiko, 5, pp. 38-58.

Pattison, G. (2014) Vox Clamantis in Deserto: Shestov's Jewish Reading of Kierkegaard. Lev Shestov Journal = Cahiers Léon Chestov, 13-14, pp. 35-48.

Books

Pattison, G. (2018) A Phenomenology of the Devout Life: a Philosophy of Christian Life, Part I. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198813507

Pattison, G. (2015) Eternal God / Saving Time. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198724162

Pattison, G. (2015) Paul Tillich's Philosophical Theology: A Fifty year Reappraisal. Series: Palgrave pivot. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137454461

Pattison, G. (2013) Heidegger on Death: A Critical Theological Essay. Series: Intensities : contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Ashgate: Burlington, VT. ISBN 9781409466949

Pattison, G. (2013) Kierkegaard and the Quest for the Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism - Selected Essays. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199698677

Pattison, G. (2012) Kierkegaard and the Theology of the Nineteenth Century: The Paradox and the 'Point of Contact'. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781107018617 (doi:10.1017/CBO9781139088237)

Pattison, G. (2011) God and Being: An Enquiry. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199588688

Book Sections

Pattison, G. (2018) Dostoevsky. In: Hedley, D., Meister, C. and Talliaferro, C. (eds.) The History of Evil in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries 1700-1900 CE. Series: History of evil (4). Routledge: London, pp. 222-235. ISBN 9781138236837

Pattison, G. (2018) Christ and Dionysus: some reflections on David Brown's reading of Holderlin. In: Brewer, C. R. (ed.) Christian Theology and the Transformation of Natural Religion: From Incarnation to Sacramentality: Essays in Honor of David Brown. Series: Studies in philosophical theology (64). Peeters: Leuven, pp. 161-172. ISBN 9789042936393

Pattison, G. (2018) ‘I lift up my eyes to the hills …’. In: Kakalis, C. and Goetsch, E. (eds.) Mountains, Mobilities and Movement. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 237-254. ISBN 9781137586346 (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58635-3_12)

Pattison, G. (2018) The bonfire of the genres: Kierkegaard's literary kaleidoscope. In: Ziolkowski, E. (ed.) Kierkegaard, Literature, and the Arts. Northwestern University Press: Evanston, Illinois, pp. 39-54. ISBN 9780810135970

Pattison, G. (2018) The grace of time: towards a kataphatic theology of time. In: Welz, C. and Rosfort, R. (eds.) Hermeneutics and Negativism: Existential Ambiguities of Self-Understanding. Series: Religion in philosophy and theology (95). Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, pp. 145-159. ISBN 9783161557514

Pattison, G. (2017) The role of mysticism in the formation of Heidegger's phenomenology. In: Lewin, D., Podmore, S. D. and Williams, D. (eds.) Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy: Interchange in the Wake of God. Taylor & Francis, pp. 131-146. ISBN 9781472478610

Pattison, G. (2017) Løgstrup on death, guilt, and existence in Kierkegaard and Heidegger. In: Fink, H. and Stern, R. (eds.) What is Ethically Demanded?: K. E. Logstrup's Philosophy of Moral Life. University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, pp. 83-101. ISBN 9780268101855

Pattison, G. (2017) Why Heidegger didn’t like Catholic theology: the case of Romano Guardini. In: Björk, M. and Svenungsson, J. (eds.) Heidegger’s Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 77-98. ISBN 9783319649269 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64927-6_4)

Pattison, G. (2016) Hiob als Intertext. Dostojewskis "Die Bruder Karamasow". In: Ratschow, L. and von Sass, H. (eds.) Die Anfechtung Gottes. Exegetische und systematish-theologische Beitrage zur Theologie des Hiobbuches. Series: Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Gechichte. Evangelissche Verlagsanstalt: Leipzig, pp. 263-276. ISBN 9783374042937

Pattison, G. (2015) Death and being: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and forgetfulness. In: Von Sass, H. and Zachhuber, J. (eds.) Forgiving and Forgetting. Series: Religion in philosophy and theology (82). Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, pp. 83-98. ISBN 9783161540813

Pattison, G. (2015) Kierkegaard og den nye Gud = Kierkegaard and the new God. In: Larsen, B. S. and Sørensen, P. A. (eds.) Kristendommens fornuft: Niels Grønkjaer 60 år. Ansi: Copenhagen, pp. 119-126. ISBN 9788774577089

Pattison, G. (2013) Hegelian Augustinianism: Philipp Marheineke. In: Pollmann, K. and Otten, W. (eds.) The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 1110-1113. ISBN 9780199299164

This list was generated on Fri Jan 18 00:53:35 2019 GMT.