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


Supervision

I supervise widely in the areas of philosophy of religion and systematic theology. Former supervisees whose theses have subsequenty been published include Steven Shakespeare, Kierkegaard, language and the Reality of God, Clare Carlisle, Kierkegaard’s Philosophy of Becoming, Jolita Pons, Stealing a Gift: Kierkegaard’s Pseudonyms and the Bible, Jonathan Brant, Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film, and Daniel Whistler, Schelling’s Theory of Symbolic Language.


Teaching

In the 2013 session I am teaching ‘The Doctrine of God’ and contributing to ‘Mysticism and Spirituality’, ‘The God Question’, and ‘Christian Traditions and Transformations’.


Publications

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2018

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

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Number of items: 20.

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. (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) 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 Tue Nov 13 10:46:25 2018 GMT.