Professor George Pattison
- Professor of Theology & Modern European Thought (Theology & Religious Studies)
- The concept of God
- Phenomenology and religious life/spirituality
- Existentialism and religious life, especially Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Heidegger
- Russian Religious Philosophy
- Religion and Visual Arts
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.
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.
Confessions of a devout European: George Pattison's Blog
- 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.
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.
In Semester 2 2018-19 I am teaching the Honours Course ‘Jesus Christ since 1900