BiographyElizabeth was successively a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at Heythrop College, University of London from 2000-2017, where she was also Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 2003-2008. She is currently Reader in Philosophy of Religion and Programme Director for the Bachelor of Divinity by Distance Learning at the central University of London. She was Director of Taught Programmes at the Cambridge Theological Federation from 2016-2018 and is now an Affiliated Researcher at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
Elizabeth has taught Philosophy of Religion for almost thirty years and has published papers in leading journals in her field, including the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies. Her paper ‘Images of Reality: Iris Murdoch’s five ways from art to religion’ (http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/6/3/875) was featured as a research highlight on the publisher’s blog (http://blog.mdpi.com/2015/10/23/research-highlights-gamete-donation-iris-murdoch-and-graceful-death/), and her paper ‘Is there a distinctively feminist philosophy of religion?’ (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-9991.2012.00488.x/abstract) was selected for a special virtual edition of the journal in 2014. Her paper ‘Classical and revisionary theism on the divine as personal: A rapprochement?’ (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11153-014-9500-3) has been reprinted in Kelly Clark (ed.) Readings in the Philosophy of Religion (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press), 298-309. Her book chapter ‘Feminist Philosophy of Religion’ appears in two Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Donald M. Borchert (ed.) Philosophy: Religion (Farmington Mills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA), 347-360, and Carol Hay (ed.) Philosophy: Feminism (Farmington Mills, MI: Macmillian Reference USA), 363-375.
Elizabeth is guest editor for a forthcoming special issue of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion on ‘Philosophy, Religion, and Hope’. Other forthcoming projects include book chapters ‘Patching Plantinga’s Ontological Argument by Making the Murdoch Move’, in Trent Dougherty and Jerry Walls (eds) The Plantinga Project: Two Dozen (or so) Theistic Arguments (Oxford University Press, 2018), and ‘Continental Philosophy’ in Jerome Gellman (ed.) The History of Evil, Volume VI (1950-2010) (Acumen, 2018).
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Philosophy of Religion; the philosophy of Iris Murdoch
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