New Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford

Carol Harrison to be Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford University


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Professor Carol Harrison has recently been appointed to the Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University. Harrison is currently Professor of History and Theology of the Latin West in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham. Over the last couple of decades, her research has primarily focused on Augustine of Hippo. She has written on various subjects related to his thought: to mention a few, her book Beauty and Revelation in the thought of Saint Augustine (1992) dealt with his theological aesthetics; Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity (2000) was dedicated to contextualizing his thought; and Rethinking Augustine’s Early Theology: an argument for continuity (2006) examined his reading of Paul in the 390s. Harrison’s most recent interests seem to involve theology of music. She has co-founded the Durham International Network for Music Theology, and her forthcoming project will focus on the Fathers’ attitudes to music. Harrison’s professorship at Oxford will take effect from January 1st, 2015.