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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


Find out about the people that make up our Religions and Theology department.

We have one of the UK's highest international reputations for research.

You'll be taught by scholars of international standing who are linguists, anthropologists, theologians of several religions, philosophers, historians, and critical theorists.

Head of department

Academic staff

Lecturers from other departments

Emeritus professors

Honorary research fellows

  • Prof Loveday Alexander – New Testament
  • Revd Dr Martin John Broadley – Church History
  • Dr Kent Brower – New Testament
  • Dr Stephen Barton – New Testament
  • Dr Maria Cioată – Jewish Studies
  • Dr Matthew Collins – Hebrew Bible
  • Dr Adrian Curtis - Hebrew Bible
  • Revd F Gerald Downing – New Testament
  • Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton - Jewish Studies
  • Revd Canon Dr David Holgate – Christian Theology
  • Dr Walter Houston - Hebrew Bible
  • Dr Helen R Jacobus - Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Dr Gergely Juhasz – Church History
  • Dr Katharina Keim – Jewish Studies
  • Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz – New Testament
  • Dr David Lamb – New Testament
  • Prof Paul Middleton – New Testament
  • Prof Mary Mills – Hebrew Bible
  • Dr Peter Nockles - Church History
  • Dr Ion Popa - Holocaust Studies
  • Revd Canon Prof John Rodwell - Christian Theology
  • Rabbi Dr Reuven Silverman - Jewish Studies
  • Dr Jacqueline Suthren Hirst - South Asian Studies
  • Dr Dwight Swanson – Biblical Studies
  • Rt Revd Dr David Walker - Christian Theology
  • Dr John Zavos - South Asian Studies


Professional support staff

  • Gemma McCabe - Undergraduate Programme Administrator