Prof George Corbett

Prof George Corbett

Professor of Theology

Researcher profile

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George Corbett is Professor of Theology, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews. Prior to joining the School of Divinity in 2015, he held positions as Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy, Trinity College, and Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge, where he taught English literature, Italian literature, and theology. He received his BA (double first), MPhil (distinction), and PhD (AHRC-funded) from the University of Cambridge. He also studied in Pisa (as an Erasmus-Socrates exchange scholar at La Scuola Normale Superiore), Rome (Institutum Pontificium Alterioris Latinitatis), and Montella (Vivarium Novum). 

Prof. Corbett directs CEPHAS (a Thomistic Centre for Philosophy and Scholastic Theology), TheoArtistry (a project linking up theologians and artists), and co-directs the collaborative MLitt in Sacred Music


DI4511 Aquinas’ Theology

DI4829 The Religious World of Dante

DI5442 Religious Experience and Aesthetic Theory

DI5526 Selected Medieval Theologian

DI5601: Music and the Sacred in Theory and Practice

Research areas

Prof. Corbett has two principal areas of research: theology and the arts (with a focus on the theologian-poet Dante Alighieri) and historical and systematic theology (with a focus on Aquinas’ theology and its influence, and on Catholic theology).

PhD supervision

  • Rosemary Williams
  • Victoria Costa

Selected publications


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