Dr King-Ho Leung

Dr King-Ho Leung

Senior Research Fellow

Researcher profile

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King-Ho Leung joined the faculty at St Andrews in 2019, and was previously Lecturer in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Chester and Deputy Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Leung is currently co-director of research of the £2 million major research project Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. He was recently elected as one of the 'Emerging Scholars in Political Theology' by the Political Theology Network and awarded a non-residential research fellowship for the Panentheism and Religious Life project hosted between Johns Hopkins University and King’s College London.

Dr Leung has published broadly in philosophy (in journals including PhilosophyContinental Philosophy Review, Theory, Culture & Society, and Telos), philosophical theology (Modern Theology and the Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie) and ethics (Studies in Christian Ethics and Political Theology). He is currently completing a book on the understanding of philosophy as a spiritual practice and its relation to contemporary conceptions of secularity.


Current Teaching

PY5215 Ecophilosophy (Sessions on phenomenology, technology, and new materalism)

Previous Teaching

DI1012 Introduction to Practical Theology and Theological Ethics (Ethics component)
DI2010 Philosophical Theology (Modern philosophy component)
DI4928 Theological Anthropology (Module covenor and sole lecturer, 2019–2020)
DI5355 Persons: Divine and Human (On topics including race, technology and personhood)
DI5453 Practical Criticism (Special topic series on phenomenology and art)

Research areas

Dr Leung's research is primarily in post-Heideggerian philosophy, with an emphasis on metaphysics, phenomenology, selfhood, philosophy of religion, political theology and post-secularism. He is particularly interested in how understanding philosophy as a spiritual practice can inform our construal of the relation between philosophy and theology as well as the religious/secular divide.

PhD supervision

  • Lee Wakeman
  • Spencer Davidson

Selected publications


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