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Prof Oliver Crisp

Prof Oliver Crisp

Professor of Analytic Theology

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Oliver Crisp joined the Divinity School in the autumn of 2019, having previously taught at Fuller Theological Seminary in California (2011-2019), the University of Bristol (2006-2011), and St Andrews (2002-2004). He has also held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame (2004-5;2019), and the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton (2008-9).

He is best known for his work in analytic theology, and is a Senior Editor of the Journal of Analytic Theology, and a series co-editor (with Professor Michael Rea) of the Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology. He also organises the annual Los Angeles Theology Conference series with Professor Fred Sanders, and is co-chair of the Christian Systematic Theology Unit for the American Academy of Religion. 

Oliver has been Principal Investigator for the $2m grant "Analytic Theology for Theological Formation" at Fuller Theological Seminary (2015-2018). He is currently co-investigator for the $1.5m TheoPsych grant (2018-2021), working alongside Professor Justin Barrett and Dr Kutter Callaway at Fuller Seminary. Both grants were funded through the generosity of the John Templeton Foundation. He has also been a grantee of the BioLogos Foundation ($102k) for work on the doctrine of original sin (2013-14).

Oliver received degrees in Divinity from the University of Aberdeen (BD, MTh), and Philosophy of Religion from the University of London (PhD). He also holds a higher doctorate from Aberdeen for his work in theology and philosophy (DLitt).

Research areas

Systematic theology, analytic theology, historical theology, particularly in the Reformed tradition.

PhD supervision

  • Jon Kelly
  • Dennis Bray

Selected publications


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