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I am currently pursuing a PhD on the theme of Friendship in St. Augustine's In Iohannis tractatus euangelium. Friendship is a central theme in Augustine's understanding of love and unity, which is… read more

"St Augustine: Friendship as Sacred Binding". 'Tension(s)', Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Sheffield Postgraduate Colloquium. 6th June, 2017

"figurabat ecclesiam": Friendship, Figuration and the Unity of the Church. 7th Patristic Conference, Cardiff University, 5th September, 2018 (Forthcoming publication, Studia Patristica, 2020)

Augustine's Appropriation of Cyprian's Unitive Tropes from De Ecclesiae Catholicae Unitate within his In Iohannis Euangelium Tractatus 1-16. XVIII International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford, August, 2019. (Forthcoming publication, Studia Patristica, 2021)

Current Research

I am currently pursuing a PhD on the theme of Friendship in St. Augustine's In Iohannis tractatus euangelium. Friendship is a central theme in Augustine's understanding of love and unity, which is well known through his writings, particularly his Confessions. Within the theology of John's gospel, friendship is also an important locus of ideas within John's theology of love. In Augustine's treatment of the text, I am exploring how he utilises this rich vision of friendship and how it presents itself in his mind through the text.

Past Research

My past interests have been in systematic theology, Patristics and Philosophy. My Master's dissertation was entitled: God, Us and the Other: Love in the theology of Augustine of Hippo, Bernard of Clairvaux and Thomas Aquinas. I was interested in the theologies of love and how context and development influences the grammar, and within the experience of love as an 'image bearing creature' of what it means to say, God is love. I was very much interested by the way the three thinkers on this matter approached the subject and how it dovetailed with their wider thoughts on God, ourselves and others.

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
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