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MemberStella Marega

Political Philosopher and Politologist. My research focuses on the relationships between philosophy, religion and politics, with special attention to the processes of re-divinization of politics and to the eschatological tension in modern political movements. I investigated thoroughly the thought of Eric Voegelin, Karl Löwith, Jakob Taubes, Alois Dempf, and the legacy of Joachim of Fiore’s eschatological theology of history in modern society. I also deal with problems of symbolic interpretations of political power, corporeality and apocalypse in post-modern imagery and in popular culture.

MemberUlrike Wuttke

Ulrike Wuttke (Doctor of Literature, Universiteit Gent 2012) is a medievalist and textual scholar by training with a specialisation in Medieval Dutch Literature and active in medieval eschatology, historiography, and book and library history. She contributes to projects and networks in digital preservation and digital arts and humanities via groups such as the Working Group Data Centres of the Verband Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum (deputy convenor). She studied Dutch and English Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin and with a grant from the DAAD at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD from Universiteit Gent with a study on medieval Dutch eschatology. Since completing her PhD, she has worked in the context of Digital (Humanities) Research Infrastructures. She has been the Scientific Coordinator of the AGATE-project for the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, worked for the Humanities Data Centre (HDC) for the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Göttingen eResearch Alliance (eRA) for the Göttingen State and University Library. In the context of both projects she was strongly involved in the general strategic development and especially in the development of services according to feedback from the community. She was also responsible for public relations, communication and outreach as well as for training and personal counselling on data management, open access and Digital Humanities. She joined the PARTHENOS project and University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FH Potsdam) in April 2017.

MemberA.G. Holdier

I am a master’s student in the Philosophy department of the University of Arkansas. My current research focuses on the semantics/pragmatics divide and other issues in the philosophy of language (including contextualism, deixis, and the meaning of gestures). I am also a graduate candidate in the Office of Sustainability’s certificate program exploring the relationship between green business practices and animal ethics. Additional interests include embodiment’s implications for moral psychology, axiological grounding and its relationship to political ecology, various issues in the philosophy of religion (atheological arguments, philosophical eschatology, theological aesthetics), and Ancient Greek philosophy (specifically, Plato).

MemberHelen Spurling

…g, ‘A revival in Jewish apocalyptic? Change and continuity in the seventh-eighth centuries with special reference to Pirqe Mashiaḥ’, in: Hagit Amirav, Emmanouela Grypeou and Guy Stroumsa, eds, Apocalypticism and Eschatology in Late Antiquity: Encounters in the Abrahamic Religions, 6th-8th Centuries, Leuven, Peeters Publishers, 2017.

Helen Spurling, ed., The Jews and Political Discourse, Special Issue, Jewish Culture and Histo…

My research focuses on the interpretation of midrashic literature, with particular reference to Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim relations, Jewish history from biblical times to Late Antiquity, and apocalypticism and eschatology. Following a BA in Theology and an MPhil in Hebrew Bible, I completed my PhD at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, examining Jewish apocalyptic texts as a response to the emergence of Islam. I then worked as a Research Associate first at the University of Sheffield (2003-2005) and then the University of Cambridge (2005-2009) before joining the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations in 2009.

MemberDavid A. Burnett

David A. Burnett has completed doctoral coursework toward a PhD in Religious Studies in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant and research assistant in the Department of Theology at Marquette. He has also studied at Tantur Ecumenical Institute of the University of Notre Dame in Jerusalem, Israel and Oxford University. His work has been published with Fortress Academic/Lexington Press and in the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters. His research interests include early Jewish apocalyptic, esoteric, and mystical traditions within the reception and interpretation of scripture in the Second Temple period and the integral role these traditions play in the study of Christian origins. More specifically, he is interested in the origins and development of early Jewish and Christian deification and angelomorphic traditions, the development of Messianism and Christology, and apocalyptic eschatology and resurrection beliefs in Early Judaism and Christian origins. His current research agenda focuses on tracing these streams of tradition in Pauline literature and thought, Luke-Acts, and the exploration and (re)description of the parting of the ways between early Judaism and Christianity.

MemberJonathan Marc Platter

I am a first year PhD student in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge. My thesis explores the relationship between the doctrines of divine simplicity and the Trinity, with special attention to the revisionary metaphysics of Robert W Jenson. I am an adjunct instructor for Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK, USA). I am interested in Christian and Platonic metaphysics, particularly in participation and the analogia entis. I am also interested in theological aesthetics, the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the theology of sanctification, and theological epistemology.

MemberNathan Hays

… cum laude)                                                
Major: Religion, Minor: Greek
Thesis: “Adam’s Literary Afterlife: From Primordial History to Apocalyptic Eschatology” under the supervision of Professor Kenneth Jones (History Department)
 
Junior Semester Abroad, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland, spring 2009 …

I study the literature of the Persian period, specifically the book of Malachi.