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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.

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.

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).

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.

MemberPhillip Long

Phillip J. Long is the chair of the Biblical Studies department at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught since 1998. He has served as the chair of the Midwest Evangelical Theological Society, 2013-2014.  His first book, Jesus the Bridegroom, was published by Wipf & Stock in 2012. He regularly contributes to Reading Acts (readingacts.com), a blog dedicated to New Testament studies.

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 am a doctoral candidate in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Baylor University studying the interlocutors in the book of Malachi.