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Meet the Team

Dr Daniel Weiss - Chair of CIP Management Committee

Daniel H. Weiss took up his post in the Divinity Faculty in 2010, after previously teaching at the University of Virginia and at Oberlin College.  He earned his PhD at the University of Virginia, after having received his Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School.  Dr Weiss's research interests include the study of Judaism and philosophy of religion.

 

Professor Garth Fowden Academic Director

Garth Fowden read Modern History at Merton College, Oxford, and there also wrote his doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Henry Chadwick, on Pagan philosophers in late antique society, with special reference to Iamblichus and his followers (1979). Between 1978 and 1983 he held research fellowships at Peterhouse and at Darwin College, Cambridge. From 1983 to 1985 he taught Byzantine and Modern Greek History at Groningen University in the Netherlands, whence he moved to a position at the National Research Foundation, Athens, and then to the Sultan Qaboos Chair in 2013. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; and most recently (2012-13) the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

 

Charity Green – Administrator of Research and External Relations 

Charity Green is the Administrator of Research and External Relations for the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Programme, its events and activities, as well as broader research plans. Charity is on secondment from the Faculty of Education, and has a background in charity fundraising and marketing.

  

Dr Giles Waller - Teaching Associate in Christian Theology & Research Associate, CIP                   

Giles Waller joined the team in 2014. Formerly assisting CIP’s former Director Professor David Ford, he is now Teaching Associate in Christian Theology. Giles read Theology and Religious Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he also completed an MPhil. His doctoral research, also at Peterhouse, focused on the borderlands of Christian doctrine, literature, and philosophy, looking at the theological reception of Greek tragedy, with a particular comparative interest in Martin Luther’s theology of the cross. In 2011, along with Kevin Taylor, Giles edited a collection that brought together theologians and literary scholars, Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory (Ashgate), to which he contributed an essay on the role of tragedy in the work of Donald MacKinnon.

 

 

 

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RESEARCH: CIP Seminar - Dr Elizabeth Fowden

Oct 30, 2019

Research Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations - Dr Elizabeth Fowden 'From Deucalion's Flood to Abrahamic Rain-Prayers: Approaches to Sacred Space in Athens Friday, 8 November 2019 1.30-3.30pm in the Lightfoot Room

RESEARCH: CIP Seminar - Marietta van der Tol

Oct 30, 2019

Research Seminar in Inter-Religious Relations - Marietta van der Tol 'The Christian Nation in Protestant Thought: Old Wine in New Bottles?' Friday, 25 October 2019 12.30-2pm in the Lightfoot Room

NEWS: 'Scripture & Violence' Nominated for Research Impact Award

Oct 15, 2019

Dr Daniel Weiss & Dr Julia Snyder's research project challenging assumptions about religious texts and acts of violence is recognised at Vice-Chancellor's Research & Impact Engagement Awards 2019