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Dr George Pattison (1968)

Biography

George Pattison is a leading British systematic theologian and Anglican priest. He went from The Perse to obtain a Bachelor of Divinity and MA from the University of Edinburgh, and a PHD from the University of Durham.

He currently holds 1640 Chair of Divinity at the University of Glasgow. Prior to his appointment at the University of Glasgow, Pattison was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford and a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford from 2004 to 2013.

Pattison’s works range from historical, theological and philosophical engagement with the works of Hans Lassen Martensen, Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger and Fyodor Dostoyevsky to theological studies of the aesthetics of film and the visual arts. His latest work has engaged with philosophical notions of ontology, entering into the discussion about whether it is meaningful or helpful to speak of God in terms of “being”.

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