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Dr

Russell Re Manning

  • Reader and Senior Lecturer: Philosophy and Ethics (Western Philosophy)
  • Email: r.remanning@bathspa.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)1225 875493
  • School or Department: CoLA - Culture and Environment
  • Campus: Newton Park
  • Office: NP.CM.2
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Personal statement

Russell Re Manning is a philosopher of religion with wide-ranging research and teaching interests in modern and contemporary philosophy and theology.

Dr Re Manning's research engages four related areas: the intellectual history of natural theology; theologies of culture; philosophy of religion; and topics in science and religion. Current projects include work on contemporary revivals of natural theology, a study of the Boyle Lectures (1692-1732), an analysis of the use of the concept of emergence in Christian theology, and development of a critical edition of the works of Paul Tillich in English.

Dr Re Manning is Visiting Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is co-convenor of the revived series of Boyle Lectures in Science and Religion, held annually at the church of St Mary-le-Bow. He was co-chair of the American Academy of Religion Group 'Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture' and is past-President of the North American Paul Tillich Society.

In November 2011, Dr Re Manning presented The Paul Tillich Lecture at Harvard University, with the title: 'The Religious Meaning of Culture: Paul Tillich and Beyond.'

In June 2012 Dr Re Manning was awarded a grant from the Uses and Abuses of Biology Grant Programme to fund a two-year investigation ('Emergence: From Biology to Theology') into the uses (and abuses) of the concept of emergence in contemporary theology.

Recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology (OUP, 2014), Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century (SCM, 2014) and The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich (CUP, 2009).

He welcomes enquiries from potential PhD students in any area of Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, in particular projects on Natural Theology, Paul Tillich, and the idea of Utopia.

Academic qualifications

  • MA University of Oxford
  • MPhil University of Cambridge
  • PhD University of Cambridge

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • International Society for Science and Religion
  • British Society for Philosophy of Religion
  • European Society for Philosophy of Religion
  • Society for Systematic Theology
  • North American Paul Tillich Society
  • Deutsche Paul-Tillich-Gesellschaft
  • Association Paul Tillich d'Expression Francaise

Research and academic outputs

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Retrieving the radical Tillich: his legacy and contemporary importance
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Re Manning, R, ed. (2015) Retrieving the radical Tillich: his legacy and contemporary importance. Radical theologies . Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9781137380838


Science and religion in the twenty-first century: the Boyle Lectures, 2004-2013
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Re Manning, R and Byrne, M (2013) Science and religion in the twenty-first century: the Boyle Lectures, 2004-2013. SCM Press, London. ISBN 9780334045946


The Oxford handbook of natural theology
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Re Manning, R, ed. (2013) The Oxford handbook of natural theology. Oxford handbooks in religion . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780199556939


Faith and reason
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Re Manning, R (2017) 'Faith and reason.' In: Rasmussen, J, Wolfe, J and Zachhuber, J, eds. The Oxford handbook of nineteenth-century Christian thought. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198718406 (Forthcoming)


Life, sex, and ambiguity
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Re Manning, R (2017) 'Life, sex, and ambiguity.' In: Dumas, M, Richard, J and Wagoner, B, eds. Les ambiguïtés de la vie selon Paul Tillich. de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 39-50. ISBN 9783110486254


Evil in the early twentieth century: theological perspectives
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Re Manning, R (2017) 'Evil in the early twentieth century: theological perspectives.' In: Harrison, V, ed. The history of evil in the early twentieth century. History of evil, V . Routledge, London. (Forthcoming)


"The incompleteness of the completed": eternal God, eternal life, and the eternal now
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Re Manning, R (2016) '"The incompleteness of the completed": eternal God, eternal life, and the eternal now.' In: Ziegler, P.G, ed. Eternal God, eternal life. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9780567666833


From order to God
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Re Manning, R (2016) 'From order to God.' In: Cartwright, N and Ward, K, eds. Rethinking order after the laws of nature. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 223-232. ISBN 9781474244060


The shape of British theology in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries
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Re Manning, R (2016) 'The shape of British theology in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.' In: Hébert, M and Reijnen, A.M, eds. Paul Tillich et Karl Barth: accords et antagonismes théologiques. Tillich-Studien (23). LIT Verlag, Munster. ISBN 9783643900470


Unwritten theology: notes towards a natural theology of music
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Re Manning, R (2015) 'Unwritten theology: notes towards a natural theology of music.' In: Stone-Davis, F.J, ed. Music and transcendence. Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 65-74. ISBN 9781472415950


Radical apologetics: Paul Tillich and radical philosophical atheism
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Re Manning, R (2015) 'Radical apologetics: Paul Tillich and radical philosophical atheism.' In: Re Manning, R, ed. Retrieving the radical Tillich: his legacy and contemporary importance. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 233-247. ISBN 9781137380838


Introduction: the real Tillich is the radical Tillich
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Re Manning, R (2015) 'Introduction: the real Tillich is the radical Tillich.' In: Re Manning, R, ed. Retrieving the radical Tillich: his legacy and contemporary importance. Radical theologies . Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9781137380838


Natural theology reconsidered (again)
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Re Manning, R (2017) 'Natural theology reconsidered (again).' Theology and Science, 15 (3). pp. 289-301. ISSN 1474-6700


The arts leading theology: the case of Anselm Keiefer
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Re Manning, R (2014) 'The arts leading theology: the case of Anselm Keiefer.' ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, 25 (2).


Belief-ful realism revisited: Paul Tillich’s theology of art and the realist turn
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Re Manning, R (2016) Belief-ful realism revisited: Paul Tillich’s theology of art and the realist turn. In: American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting, 10 -22 November 2016, San Antonio, Texas, USA.


Absolute faith, correlation, and contemporary continental atheism
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Re Manning, R (2015) Absolute faith, correlation, and contemporary continental atheism. In: Ultimate Concern: Paul Tillich, Buddhism, Confucianism, 12-13 July 2015, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.


Correlating continental atheism
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Re Manning, R (2015) Correlating continental atheism. In: The 10th Annual Meeting of The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, 14-17 May 2015, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Natural theology reconsidered (again)
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Re Manning, R (2015) Natural theology reconsidered (again). In: The Boyle Lecture, 25 February 2015, St Mary-le-Bow, London.


Whither philosophy of religion?
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Re Manning, R (2015) Whither philosophy of religion? In: D Society Public Seminar Series, 20 February 2015, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK. (Unpublished)


Dark reflections: Tillich, sex, and ambiguity
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Re Manning, R (2015) Dark reflections: Tillich, sex, and ambiguity. In: Paul Tillich (1886-1965): Philosophy, Mystery, Love, 26 September 2015, University of Glasgow, Scotland.


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