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.
- MA University of Oxford
- MPhil University of Cambridge
- PhD University of Cambridge
- 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