Michael joined the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at University of Nottingham in 2018 having held a research fellowship at the University of Oxford for a number of years.  He has undergraduate degrees in physics, philosophy, engineering and theology and began his academic life at several universities in the Los Angeles area as a native Californian. Michael gave up working in the aerospace and robotics industries in California to pursue further graduate work in theology and philosophy at the University of Oxford under the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, George Pattison. He then moved to the University of St Andrews for three years as a researcher where he was formed considerably by the late John Webster and his students. Michael moved back to Oxford for two years holding a permanent research fellowship before coming to Nottingham in my present role as Assistant Professor of Christian Theology.

He is trained in philosophical theology, broadly defined, and particularly continental philosophy of religion but is increasingly sympathetic to and work with more analytic sources and scholars. He is a systematic/constructive theologian and specialises in the image of God/theological anthropology and eschatology. Michael also maintains a strong interest in religion and science with a focus on Science and Technology Studies, and evolution and dabble in Christian ethics with topics like political theology and bioethics. Finally, he does some work in religion and culture with interests in aesthetics and secularisation.

He is currently authoring my next book tentatively titled Death and Glory: Humanism, Transhumanism and Christianity. It is funded by two grants: Co-creating Ourselves? Deification and Creaturehood in an Age of Biotechnological Enhancement (The John Templeton Foundation) and Christian Flourishing in a Technological World (The Issachar Fund).

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