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Our Speakers

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Robin Le Poidevin is Professor of Metaphysics at the University of Leeds, where he has taught since 1989. He took an MA at the University of Oxford and a PhD at the University of Cambridge. He gave the Stanton Lectures in the Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge in 2007, and was the Editor of Religious Studies from 2010 to 2015. His publications include Arguing for Atheism (1996), Travels in Four dimensions (2003), The Images of Time (2007), Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction (2010) and Religious Fictionalism (2019). He is currently completing a book on contemporary metaphysics and the incarnation.


Carla Canullo is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Macerata, Italy. She graduated with a PhD in Philosophy and Human Sciences from the University of Perugia. Her research has focused on a number of French philosophers (Paul Ricoeur, F.P.G. Maine de Biran, Jean Nabert, Jean-Louis Chrétien, Jean-Luc Marion, Michel Henry, René Le Senne, Louis Lavelle). Currently she works with the Italian philosophical community, and has participated in research projects with philosophical communities in Canada (Montreal – McGill and Université de Montréal), Belgium (Louvain – La-Neuve), and France (Paris, Nice, Lille, Lyon). In addition to her continued research into phenomenology and hermeneutics, she has, in recent years, dealt with the philosophy of religion and interreligious dialogue, ethics and human rights, and currently, the possibility of thinking the ethos of Europe as a translated political and cultural identity.


Heiko Schulz is a Professor in the Department of Protestant Theology at Goethe-University Frankfurt. Dr. Schulz’s specialty is in Kierkegaard studies. Dr. Schulz also has published on various problems in philosophy of religion and theology.


Jayne Svenungsson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Lund University in Sweden. She is the author of Divining History: Prophetism, Messianism and the Development of the Spirit (Berghahn, 2016) and co-editor of Jewish Thought, Utopia and Revolution (Rodopi, 2014), Heidegger’s Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology (Palgrave, 2017) and The Ethos of History: Time and Responsibility (Berghahn, 2018). Her main areas of research are political theology and philosophy of history. In recent years she has also been working within the field of religion and aesthetics.

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Lubos Rojka is Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Prior to that, he taught the philosophy of religion at Trnava University (Slovakia, 2005-2012). Since 2009 he has been the coordinator of the Society of Christian Philosophy in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Lubos has been a member of various research groups in the field of philosophical theology and of the editorial board of Gregorianum. His main research interests are in the analytic philosophy of religion, and philosophy of mind and consciousness. His doctoral research (Boston College, 2005) focused on the philosophy of B. Lonergan. Since then he continues to expand on this work in a broader variety of topics and authors in systematic philosophical theology. His publications include The Eternity of God (2005), Who God is and Whether He Really Exists (2010), The Creation of the Universe Out of Nothing (2012), The Concept of God in the Analytical Philosophy of Religion (2018).

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Jessica Frazier is a Lecturer at the University of Oxford and the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Her work explores philosophies of self and Being in Indian thought and also Post-Heideggerian philosophy; her books include Hindu Worldviews: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality (Bloomsbury 2017), Categorisation in Indian Philosophy (Ashgate 2014), and Reality, Religion, and Passion (Lexington, 2008). She is also the author of numerous chapters and articles on phenomenology, metaphysics, notions of self, and comparative philosophy. Forthcoming books include Religion, Hinduism and the Sacred (Cambridge) as well as a philosophical exploration of the sublime in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s thought. She is also Managing Editor of the Journal of Hindu Studies (Oxford Journals), and an occasional contributor to BBC programmes.

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Marcel Sarot is Professor of Fundamental Theology and Dean of the Tilburg School of Theology, University of Tilburg.


Marius Timmann Mjaaland is Professor for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Oslo and President of the Nordic Society for Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of Autopsia (De Gruyter, 2008) and The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy and Political Theology (Indiana University Press, 2016). He has written numerous articles on phenomenology, theology, and political philosophy and has recently published the two volumes Formatting Religion: Across Politics, Education, Media, and Law (Routledge, 2019) and The Reformation of Philosophy (Mohr Siebeck, 2020).

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