Revd Dr Steven Shakespeare

Modern Church is pleased to announce the appointment of Revd. Dr Steven Shakespeare as the new editor of their academic journal Modern Believing.

Dr Shakespeare is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University, with strong research interests in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of animal ethics.

He takes over the role from the Revd. Jonathan Clatworthy, and will commence editorship with the January 2016 edition of Modern Believing.

About Dr. Steven Shakespeare

Dr Shakespeare gained his PhD at Cambridge University with a study of the  Danish thinker Kierkegaard, and currently serves as Treasurer of the  Kierkegaard Society of the UK.

His books include:

His most recent publication was a collection, edited with Claire Molloy and Charlie Blake, entitled Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (Continuum, 2012).

His research interests include the possibility for  constructive religious thought after the so-called 'death of God' and the  philosophical importance of the boundaries we draw between human and animal,  machine and organism, flesh and spirit.

Dr Shakespeare is one of the co-facilitators of the Association for the Continental Philosophy of Religion, which has gained a global reputation in  organising conferences and publications around cutting edge research themes. He is also one of the series editors for Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion with Ashgate Publishing.

In recognition of his contribution to the field, he is a  Fellow of the prestigious Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Patron of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals. He regularly contributes to  international conferences and publications. He teaches philosophy of religion and philosophical issues around personhood, as well as offering graduate  supervision in his areas of expertise.

In recognition of his contribution to the field, he is a  Fellow of the prestigious Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and Patron of the  Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals. He regularly contributes to  international conferences and publications. He teaches philosophy of religion and philosophical issues around personhood, as well as offering graduate supervision in his areas of expertise.

Dr Shakespeare takes over the role from the Revd Jonathan Clatworthy and will commence editorship with the January 2016 issue (57.1) of Modern Believing.

About Modern Believing

Modern Believing is the journal of Modern Church. It publishes  articles in Theology and related disciplines to promote theological liberalism.  Modern Believing is published by Liverpool University Press.

Modern Believing has a century long record of contributions from church leaders, established theologians, and newly-emerging  theological minds. It is committed to high academic standards and to high  accessibility, and it values each equally. It seeks to promote a critical, creative and constructive spirit in theological enquiry. It provides opportunities for new voices in the Academy and in the Church to become heard.

Modern Believing is published quarterly and indexed in the ATLA religion database.

Modern Believing is the journal of Theological Liberalism. It publishes articles in Modern Theology, Practical Theology, Theological Ethics, and in any academic area which promotes Liberalism in Theology and Church.