University of Oxford   |   Faculty of Theology & Religion   |   Trinity College    |   Centre for Theology & Modern European Thought

Johannes Zachhuber   MA, DPhil

Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology
Fellow and Tutor in Theology at Trinity College

Graduate Teaching and Supervision

Masters teaching

I regularly teach for the MSt and the MPhil in Modern Theology and am happy to consider applicants for these courses. Apart from individually supervised shorter essays and a dissertation, these courses involve two seminar series: ‘Methods and Styles in Modern Theology’ in Michaelmas Term and ‘Doctrine and Doctrines’ in Hilary Term. For details about syllabi and exams see the Faculty website.

Doctoral supervision

I consider applications for DPhil students in all my research areas.
I currently supervise 10 DPhil students.
I offer a termly graduate conference (Graduate Day) at which graduate students can present and discuss their current work in progress.

Research topics of current and recent supervisees

  • The centrality of the supernatural thesis to the early theology of Henri de Lubac
  • A Rahnerian study of the hypostatic union: In search of a dynamic Christology
  • Freedom in the theologies of Wolfhart Pannenberg and Gustavo Guttiérez
  • ‘The Spirit and the Letter’ in Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Theological critique of metaphysics in Gerhard Ebeling
  • Anglican ecclesiology in dialogue with Jacques Derrida
  • Textbooks for ‘Renewing Protestantism’: Friedrich Schleiermacher, Karl Hagenbach and the project of theological encyclopaedia in nineteenth-century Germany
  • ‘Unconscious Christianity’: A neglected element in Dietrich Bonhoeffer‘s late theology
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s encounter with Roman Catholicism
  • Trinity and time in Robert Jenson
  • Prophecy and apocalypticism in contemporary premillenarian dispensationalism
  • Theological motifs in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road
  • The religious dimension of 19th century French decadence literature
  • Heidegger’s secular eschatology in his early work (1909-1929): The work by Judith Wolfe (now a lecturer at the University of St Andrews) has been published as Heidegger’s Eschatology: Theological Horizons in Martin Heidegger’s Early Work

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