Dr. Andrew Davison is a lecturer in the Divinity Faculty of the University of Cambridge, and a fellow at Corpus Christi College, where he is also the Dean of Chapel. He is a regular contributor to Church Times and the Times Literary Supplement. Since 2014, he has been the Canon Philosopher of St Albans Cathedral.

We had one wonderful conversation and touch on a bunch of different topics including.

– how one relates to the tradition
– how a person doubts and questions versus a tradition doubting and questioning
– the task of preaching within an academic community
– exploring the concept of “participation”
– contesting Harnack’s Hellenization thesis
– how to be a metaphysical realist
– the nature of the “gift” & being constituted as receivers
– Aristotle’s four causes and contemporary science
– the extended evolutionary synthesis
– role of philosophy for theologians
– materialism without disenchantment
– virtue ethics and participation
– participation and atonement
– intra-finite participation
– how to be a “particularity mystic”
– quantitative and qualitative finitude

Davison recommends these two books –  The Human Wisdom of St. Thomas and An Augustine Synthesis.

Books from Dr. Davison