David O. Brown

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David O. Brown studied theology at Canterbury Christ Church University. After studying a range of courses from Patristics to Medieval mysticism and Biblical studies, he wrote his undergraduate dissertation on the Holy Spirit in the theology of Gregory of Nazianzus and graduated in 2007. A few years later, he returned to Canterbury to start his postgraduate research.

In the course of his preliminary research, he stumbled upon Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and was so captivated by the originality and ambition of his theology that David decided to focus on the continuing relevance of Teilhard’s Christology. In 2015, he submitted his thesis “Christ and Evolution: A Reinterpretation of the Christology of Teilhard de Chardin after Neo-Darwinism”, in which he argued that Teilhard's theology could still contribute to theology in a neo-Darwinian paradigm. 

Since completing his PhD, David has continued to research Christology and neo-Darwinism, albeit in a personal capacity. More recently, he has been exploring how Christology can inform a theology of divine activity in an evolutionary paradigm.​

The Phenomenon of Man: Reconciling Theology and Evolution

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin GUEST BLOG: How can theories of creation and evolution be reconciled? David O. Brown explores how one thinker’s efforts were an inspiration in writing his new book, Incarnation and Neo-Darwinism: Evolution, Ontology and Divine Activity. Sixty ye…

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