Paul Griffiths

 Paul Griffiths
AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Warren Professor of Catholic Theology, Duke University Divinity School

B.A., Oxford University,
M.Phil., Oxford University,
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Paul J. Griffiths joined the faculty of Duke Divinity School in January 2008, as Warren Professor of Catholic Theology. He was born in England in 1955, and lived and was educated there until 1980, when he moved to the USA to complete his studies. Since 1980 he has lived mostly in the USA, becoming a US citizen in 1994. He married Judith Heyhoe in 1975, and has two children with her. He and his family were received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1996, having previously been Anglican. He has held academic positions at the University of Notre Dame (1986-1990), the University of Chicago (1984-1986, 1990-2000), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (2000-2007). His main intellectual interests and topics of publication include: post-1950 Catholic philosophical theology; the philosophical and political questions arising from religious diversity; fourth- and fifth-century African Christian thought (especially Augustine); and Gupta-period Indian Buddhist thought (especially Yogacara). He has published eight books as sole author, and seven more as co-author or editor, among which the most recent are: Reason and the Reasons of Faith with Reinhard Hütter (New York & London: T. & T. Clark, 2005), and Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2004). His next book, Intellectual Appetite: A Theological Grammar, will appear from the Catholic University Press of America in late 2008 or early 2009. His current projects include: a figural commentary on the Song of Songs; preliminary work toward a book on Christian skepticism, political, metaphysical, and eschatological; and a book with the working title How Catholics Think: An Essay on Intellectual Style.

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