Research Profile: Deborah Guess

Research Interests

Deborah’s main research area focuses on the issues raised for Church and theology by contemporary questions of ecology and environment and the extent to which the tradition is equipped to respond to these. Within this field, Deborah has specifically focused on thinkers Sallie McFague, Charles Birch, and Thomas Berry, on Christology (especially the Incarnation), and on Anglican thinkers Arthur Peacocke, Norman Pittenger and William Temple. Current and future research is focussed on the theology of place in relation to environment, the theology of a just and ecologically sustainable peace, and the treatment of the natural world in the Christian mystical tradition. Deborah is a member of the Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy, University of Divinity.


Research Supervision

Deborah invites research proposals on the study of ecological/environmental theology, the doctrine of creation, and Christology (particularly in relation to the Incarnation). Studies on the theology of place, war/peace and the environment, and the Christian mystical tradition will also be welcomed.


BA (Hons) London, BTheol. MCD, MTheol. MCD, PhD UD.

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Book Chapters and Journals

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