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  • Professor Emerita of Divinity, The University of St Andrews
  • Associate, The Department of Theology & Religion, Oxford University
  • Life Member, Clare Hall Cambridge University


  • B.A. First Class (1966) (The University of Keele). Joint honours degree in History and Political Institutions.
  • D.Phil. (1974) (Oxford University: Faculty of Modern History), thesis on ‘The British Response to the German Church Struggle, 1933-39’.
  • Th.M. (1976) (Harvard University: Department of Theology, Harvard Divinity School).
  • Th.D. (1983) (Harvard University: Department of Theology, Harvard Divinity School), thesis on ‘The Self’s Relation to God: A Study in Faith and Love’.
  • M.A. in Continental Philosophy with distinction (1994) (The University of Warwick: Department of Philosophy).
Daphne Hampson



Selected Articles

  • ‘On Power and Gender’, Modern Theology, 4, no. 3 (April 1988), reprinted in eds. E. Stuart and A. Thatcher Christian Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender (Leominster: Gracewing/ Fowler Wright and Wm. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, MI, 1996).
  • ‘Luther on the Self: A Feminist Critique’, Word and World, 8, no. 4 (Fall 1988).
  • ‘The Sacred, The Feminine and French Feminist Theory’, in eds. G. Pollock and V. Turvey Sauron, The Sacred and the Feminine: Imagination and Difference (London and New York, I. B. Tauris, 2007).
  • ‘Enlightenment 2008’, Caesar: A Journal of Religion and Human Values, vol. 2, no. 2 (Fall 2008).
  • ‘That Which Is God’, in eds. G. Howie and J. Jobling, Women and the Divine: Touching Transcendence (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
  • ‘Searching for God?’ in eds. M. McGhee and J. Cornwell, Philosophers and God: At the Frontiers of Faith and Reason (London and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009).
  • ‘Kant and the Present’, in ed. P. S. Anderson, New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Resistance and Spiritual PracticesThe Feminist Philosophy Collection (New York: Springer, 2010).
  •  ‘Post-Christian Thought’, in ed. D. Patte, The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
  •  ‘Freedom and Human Emancipation’, in eds N. Adams, G. Pattison & G. Ward, Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought (Oxford University Press, March 2013).
  • ‘The Question of God: Ethical and Epistemological Criteria’ in eds. N. Buxton & R. Noake, Religion, Society and God: The Role of Faith in Contemporary Britain (SCM Press, 2013).
  • ‘Luther Then and Now’, The Toronto Journal of Theology, Spring 2017.
  • ‘Luther, Lutheranism, and Post-Christianity’, ed. D. Nelson & Paul Hinlicky, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, 2017.


For Schools

  • ‘Why Christian Claims Cannot be Upheld’, RS Review, 14.2, Jan. 2018, 26-29.
  • ‘Why Christianity is Inevitably Sexist’, RS Review, 14.3, April 2018, 2-5.
  • ‘Is God a Woman? Religious Language and the Concept of God’, Dialogue, 54, April 2020.