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Wardlaw Professor of Theology, Aesthetics and Culture at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, David Brown has focused his research and writing on the relations between theology and the wider culture, initially in relation to philosophy and, in recent years, as expressed through the arts, both historically and at the present time. He also has published on more general doctrinal issues and contributed to ongoing discussions in ethics and philosophical theology. Educated at Keil School and then at University of Edinburgh, where he took first class honors in classics, he earned first class honors in philosophy and theology at Oxford University and received a Ph.D. in moral philosophy from Cambridge University in 1975. He studied for the Anglican priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge, and was ordained in 1976. Dr. Brown then returned to Oxford as a tutor in theology and philosophy at Oriel College, where he was a fellow and chaplain, and as a university lecturer in ethics and philosophical theology. He was named Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University in 1990 and accepted his present position in 2007. He has lectured widely in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and also in Israel and Australia. A member of the British Academy, he currently serves on the editorial board of The International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church and on the advisory board for a series of books on philosophical theology published by Peter Lang in Frankfurt. Dr. Brown has published numerous articles in academic journals and edited eight books. He is the co-author of another as well as the author of eleven books, including Choices: Ethics and the Christian (1983), The Divine Trinity (1985), Continental Philosophy and Modern Theology (1987), Invitation to Theology (1989), The Word to Set You Free: Living Faith and Biblical Criticism (1995), Through the Eyes of Saints: A Pilgrimage through History (2005), and a major five-volume series for Oxford University Press linking biblical revelation and other experiences of God to the arts and to culture more broadly: Tradition and Imagination (1999), Discipleship and Imagination (2000), both on biblical revelation, and God and Enhancement of Place (2004), God and Grace of Body (2007), and God and Mystery in Words (2008), on more general human experience of God. He is currently working on a new book on kenotic Christology to be published simultaneously in French and English in 2010, as well as editing a substantial volume (with thirty contributors) on every facet of the history of Durham Cathedral where he was residentiary canon for seventeen years.