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Daphne Hampson

'Religion as Gender Politics - and beyond'; November 28, 4-5.30pm, Wolfson Research Exchange

Daphne Hampson is a British theologian. Educated at Oxford and at Harvard, she held a personal Chair in 'Post-Christian Thought' at the University of St Andrews. Hampson's distinctive theological position has both gained her notoriety and been widely influential. Holding that Christianity is neither true nor moral (in not being gender inclusive), she believes the overcoming of patriarchal religion to be fundamental to human emancipation. As a theologian Hampson has always held to a 'realist' position, in which the understanding of 'that which is God' is based in human religious experience.

Select publications

Theology and Feminism (Oxford:Basil Blackwell, 1990)

After Christianity (London: SCM Press, 1996, 2002)

Swallowing a Fishbone? Feminist Theologians Debate Christianity, ed. (London: SPCK, 1996)

Christian Contradictions: The Structures of Lutheran and Catholic Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2001, paperback 2004)

Kierkegaard: Exposition and Critique (Oxford University Press, April 2013)


Professor Daphne Hampson (St Andrews, Emerita); Associate of the Department of Theology and Religion, Oxford; Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge