The Reverend Benjamin John King, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Church History and Director of the Advanced Degrees Program
B.A., Cambridge University, M.A., Cambridge University, Th.M., Harvard University, Ph.D., Durham University

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin King is associate professor of Church history and director of the Advanced Degrees Program. King went to Cambridge University as an undergraduate and as a seminarian, before coming to the U.S.A. to work as a parish priest in 2000. He since attained a master's in theology at Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in theology at Durham University in the U.K. From 2005 to 2009, King was Episcopal chaplain at Harvard University, where he also taught at Harvard Divinity School.

King's first book, Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England, published by Oxford University Press, was awarded a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2011. His second book, a co-edited volume called Receptions of Newman, was published by Oxford University Press in the fall of 2015. He is currently writing a book about the Oxford Movement’s view of the laity, and has co-edited The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman, both for Oxford University Press. He has lectured internationally on Newman and on the theology of Sarah Coakley.

The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman

Receptions of Newman

Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers, Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England

Winner of the 2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise


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