Today I want to introduce you to Karen Kilby. Karen is currently an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology here at Nottingham, but has recently been appointed to the Bede Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Durham. A post which she will take up in January 2014.
Karen was born and raised in Connecticut and did Mathematics and Religious Studies as an undergraduate at Yale. She then went to work at Cambridge, returning to Yale to do her PhD under George Lindbeck and Kathryn Tanner. David Kelsey, Nicholas Wolterstorff, George Lindbeck and Kathryn Tanner.
Karen’s work includes focus on specific modern theologians, especially Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar, as well as systematic theology (she has taught courses on the Trinity and on Christology) as well as more theory based theology (Liberation theology, Feminist theology, etc.) Karen’s approach to systematics tends to be historical, that is she is interested in showing how doctrines developed. Karen is also interested in the interplay between mathematics and theology.
Karen sadly does not have a full bibliography listed on the University’s Website, but below are some key texts she has written.
- Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012.
- Karl Rahner: A Brief Introduction, SPCK Publishing, 2007.
- Karl Rahner: Theology and Philosophy, Routledge, 2004.
Why Study Systematic Theology at the University of Nottingham?
Why Study The Proslogion of St Anselm?
Why study Karl Rahner?
Why Study Hans Urs von Balthasar?
The Theology of the Trinity with Tom O’Loughlin and Karen Kilby
Philosophy in Theology with Simon Oliver and Karen Kilby
The ‘Five Ways’ of St Thomas Aquinas with Tom O’Loughlin and Karen Kilby
I hope you’ve enjoyed Karen’s videos. If you find yourself wanting to know more, make sure to check out any of Karen’s books, they’re all of reasonable length and quite readable. Also, be on the look out for more work by Karen as she takes up her new, and well deserved, post at Durham.