Celebrating Theology Faculty from the University of Nottingham: Philip Goodchild


Dear Friends and Family,

Today’s faculty member of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at Nottingham is Prof of Religion and Philosophy Philip Goodchild. Now, I have to be fair, I don’t know Philip as well as I do some of the other members of our faculty, but I will be working with him next year when I teach a section of the undergraduate course Great Religious Texts.

Philip did Mathematics as well as Theology and Religious Studies for his undergraduate at Churchill College, Cambridge. He then went on to do his MA and PhD at Lancaster College, after taking a two year break to work. His MA dissertation was on Friedrich Nietzsche and his PhD thesis focused on Gilles Deleuze. Philip sees his three main areas of research as Continental philosophy of religion; the theology of money and globalisation; and truth and religious difference. While I’ve never sat in on one of Philip’s lectures, I can say that he is always capable of asking penetrating questions and giving wonderful insights during departmental seminars


  • GOODCHILD, P., 2013. On philosophy as a spiritual exercise: a symposium Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press.)
  • GOODCHILD P, 2013. The Future of Liberation. In: JOHN D. CAPUTO, CLAYTON CROCKETT and JEFF ROBBINS, eds.,The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion Fordham University Press. (In Press.)
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2013. Exposing Mammon: Devotion to money in a market society Dialog: A Journal of Theology.52(1), 51-61
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2012. What is wrong with the global financial system? Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics.24(1), 7-28
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2012. Thinking and Life: Philosophy as a Spiritual Exercise. In: STEVEN SHAKESPEARE and KATHARINE MOODY, eds., Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life Ashgate. 165-176
  • GOODCHILD, PHILIP, 2012. Engaged Philosophy of Religion Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory. 12(2), 52-68
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2011. Deleuze and philosophy of religion. In: JOY, M., ed., Continental philosophy and philosophy of religion Springer. 139-164
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2011. The Shadow Side of Debt Common Knowledge. 17(2), 375-382 (In Press.)
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2011. A Theological Interpretation of the Financial Crisis Modern Believing. 52(1), 10-20
  • GOODCHILD, PHILIP, 2011. Is the Secular Age as Secular as it Takes Itself to Be? Kritika & Kontext. XVI(43), 84-91
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2010. Philosophy as a Way of Life: Deleuze on Thinking and Money SubStance. 39(1), 24-37
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2010. The Market, God and Ascetic Life. In: ILKKA PYYSIAINEN, ed., Religion, Economy and Cooperation Walter de Gruyter. 219-236 (In Press.)
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2010. Economies of promise: on Caesar and Christ. In: BRADLEY, A. and FLETCHER, P., eds., The politics to come: power, modernity and the messianic Continuum. 141-160
  • GOODCHILD, P. & N. OTHERS, 2010. Hypocrisy. In: SMITH, A.P. and WHISTLER, D., eds., After the Postsecular and the Postmodern: New Essays in Continental Philosophy of Religion Cambridge Scholars Press. 380-398
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2009. Theology of Money Duke University Press.
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2009. The Political and the Religious Philosophical Meditations. 1(1), 10-18
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2008. The Reasonableness of Philosophy of Religion. In: CHEETHAM, D and KING, R, eds.,Contemporary Practice and Method in the Philosophy of Religion: New Essays London: Continuum. 188-203
  • GOODCHILD, P, 2007. Theology of Money London: SCM-Canterbury Press.
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2006. Truth and Utopia Telos. NUMB 134, 64-82
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2005. Capital and Kingdom: An Eschatological Ontology. In: DAVIS, C., MILBANK, J. and ŽIŽEK, S., eds., Theology and the Political: the New Debate Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 127-152
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2005. Proslogion. In: BENSON, B.E. and WIRZBA, N., eds., The Phenomenology of Prayer New York: Fordham University Press.
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2005. On ‘Religion’: Speeches to its Cultural Despisers. In: CROSSLEY, J.G. and KARNER, C., eds.,Writing History, Constructing Religion Aldershot: Ashgate. 49-63
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2004. Debt, Epistemology and Ecotheology Ecotheology. 9(2), 151-177
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2004. The Return of the Prophet: A Dialogue’ Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory. 5(2), 58-77
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2004. Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. In: SIMONS, J., ed., Contemporary Critical Theorists: From Lacan to Said Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press. 168-184
  • GOODCHILD, P., ed., 2003. Difference in philosophy of religion Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2003. Oil and Debt: The Collision between Economy and Ecology Situation Analysis. 2, 5-17
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2002. Capitalism and religion: the price of piety London: Routledge.
  • GOODCHILD, P., ed., 2002. Rethinking philosophy of religion: approaches from continental philosophy New York: Fordham University Press.
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2002. Death and Enlightenment in Twelve Brief Episodes Angelaki. VOL 7(PART 2), 39-50
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2000. Spirit of Philosophy: Derrida and Deleuze Angelaki. VOL 5(PART 2), 43-58
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2000. The Logic of Sacrifice in the Book of Job: Philosophy and the Practice of Religion Cultural Values. VOL 4(PART 2), 167-193
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2000. Job as Apologetic: The Role of the Audience Religion. VOL 30(PART 2), 149-168
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2000. Why is Philosophy so Compromised with God?. In: Deleuze and Religion London: Routledge.156-166
  • GOODCHILD, P., 2000. Review of Richard King, ‘Orientalism and Religion’ Religion. 30(3), 300-302
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1999. Money, Gift and Sacrifice: Thirteen Short Episodes in the Pricing of Thought Angelaki. VOL 4(PART 3), 25-40
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1999. Review of Paul Heelas (ed), ‘Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity’ Religion. 21(3), 290-292
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1998. Review of Pamela Sue Anderson, ‘A Feminist Philosophy of Religion’ Religion. 20(4), 435-437
  • GOODCHILD, P.S., 1997. Theory, Culture & Society. 14(2), 1-2/39-50
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1997. Time and Evaluation Antithesis. 8(2), 35-54
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1996. Gilles Deleuze and the question of philosophy Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1996. A Theological Passion for Deleuze Theology. VOL 99(ISSUE 791), 357-365
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1996. Deleuze and Guattari: An Introduction to the Politics of Desire London: Sage.
  • GOODCHILD, P., 1995. Christian Ethics in the Postmodern Condition Studies in Christian Ethics. VOL 8(NUMBER 1),20


Philip has thus far only done a few videos for the department, but he does appear occasionally in the Bibledex videos.

Why Study Money and Theology

Why Study Philosophy as a Spiritual Exercise?

Why Study Religious Diversity with Philip Goodchild

I hope you enjoyed Philip’s videos. Perhaps if more people show interest in them they will do more. Who knows? Take a look at Philip’s work to see more about his interests and approach to theology and philosophy.


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