The Benjamin Tonna Lecture 2019: Nietzsche and how finally TO GET RID OF GOD by Prof Denys Turner on Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 1900hrs at The Old Refectory, The Arcbishop's Curia, Floriana

  • DENYS A. TURNER is a British academic in the fields of philosophy and theology. He is emeritus Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, a Chair he held after 2005, previously having been Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. Prior to his position at Cambridge, he was Professor of Theology and Head of Department at Birmingham and before that he was Head of the Department at the University of Bristol. Turner also worked at University College, Dublin and Manhattanville College, New York. He has been a Visiting Professor at Princeton University during the Fall Semester 2018. Professor Turner earned his B.A. and M.A from University College, Dublin and DPhil in Philosophy from Oxford University.
    He has taught on a wide range of subjects, including contemporary philosophy of religion, metaphysics, ethics, political and social theory, medieval philosophy and theology, and the history of medieval mysticism. His area of concentration is the study of the traditions of Western Christian mysticism, with special emphasis on doctrines of religious language and of selfhood and on the links between the classical traditions of spirituality and mysticism and the social and political commitments of Christianity. Professor Turner’s publications include Faith Seeking; The Darkness of God; Eros and Allegory; Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait; and most recently Faith, Reason, and the Existence of God.
    He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Catholic Institute for International Relations, the Committee for the World of Work of the Roman Catholic Conference of Bishops of England and Wales, the Laity Commission of the Roman Catholic Conference of Bishops of England and Wales, and the Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for England.