Oliver O’Donovan is currently Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He was Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church at the

University of Oxford from 1982 until 2006, before which he taught at

Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (1972-7) and at Wycliffe College, Toronto

(1977-82). He also is a past President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics.


as a priest of the Church of England, he has been an active participant

in ecumenical dialogue and has served on the General Synod. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 2000.


has held distinguished visiting lectureships in the Universities of

Durham and Cambridge, the Gregorian University in Rome, Mc Master

University in Hamilton, Ontario, St. Patricks College, Maynooth, St.

Johns College, Hong Kong, and Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena,


He is the author of The Problem of Self-Love in Saint

Augustine (Yale 1979), Begotten or Made? (Oxford University Press,

1984), Resurrection and Moral Order (Eerdmans, 1986), On the Thirty-Nine

Articles (Paternoster, 1986), Peace and Certainty (Eerdmans, 1989), The

Desire of the Nations (Cambridge University Press, 1996), Common

Objects of Love (Eerdmans, 2002) and The Ways of Judgment (2005).