Brandon Gallaher

Brandon Gallaher
  • University of Exeter
  • Lecturer
  • Affiliation During NDIAS Fellowship: University of Oxford
  • Residential Fellow (2013-2014)
  • "Primacy, Papacy and the Challenge of Secularism in Modern Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Theology"

Brandon Gallaher is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2014) in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. He specializes in modern Trinitarian theology and political theology in Christian East and West. He has a particular interest in inter-religious dialogue and has been involved with Hindu-Christian dialogue (in conjunction with the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace), Islamic-Christian dialogue (through the Building Bridges Seminar at Georgetown University and the Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace) and is participating in a consultation with the World Council of Churches (WCC) on ecclesiology in the context of religious plurality.

Professor Gallaher is the author of numerous articles in Modern Theology,Scottish Journal of TheologySobornostSt. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterlyand Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies. He is also co-editor of The Patristic Witness of Georges Florovsky: Essential Writings (forthcoming; with Paul Ladouceur) and co-author of When the Son of Man Didn’t Come: A Constructive Proposal Regarding the “Delay of the Parousia” (forthcoming; with Christopher Hays, Julia Konstantinovsky, Richard Ounsworth and Casey Strine), an interdisciplinary volume on eschatology. His most recent work, Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology (forthcoming, 2014), examines the tension between God and the world in the Trinitarian theologies of Sergii Bulgakov, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Karl Barth. He co-edits the constructive theology book reviews for Marginalia: A Review of Books in HistoryTheology and Religion and serves on the Steering Committee for the Eastern Orthodox Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

Professor Gallaher has served as Lecturer in Theology at Keble College, and he is an Elected Fellow of the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR), Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University; a member of the British Association for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES); and a member of the British Early Careers Association of Theologians (BECAT). His research has been supported by grants, fellowships and scholarships from the British Academy, the Overseas Research Studentship (ORS), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Regent’s Park College and the University of Oxford.