Theology and Spirituality

Campion Hall’s Theological research is driven by the firm conviction that reason and faith enlighten each other and that each academic discipline has the power to reveal some aspect of truth.

The Jesuit intellectual, humanist tradition arose out of the confluence of the best of medieval scholastic thought, the burgeoning of humanism in the sixteenth century, and the spiritual genius of Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556). It has produced many significant thinkers, including Karl Rahner (systematic theology), Jon Sobrino (liberation theology), Joseph Fitzmyer (biblical studies), and Jack Mahoney (moral theology), a former fellow of Campion Hall.

Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises, the Ignatian worldview is a generous one, seeking to ‘find God in all things’ and taking human achievement, in all its creativity and complexity, with utmost seriousness.

The Campion Hall approach to theological inquiry is therefore rooted in a rich tradition whilst being outward looking and dialogical. It fosters sustained conversation with persons of different beliefs and persuasions to address critical matters of faith and meaning today.


Painted hands in Holi Festival of Colour

Professor Gavin Flood

I’m Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford. My background is in Religious Studies and I worked at a number of universities before coming to Oxford in 2005 as Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

Associated Fellows
Master and Senior Fellow in Theological Ethics
Senior Research Fellow in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Associate Fellow
Senior Research Fellow in Renaissance and Baroque Studies and Curator of the Campion Hall Collection
Senior Research Fellow in Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion
Fellow in Contemporary Church History
Associate Fellow
Fellow in Modern Catholic Theology
Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Theology
Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Theology