Dr Angus M Slater

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Dr Angus M Slater BA (Hons), PhD, SFHEA

  • Assistant Academic Director (Postgraduate Taught)
  • Senior Lecturer in Theology and Interfaith Studies

E-mail: a.slater@uwtsd.ac.uk

Currently the Assistant Academic Director (Postgraduate Taught) in the Institute of Education and Humanities looking after PGT courses across the Humanities and Senior Lecturer in Theology and Interfaith Studies, teaching on postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Theology, Religious Studies, Islamic, and Interfaith Studies.

I am also responsible for developing the focus on interfaith issues at UWTSD, providing doctoral supervision to students across the Humanities, and safeguarding and equalities roles in the University.

After graduating from Lancaster University in Religious Studies, I continued there for my postgraduate study, focusing on aspects of Inter-religious Dialogue, Christian Theology and Islamic Law. I have previously worked at Lancaster University, the University of Cumbria, and Keele University, before being appointed at UWTSD.

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies
  • British Association for Islamic Studies
  • British Society fort Middle Eastern Studies
  • Society for the Study of Theology

My research interests are centred around theological considerations of authority and aesthetics within the Christian and Islamic traditions, including queer approaches to authority, the formation of identity and the role that aesthetics play in religious construction.

More broadly, I am interested in examining the role that the nation state, and its various institutions, plays in the social and cultural development of “interfaith dialogue” and in the formation of religious identity.

I welcome enquiries about PhD study in Interfaith Studies, Christian-Muslim Studies, and Gender and Contemporary Critical Theory.

My research interest largely lies in the interaction between religious faith and the way that they conceptualize the other. This works its way out in a concern for Christian theological and Islamic legal approaches to issues of dialogue, authority, power, identity, and narrative. Beyond this area, I have an interest in the positioning of religion within the construction of identity more widely - whether the context of this is in the world of cyberspace, personal sexual narratives, or alternative modes of identity construction.

More broadly, I am interested in examining the role that the nation state, and its various institutions, plays in the social and cultural development of “interfaith dialogue” and in the formation of religious identity.

My expertise falls into the following categories:

  • Inter-religious and inter-faith dialogue
  • Conservative post-modern Christian Theology
  • Contemporary Islamic Law
  • Queer Theology and Theory

Slater, A. (upcoming) ‘The Epistemic, the Hermeneutic, the Ethic, and the Aesthetic in Christian-Muslim Dialogue’ - Interreligious Relations, 27.

Slater, A. (2020) “Difference, Beauty, and the Divine: Harmony in Religious Plurality” Campion N (ed) The Harmony Debates: Exploring a Practical Philosophy for the Sustainable Future, (Sophia Centre Press)

Slater, A. (2020) ‘Relationality and the Gadamerian ‘Horizontverschmelzung’’ ReOrient: Journal of Critical Muslim Studies, 6(1), p.47-64

Slater, A. (2018) ‘Plenitudo: Some Implications for a Re-Appraisal of the Religious Other in Radical Orthodoxy’ Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, 2(2), p.243-260

Slater, A. (2019) “Challenging the Legitimacy of Extremism: critique through education in the work of Khaled Abou El Fadl” Panjwani F, Revell L, Gholami R, & Diboll M (eds) Education and Extremism: Rethinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World, (Routledge: London), p.91-104

Slater, A. (2017) Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World: Desire, Beauty and the Divine, Routledge: London.

Slater, A. (2017) "Challenging the Legitimacy of Extremist Narratives through Pedagogy" in Education and Extremisms: Rethinking liberal pedagogies in the contemporary world, Routledge: London, pp.91-104.

Slater, A. (2017) 'Queer(ing) Notions of Islamic Authority: A Methodological Disposition in the work of Khaled Abou El Fadl', Theology & Sexuality, 22(1-2), p.25-41.

Slater, A. (2016) 'Khaled Abou El Fadl’s Methodology of Reform: Law, Tradition, and the State’, Journal of Law, Religion, and State, 2(3), p.293-321.

Slater, A. (2015) ‘The ‘Comeback of Christendom’ or a ‘Christian Cosmopolis’?: Dialogical Possibility in the work of John Milbank’, Journal of Dialogue Studies, 3(2), p.31-52.

Slater, A. (2015) ‘Prophecy, Pre-destination, and Free-Form Gameplay – The Nerevarine Prophecy in Bethesda’s ‘Morrowind’’, Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, 7(1), p.161-184.

Slater, A. (2014) ‘Review of: ‘Religious Pluralism and Values in the Modern Sphere’ by Lenn E Goodman’, Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World Review