Dr Russell Re ManningDr Russell Re Manning

Reader in Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
Bath Spa University

Bath, United Kingdom


Dr Re Manning's research engages four related areas: the intellectual history of natural theology; theologies of culture; philosophy of religion; and topics in science and religion. Current projects include work on contemporary revivals of natural theology, a study of the Boyle Lectures (1692-1732), an analysis of the use of the concept of emergence in Christian theology, and development of a critical edition of the works of Paul Tillich in English.
Dr Re Manning is Lord Gifford Fellow in Natural Theology at the University of Aberdeen and Visiting Fellow of St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is co-convenor of the revived series of Boyle Lectures in Science and Religion, held annually at the church of St Mary-le-Bow and co-chair of the American Academy of Religion Group "Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture." He is past-President of the North American Paul Tillich Society and editor-in-chief of the Collected Works of Paul Tillich in English.
In November 2011, Dr Re Manning presented The Paul Tillich Lecture at Harvard University, with the title: "The Religious Meaning of Culture: Paul Tillich and Beyond."
In June 2012 Dr Re Maning was awarded a grant from the Uses and Abuses of Biology Grant Programme to fund a two-year investigation ("Emergence: From Biology to Theology") into the uses (and abuses) of the concept of emergence in contemporary theology.

Honoraria Titles

Major Prizes

Religion, Philosophy & History Interests

Christianity-Protestantism, History of Religion, History of Science, Naturalism, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Science & Technology Interests

Neuroscience, Psychology


New Varieties of Natural Theology

Oxford University Press 2013

Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

Oxford University Press 2013

Philosophy of Religion: The Essentials

Hodder & Stoughton 2012

Science and Religion in the Twenty First Century. The Boyle Lectures, 2004-2013

SCM Press 2013
Co-authors: Michael Byrne

Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich

Cambridge University Press 2009

Theology at the End of Culture

Peeters Press 2005

30-Second Religion

Ivy Press 2011

30-Second Bible

Ivy Press 2012