Stan Rosenberg

Stan Rosenberg

SCIO and Wycliffe Hall; Wycliffe Hall and Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford

Stan Rosenberg founded and directs Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), the UK subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.  He is an academic member of Wycliffe Hall and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, teaching early Christian history and doctrine.  He graduated with a BA in history from Colorado State University and earned a MA and PhD in early Christian studies and late antique history from the Catholic University of America.  His research and teaching interests focus on Augustine’s works (his Genesis commentaries and sermons in particular), early Christian cosmology and its relationship to Greco-Roman science, culture and philosophy, and the interplay between intellectual and popular thought during this period; he is also involved in contemporary discussions on the relationship between science and religion.  Recent research has led to a series of articles in two subject areas: early Christianity and Greco-Roman science; and the intersection of preaching, popular religion, and the development of doctrine in the largely oral culture of late antiquity.  Rosenberg is the UK Region Director for the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative and directs both its Logos in Oxford and Logos II in Israel projects.   Since 2002, he has directed and co-directed multiple science and religion projects in Oxford, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, the Templeton Religion Trust, and BioLogos.  He is on the advisory councils of  BioLogos and the Museum of the Bible, advising the latter particularly on science and the Bible, and patristics.  Recent work, relevant to science and the Bible, focuses on the misappropriation of Augustine’s view of evil in recent science and religion debates: "Can Nature be 'Red in Tooth and Claw' in the thought of Augustine? A Case study of the misappropriation of a major theologian", which will be published in a work for which he is also the general editor, Finding Ourselves after Darwin: Conversations about the Image of God, Original Sin and the Problem of Evil, Baker Academic, Forthcoming, 2017.