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The list of publications below gives a flavour of some of the research conducted at the CCS.

Dr Pat Jones, Dr Marcus Pound and Dr Catherine Sexton

The Cross of the Moment

The Boundary Breaking report, titled 'The Cross of the Moment', explores the ecclesial and cultural implications of the child abuse crisis in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

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Professor Paul D. Murray 

Director of the CCS and Professor of Systematic Theology 


Receptive Ecumenism as Transformative Ecclesial Learning: Walking the Way to a Church Re-formed

Reason, Truth and Theology in Pragmatist Perspective 

Receptive Ecumenism and the Call to Catholic Learning: Exploring a Way for Contemporary Ecumenism 

Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth-Century Catholic Theology 


Professor Karen Kilby 

Bede Professor of Catholic Theology 

Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction 

Karl Rahner: A Brief Introduction 

Karl Rahner: Theology and Philosophy 

Suffering and the Christian Life 

God, Evil and the Limits of Theology 


Professor Anna Rowlands 

St Hilda Associate Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice 

T & T Clark Reader in Political Theology 

Catholic Social Teaching: A Guide for the Perplexed

Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching in Dark Times


Dr Carmody Grey

Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology

God Has No Favourites

Theology, Science and Life


Dr Marcus Pound 

Associate Professor of Catholic Studies 

Theology after Lacan: The Passion for the Real 

Theology, Psychoanalysis and Trauma 

Zizek: A (Very) Critical Introduction 

Theology, Comedy, Politics 


Dr Rik Van Nieuwenhove

Associate Professor of Medieval Thought 

An Introduction to Medieval Theology 

Thomas Aquinas and Contemplation

An Introduction to the Trinity 

The Theology of Thomas Aquinas 


Dr James Kelly 

Sweeting Fellow in the History of Catholicism 

British and Irish Religious Orders in Europe, 1560–1800: Conventuals, Mendicants and Monastics in Motion

Northern European Reformations: Transnational Perspectives

Early Modern English Catholicism: Identity, Memory and Counter-Reformation 

The English Convents in Exile, 1600–1800: Communities, Culture and Identity 

Treasures of Ushaw College: Durham’s Hidden Gem 

Jesuit Intellectual and Physical Exchange Between England and Mainland Europe, c.1580–1789: "The World is Our House"? 

English Convents in Catholic Europe, c.1600-1800  


Dr Gregory A. Ryan 

Assistant Professor (Research) of Ecclesiology and Receptive Ecumenism 

Hermeneutics of Doctrine in a Learning Church: The Dynamics of Receptive Integrity

Receptive Ecumenism as Transformative Ecclesial Learning: Walking the Way to a Church Re-formed