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Professor Karen E. Kilby

Bede Professor of Catholic Theology

BA Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics and Religious Studies, Yale University, 1986

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Bede Professor of Catholic Theology in the Department of Theology and ReligionAbbey House 201+44 (0) 191 33 43612


Authored book

  • Kilby, Karen (2020). God, Evil and the Limits of Theology. Bloomsbury.
  • Kilby, Karen (2012). Balthasar: A (Very)Critical Introduction. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans.
  • Kilby, Karen (2007). The SPCK Introduction to Karl Rahner. London: SPCK.
  • Kilby, Karen (2004). Karl Rahner: Theology and Philosophy. London New York: Routledge.

Book review

  • Kilby, K E (2015). Too many trinities? Kendall Soulen's Trinitarian Trinitarianism. Pro Ecclesia 28-32.

Chapter in book

  • Kilby, Karen (2019). The seductions of kenosis. In Suffering and the Christian Life. Kilby, Karen & Davies, Rachel T&T Clark. 163-174.
  • Kilby, Karen (2017). Eschatology, Suffering and the Limits of Theology. In Game Over? Reconsidering Eschatology. Chalame,Christophe, ‎Dettwiler, Andreas Mazzocco,‎Mariel & ‎Waterlot, Ghislain Berlin: De Gruyter. 180: 279-292.
  • Kilby, Karen (2016). Philosophy. In The Cambridge Companion to TheSumma Theologiae. McCosker, Philip & Turner, Denys Cambridge University Press. 62.
  • Kilby, Karen (2015). Responsible, Critical Assent. In Towards a Kenotic Vision of Authority in the Catholic Church. Carroll, Anthony, Kerkwijk, Marthe Kirwan, Michael & Sweeney,James Council for Research and Values in Philosophy.
  • Kilby, Karen (2014). Trinity and Politics: An Apophatic Approach. In Advancing Trinitarian Theology: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics. Crisp, Oliver & Sanders, Fred Zondervan.
  • Kilby, Karen (2014). Christian Theology, Anti-Liberalism, and Modern Jewish Thought. In Judaism in Contemporary Thought: Traces and Influence. Bielik-Robson, Agata & Lipszyc, Adam Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 155-164.
  • Kilby, K E (Published). 'Trinity, Tradition and Politics'. In iRecent Developments in Trinitarian Theology: an International Symposium. Chalamet, C & Vial, M Fortress Press. 73-86.
  • Kilby, Karen (2014). Seeking Clarity. In the Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology. Higton, Mike & Fodor, Jim Routledge.

Edited book

  • Oliver, Simon, Kilby, Karen & O'Loughlin, Tom (2012). Faithful Reading: New Essays in Theology in Honour of Fergus Kerr, OP. T & T Clark theology. London New York: T & T Clark.

Journal Article

Supervision students