Prof. Dr. Judith Wolfe 

University of St. Andrews

Professor of Philosophical Theology and Associate Director of the Divinity School’s Institute for Theology and the Arts

BA, Literature and Philosophy, Hebrew University in Jerusalem

MPhil, early modern literature, Oxford

MA and DPhil, Philosophical Theology, Oxford

Austrian by birth, Israeli by descent, and American by adoption, Prof. Wolfe studied and taught in Jerusalem, Oxford and Berlin before joining the University of St Andrews in 2014. She specializes in philosophical approaches to eschatology and to theology & the arts, and in the historical interactions of theology and European philosophy.

Her main research focus has been on the ontological, epistemological and anthropological implications of Christian eschatology, yielding two strands of published research. The first are theological interactions with the philosophical traditions of Heidegger and the late Wittgenstein (including particularly Stanley Cavell); the second are engagements with ‘eschatological’ literature, particularly the late plays of Shakespeare and the novels of C.S. Lewis. She is currently working on two projects: one on eschatology & European philosophy (1798-1954), and one on the eschatological imagination.

Prof. Wolfe is the author of Heidegger and Theology (T&T Clark 2014) and Heidegger’s Eschatology (OUP 2013), and of articles and chapters on eschatology, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stanley Cavell, Edith Stein, William Shakespeare, and C.S. Lewis. She is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought (OUP 2017), C. S. Lewis and His Circle(OUP 2015), C. S. Lewis’s Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos (Kent State 2013), and C. S. Lewis and the Church (T&T Clark 2011). She is also founding General Editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies.


The organizers of the symposium gratefully acknowledge sponsorship by the following units: Arts & Sciences Research Council; Germanic Language & Literatures; Franklin Humanities Institute; Office of Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies; Council for European Studies and Religions & Public Life; Program in Political Theory; Division of Theology – Duke Divinity School; Program in Literature & Theory; Department of History; Department of Religion