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Joshua Hordern

Interim Director and Professor of Christian Ethics

Joshua Hordern is Professor of Christian Ethics in the Faculty of Theology and Religion and a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. His research interests include Christian political theology, healthcare, conscience, loyalty, covenant, the role of affections in ethics and Islamic political thought.

He previously served on the Royal College of Physicians Committee for Ethical Issues in Medicine and co-authored the RCP report Advancing Medical Professionalism. He is currently Vice Chair of the Church of England Faith and Order Commission and is an ordained minister. In 2022-2023 he is a Knowledge Exchange Fellow funded through TORCH/Humanities Division working on a project entitled Exploring the Public Legitimacy of the Church of England

Publications include:
Compassion in Healthcare: Pilgrimage, Practice and Civic Life (OUP, 2020)

Marketisation, Ethics and Healthcare: Policy, Practice and Moral Formation (Routledge, 2018) (co-editor with Therese Feiler and Andrew Papanikitas)

Political Affections: Civic Participation and Moral Theology (OUP, 2013)

For full publication list, visit his Faculty profile.