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Department of Theology and Religion


Emeritus Professor Ann Loades

Emeritus Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion

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Research Interests

  • Feminist theology and ethics
  • Relation between philosophy and theology
  • Sacramental spirituality


Chapter in book

  • Loades, A. (2015). Anglican Spirituality. In Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies. Chapman, M. D., Clarke, S. & Percy, M. Oxford. 149-164.
  • Loades, A. (2013). 'The Energetic Love' of a Female Adventurer. In Exploring Lost Dimensions in Christian Mysticism. Nelstrop, L. & Podmore, S. D. Ashgate. 117-129.
  • Loades, A. (2013). Simone Weil. In The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought. Meister, C & Beilby, J Routledge. 207-216.
  • Loades, A. & Nichols, B. (2012). The Liturgical Body and the Gift of Presence. In Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture.Responses to the Work of David Brown. MacSwain, R. & Worley, T. Oxford University Press. 252-264.
  • Loades, A. (2011). Dorothy L. Sayers: War and Redemption. In C.S.Lewis and Friends. Faith and the Power of Imagination. Hein, D. & Henderson, E. London: SPCK. 53-70.
  • Loades, A. (2011). Elizabeth Cady Stanton's The Woman's Bible. In The Oxford Handbook of The Reception History of the Bible. Lieb, M., Mason, E. & Roberts, J. Oxford: OUP. 307-322.
  • Loades, A. (2011). Introduction to the 2011 Series Edition of The Sacred Plays of Dorothy L. Sayers. In The Zeal of Thy House/ He That Should Come/ The Devil to Pay/ The Man Born to be King/ The Just Vengeance/ The Emperor Constantine. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock. Each volume: 7-20.
  • Loades, A. (2010). On Gender. In The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis. MacSwain, R. & Ward, M. Cambridge: CUP. 160-173.
  • Loades, A. (2010). Unequivocal affirmation of the saving significance of "difference". In Presiding Like a Woman. Slee, N. & Burns, S. London: SPCK. 77-86.
  • Loades, A. (2009). Mary: Bone of Contention. In From the Margins 2. Women of the New Testament and their Afterlives. Joynes, CE & Rowland, CC Sheffield: Phoenix. 53-66.
  • Loades, A. (2009). The Nativity in recent poetry. In New perspectives on the Nativity. Corley, J. T&T Clark. 148-164.
  • Loades, A. (2008). Religious Motivation and the Abuse of Women: Some reflections on the concerns of Josephine Butler. In Beating Traffic: Josephine Butler and Anglican Social Action on Prostitution Today. Milbank, A. Mann. 108-119.
  • Loades, A. (2008). Table. In Renewing the Eucharist, vol. 1: Journey. Burns, S. Canterbury. 62-80.
  • Loades, A. (2006). Introduction. In The Truth-Seeking Heart: Austin Farrer and His Writings: A Reader. MacSwain, R. W. & Loades, A. Canterbury. xi-xvii.
  • Loades, A. & Brown, D. W. (2006). Learning from the Arts. In Who is this Man?. Baker, J. & Davage, W. Continuum. 67-102.
  • Loades, A. (2005). 'Eucharistic Spirituality' and 'Sacramental Spirituality'. In The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Sheldrake, P. SCM. 286-289, 553-555.
  • Loades, A. (2005). On Music's Grace. In Truth, Religious Dialogue and Dynamic Orthodoxy. Lipner, J. SCM. 25-38.
  • Loades, A. (2005). Philosophy of Religion: its Relation to Theology. In Faith and Philosophical Analysis. Harris, H. & Insole, C. Ashgate. 136-147.
  • Loades, A. (2005). Sacramentality and Christian spirituality. In The Blackwell companion to Christian spirituality. Holder, A. London: Blackwell. 254-268.
  • Loades, A. (2004). Finding new sense in the 'sacramental'. In The Gestures of God. Hall, C. & Rowell, G. Continuum. 161-172.
  • Loades, A. (2004). From Kant to Fukuyama and beyond some reflections. In Public theology for the 21st century. Storrar, William F. & Morton, Andrew R. London: T&T Clark. 143-157.
  • Loades, A. (2004). The vitality of tradition Austin Farrer and friends. In Captured by the crucified the practical theology of Austin Farrer. Henderson, E. & Hein, D. London: T&T Clark. 15-46.

Edited book


Journal Article

  • Loades, A. (2013). John A.T. Robinson and Christology. Modern Believing 54:2: 125-132.
  • Loades, A. (2010). C.S. Lewis and Gender. Priscilla Papers 24(1): 19-24.
  • Loades, A. (2010). Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941): mysticism and worship. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 10(1): 57-70.
  • Loades, A. (2010). Simone Weil: resistance and writing. International Journal of Public Theology 4: 100-117.
  • Loades, A. (2006). Whither Theology and Religious Studies in Ireland the the UK?. Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies 5(2): 29-47.