Michael Burdett


Academic Summary

  • DPhil, Theology, Regents Park College, University of Oxford, 2013
  • MPhil, Theology (Modern Doctrine), Regents Park College, University of Oxford, 2009
  • BS, Civil Engineering (Structural and Hydrology), California State University, Fullerton, 2007
  • BA, Math/Physics, Azusa Pacific University, 2007
  • BA, Theology, Azusa Pacific University, 2004

Dr Michael Burdett is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at the University of Nottingham and a Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. Before becoming an academic, Michael worked in the aerospace and robotics industries for several years working with a firm that had contracts with NASA and JPL. He holds degrees in engineering, physics, and theology and has been given academic and professional awards in each field. His academic interests lie at the intersection of science and technology, theology and philosophy. He has published and presented internationally on continental philosophy, transhumanism, the technological society and Christian theology. He has lead several grants including “Co-creating Ourselves?: Deification and Creaturehood in an Age of Biotechnological Enhancement” (JTF), “Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and Humanities” (TRT and Blankemeyer) and “Christian Flourishing in a Technological World” (Issachar).

Research Interests

  • Christian doctrine (creation, eschatology and theological anthropology)
  • Theological ethics (political theology and bioethics)
  • Science and technology studies (philosophy of science and philosophy of technology)
  • Philosophy of religion (phenomenology and atheism/secularism)
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Aesthetics and the imagination



Monographs and edited volumes