Dr Esther D. Reed



Theology for International law, London, T and T Clark, Bloomsbury, 2013.

Civil Liberties, National Security and Prospects for Consensus: Religious and Secular Voices, Cambridge University Press., 2012.

Good Work, Baylor University Press, 2010.

God at Work: Christian Ethics in the Workplace, London, Darton, Longman and Todd, 2010.

The Ethics of Human Rights: Contested Doctrinal and Moral Problems, Waco, Texas, USA, Baylor University Press, 2007.

The Future of Christian Social Ethics: Essays on the Work of Ronald H. Preston 1913-2001, London, T and T Clark International, 2004.

The Genesis of Ethics, London: Darton, Longman and Todd 2000 / Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 2002, 2002.

A Theological Reading of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit, with Particular Reference to its Themes of Identity, Alienation and Community, Lampeter, Edwin Mellen, 1996.


with Freathy R, Cornwall S, Narrative theology in Religious Education, British Journal of Religious Education, Taylor and Francis, 2013, 1-16

Responsibility to protect and militarized humanitarian intervention: A reply to Glanville, Journal of Religious Ethics, vol. 41, no. 1, 2013, 183-208

with Freathy RJK, Cornwall S, Davis A, Narrative theology in Religious Education, British Journal of Religious Education, vol. 35, no. 3, 2013, 297-312

Nation States and Love of Neighbour: Impartiality and the Ordo Amoris, Studies in Christian Ethics, vol. Volume 25.3, Continuum, Sage, 2012

International Law and the Question of Authority: Natural Law Reasoning between Dystopia and Empire, Jurisprudence, vol. 2, no. Autumn 2010, Hart Publishing

Responsibility to Protect and Militarized Humanitarian Intervention: When and Why the Churches Failed to Discern Moral Hazard, Journal of Religious Ethics, Wiley

‘Let all the Earth Keep Silence’: Law, Religion and Answerability for Targeted Killings, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, vol. Volume 1 (2011), 1-15


Christianity and Human Rights, in Cushman T (eds) Handbook of Human Rights, NY: Routledge, 2012, 231-243

Scriptural Pragmatism at the Crisis of International Law, in Foley E (eds) Religion, Diversity and Conflict, Berlin: Lit-Verlag, 2011

Government, in Green J, Lapsley J, Miles R, Verhey A (eds) Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Baker Publishing, 2010

Forgiveness, in Fergusson D, Kilby K, Torrance I (eds) Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010

Animals in Orthodox Iconography, in Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans and Other Animals, London: SCM Press, 2009, 61-77

Revelation and Natural Rights: Notes on Colin E. Gunton’s Theology of Nature, in Metzger PL (eds) Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology, London: T and T Clark International, 2006, 203-215

Reform of the House of Lords and Christian Responsibility in a Plural Society, in Graham E, Rowlands A (eds) Pathways to the Public Square: Practical Theology in an Age Of Pluralism, Münster: Lit-Verlag, 2005

Redemption, in Blackwell Companion to Theology, Blackwell, 2003

Revelation in Philosophy and Theology, in Avis P (eds) Divine Revelation, London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1997, 156-173

Feeling and Reason: Feminist Notes on the 1821-22 Debate Between Hegel and Schleiermacher, in Martin-Soskice J (eds) Bodies, Lives and Voices, Sheffield: SAP, 1997, 154-187

The Community of Hope, in Ford DF, Stamps DL (eds) Essentials of Christian Community: Festschrift for Daniel Hardy, T and T Clark International, 1996, 281-295

Government, in Green J, Lapsley J, Miles R, Verhey A (eds) Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, 2011:

‘On Colossians 1:15-20‘, in , Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 33-80

Schleiermacher’s Comparison of the Political Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, in New Athenaeum / Neues Athenaeum, Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 33-49


Ministers of the Law: A Natural Law Theory of Legal Authority., JOURNAL OF CHURCH AND STATE, vol. 53, no. 4, 2011, 662-664

Journal articles

Refugee Rights and State Sovereignty: Theological Perspectives on the Ethics of Territorial Borders, JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS, vol. 30, no. 2, 2010, 59-78

Richard Hooker, Eternal Law and the Human Exercise of Authority, Journal of Anglican Studies, no. 1, 2006

Property Rights, Genes and Common Good, Journal of Religious Ethics, no. 1, 2006, 41-67

Human Rights, the Churches and the Common Good, Political Theology, no. 1, 2001, 9-21

What is Worship all About?, The Expository Times, no. 3, 1995, 68-74

Whither postmodernism and feminist theology?, Feminist Theology, vol. 6, 1994, 15-29

Pornography and the end of morality?, Studies in Christian Ethics, vol. 2, no. 7, 1994, 65-93

Feminism and love of the ‘Unreal’ God, Modern Believing, no. 4, 1994, 17-22

Labour Law and the Employment Status of Clergy, Crucible, no. July-Sept., 429-435


F.D.E. Schleiermacher, Eerdmanns, 2000