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Professor Morwenna Ludlow

Public engagement

Educational resources

  • Morwenna is enthusiastic about communicating the riches and complexities of the early Christian tradition to as wide an audience as possible.  Her book, The Early Church has been well-received and is being used as a text-book in a variety of different contexts. Her Higher Education Academy funded project  "The use of audio recordings of key texts in the teaching of early Christian history and theology" made audio recordings of key texts by the Church Fathers. These recordings are available for educational use on the HEA website and can be accessed at the Audio Recordings of the Fathers website.

Work with churches

  • Morwenna is a Church of England representative in ecumenical dialogue with the Church of Scotland. 


  • Several students have developed their skills through working with Morwenna on a volunteering/employability project in Countess Wear, Exeter, run through cooperation between the Department of Theology and Religion and Community Action. 

Contribution to discipline

Conference organisation

Member, Board of Directors of the XVII. International Conference on Patristic Studies Oxford 10 August - 14 August 2015

Convened 4th British Patristics Conference, Exeter, 2012.

Convened Symposium Reading the Church Fathers with Scot Douglas (Boulder). Held at and funded by the University of Boulder, CO, USA, 2009.

Co-convenor of seminars on modern readings of the church fathers at the Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, 2008 and 2009, and at the 15th Oxford International Conference on Patristics, 2007.


Academic society positions

  • Member of the scientific committee of the International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa
  • Committee member of the Society for the Study of Theology, 2007-2009
  • Member of the Southwest Network for the Study of Late Antiquity

Editorial positions

  • Conversations in Religion and Theology (Associate editor)
  • Irish Theological Quarterly (Advisory board member)

Visiting fellowships

  • Princeton Theological Seminary, USA, Feb-Aug 2009


  • Guest on BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief to discuss the Christian understanding of Hell and universal salvation, 11 July 2011; available as a podcast.