Fellow and Tutor in Theology

Johannes Zachhuber

  • I am Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

  • I specialise in two main areas: late ancient Christian theology (together with its philosophical background) and nineteenth-century Christian thought.

  • Before coming to Trinity, I studied at Oxford and then taught theology at the Humboldt University in Berlin.


At undergraduate level, I teach the core papers in Patristics and Modern Theology (‘God, Christ, and Salvation’) as well as several optional courses, including ‘Issues in 19th-century Theology’, ‘The Nature of Religion’, and ‘The Sociology of Religion’. For the Faculty of Theology and Religion, I lectured on areas including on Christian Life and Thought (1789-1921), Issues in Thinking about God and Topics in Twentieth-Century Christology At the graduate level, I have supervised a wide range of research projects on patristic and modern theology.


My area of specialisation is the intellectual history of Christianity, with a particular focus on both late antiquity and the nineteenth century. I am also interested more broadly in the transformation of religion in the modern world, secularisation, and the relationship of religion and politics.

Vortrag von Johannes Zachhuber: "Ernst Troeltsch's Conception of Mysticism"

Selected Publications

The Rise of Christian Theology and the End of Ancient Metaphysics (2020)

Luther’s Christological Legacy (2017)

The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought, co-edited with Joel Rasmussen and Judith Wolfe (2017)

Forgiving and Forgetting, co-edited with Hartmut von Sass (2015)

Individuality in Late Antiquity, co-edited with Alexis Torrance (2014)

Sacrifice and Modern Thought, co-edited with Julia Meszaros (2013)

Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany: From F.C. Baur to Ernst Troeltsch (2013)

Human Nature in Gregory of Nyssa: Philosophical Background and Theological Significance, 2000 (paperback 2014)

Theology and Religion
Professor Zachhuber

The emerging intellectual culture of late ancient Christianity can be conceptualized as a kind of philosophy within the late ancient context of a plurality of philosophical schools.