Nicholas Adams

University of Birmingham

Nicholas Adams is professor of philosophical theology at the University of Birmingham in England. He began his academic career as an expert on German Idealism and its impact on Christian theology, writing on the work of Jürgen Habermas (Habermas and Theology, 2006) and G. W. F. Hegel (Eclipse of Grace: Divine and Human Action in Hegel, 2013). His recent work has additionally focused on philosophical problems in interreligious engagement, especially around knowledge, truth, and argument. He approaches interreligious engagement as a set of practices that operate in “the middle distance” between broad, universal visions and the specificity of the local. Scriptural Reasoning is an element of his own research, as well as that of the doctoral students whom he supervises. Adams earned a BA in theology and religious studies and a PhD in theology and German philosophy, both from the University of Cambridge. After holding a Junior Research Fellowship at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and a lectureship at the University of Edinburgh, he took up his current post at the University of Birmingham in 2015.