Stanley P. Rosenberg

Research Interests

  • St. Augustine
  • Early Christian cosmology
  • History of Religion and Science Dialogues
  • Oral culture and Early Christian thought
  • Early Christian Literature and Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Late Antique History and Culture
  • Late Antique Philosophy
  • Historiography


  • Executive Director, SCIO, (a partner of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford)
  • Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford



  • Finding ourselves after Darwin: conversations about the image of God, original sin, and the problem of evil. S. Rosenberg, General. Ed. with B. ven den Toren, M. Burdett, and M. Lloyd, Associate eds., (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming 2018)
  • “Can nature be red in tooth and claw in the thought of Augustine? A case study of the misappropriation of a major theologian”, in Finding ourselves after Darwin: conversations about the image of God, original sin, and the problem of evil, Gen. ed. S. Rosenberg. Associate eds., B. ven den Toren, M. Burdett, and M. Lloyd (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming 2018), pp TBD
  • “Not so alien and unnatural after all—the role of privation and deification in Augustine’s sermons”, in Visions of God and ideas of divinization in patristic thought, ed. M. Edwards and E. Draghici-Vasilescu (London: Routledge, 2016)
  • “Nature and the Natural World in Ambrose’s Hexaemeron”, in M. Vinzent, ed. Studia Patristica, vol. 69, Papers presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2011, volume 17: Latin Writers; Nachleben, (Leuven: Peters, 2013), pp 15–24
  • “Beside books: approaching Augustine’s sermons in the oral and textual cultures of Late Antiquity” in G. Partoens, A. Dupont, M. Lamberigts, eds., Ministerium Sermonis II: Tractatio Scripturarum, Philological, historical and theological studies on Augustine’s Sermones ad Populumin Instrumenta Patristica et Mediaevalia vol. 65 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 405–42
  • “Forming the Saeculum: The desacralization of nature and the ability to understand it in Augustine’s Literal Commentary on Genesis”, in Studies in Church History  vol. 46, ed. P. Clarke and T. Claydon (Ecclesiastical History Society, 2010), 1–14
  • “Orality, Textuality and the Memory of the Congregation in Augustine’s Sermons.” in Studia Patristica XLIX. St Augustine and his Opponentsed. J. Baun et al (Leuven: Peters, 2010) pp. 169–74.
  • “Interpreting Atonement in Augustine’s Preaching,” in The Glory of the Atonemented. Charles E. Hill and Frank A. James III (Deerfield, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004) pp. 221–38