John has taught at Virginia and Cambridge and is Chairman of Trustees of the ResPublica think-tank, an institution which seeks to ‘recover the language and practice of the common-good’ and develop practical solutions to socio-economic and cultural problems in the UK. He is author of the seminal Theology and Social Theory and is one of the editors of the influential Radical Orthodoxy collection of essays. The corresponding movement, which John co-founded, seeks to reject secularism in favour of a Christian philosophical paradigm. He has recent publications in The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion and the first volume of his new book Beyond Secular Order will appear with Wiley-Blackwell in December.
Going nowhere? Staying local in a global village
"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting