King-Ho Leung

King-Ho Leung

Dr

  • KY16 9JU

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

Dr Leung's research is primarily at the intersection of philosophy and theology, with an emphasis on existential phenomenology, selfhood, political theology, and the ethics of technology. He is particularly interested in how understanding philosophy as a spiritual practice can inform our construal of the relation between philosophy and theology as well as the religious/secular divide.

Biography

King-Ho Leung joined the faculty at St Andrews in 2019, and was previously Lecturer in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Chester and Deputy Director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham.

Dr Leung is currently co-director of research of the £2 million major research project Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. He was recently elected as one of the 'Emerging Scholars in Political Theology' by the Political Theology Network and awarded a non-residential research fellowship for the Panentheism and Religious Life project hosted between Johns Hopkins University and King’s College London.

Dr Leung has published broadly in philosophy (in journals including PhilosophyContinental Philosophy Review, Theory, Culture & Society, and Telos), philosophical theology (Modern Theology and the Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie) and ethics (Studies in Christian Ethics and Political Theology). He is currently completing a book on the understanding of philosophy as a spiritual practice and its relation to contemporary conceptions of secularity.

Research interests

Dr Leung's research is primarily at the intersection of philosophy and theology, with an emphasis on existential phenomenology, selfhood, political theology, and the ethics of technology. He is particularly interested in how understanding philosophy as a spiritual practice can inform our construal of the relation between philosophy and theology as well as the religious/secular divide.

Teaching activity

Current Teaching

PY5215 Ecophilosophy (Sessions on phenomenology, technology, and new materalism)

Previous Teaching

DI1012 Introduction to Practical Theology and Theological Ethics (Ethics component)
DI2010 Philosophical Theology (Modern philosophy component)
DI4928 Theological Anthropology (Module covenor and sole lecturer, 2019–2020)
DI5355 Persons: Divine and Human (On topics including race, technology and personhood)
DI5453 Practical Criticism (Special topic series on phenomenology and art)

Keywords

  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy as a way of life
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Metaphysics
  • JC Political theory
  • Political Philosophy
  • BR Christianity
  • Philosophical Theology
  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • BT Doctrinal Theology

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