Dr Susannah Ticciati
Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology
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Address Room 8G, Chesham Building
King's College London
Susannah Ticciati joined the Department as Lecturer in Systematic Theology in 2005. As an undergraduate at Peterhouse, Cambridge, she read Mathematics for Part 1 and Theology and Religious Studies for Part 2. Her PhD, completed in 2003, was on the Book of Job, with special reference to Karl Barth’s interpretation. Part of her PhD was spent at the University of Göttingen, Germany. After her PhD she spent a further year there, and returned to Cambridge in 2004 for a year as a Research Fellow at Selwyn College.
Theological interpretation of the Bible, especially the Book of Job and the letters of Paul
The theologies of Karl Barth and Augustine
Susannah Ticciati’s research is in the area of Christian doctrine, with a particular interest in biblical interpretation. Her PhD was on the book of Job, bringing Karl Barth's theological interpretation into engagement with historical-critical, literary and psycho-philosophical approaches. Her present project is the development of a contemporary apophatic theology which draws on the late predestinarian works of Augustine in dialogue with recent philosophies of language. In the longer term she plans to engage theologically with the letters of Paul, bearing in mind the question of how Paul’s writings relate to anti-Judaism within subsequent Christian tradition. Her reading of scriptural texts is fostered by her participation in Scriptural Reasoning, a practice in which Jews, Christians and Muslims read their Scriptures together.
Susannah Ticciati (2005) Job and the Disruption of Identity: reading beyond Barth London, New York: T. & T. Clark Publishers Ltd
Susannah Ticciati (2004) 'The Wisdom of Job' The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 4 (1)
Articles and chapters
Susannah Ticciati (2012) “The Non-Divisive Difference of Election: A Reading of Romans 9-11”, Journal of Theological Interpretation 6:2, 257-78
Susannah Ticciati (2012) 'A Performative Reading of Augustine's Doctrine of Predestination', Studia Patristica 52, 211-234.
Susannah Ticciati (2011) 'Reading Augustine Through Job: A Reparative Reading of Augustine's Doctrine of Predestination', Modern Theology 27:3, 414-441.
Susannah Ticciati (2011) 'Entry on Job' in Ian A. McFarland, David S. Fergusson, Karen Kilby, Iain R. Torrance (eds.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology
Susannah Ticciati (2010) 'Augustine and Grace Ex Nihilo: The Logic of Augustine's Response to the Monks of Hadrumetum and Marseilles', Augustinian Studies 41:2, 401-422.
Susannah Ticciati (2007) 'The Castration of Signs: Conversing with Augustine on Creation, Language and Truth' Modern Theology, 23 (2), pp. 161-179.
Susannah Ticciati (2006) 'Scriptural Reasoning and the Formation of Identity' Modern Theology, 22 (3), pp. 421-438.
Susannah Ticciati (2005) 'Does Job fear God for naught?' Modern Theology, 21 (3), pp. 353-366.
Susannah welcomes enquiries from prospective research students, who would like to work with her on projects relating to her research interests.