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Janet Sidaway

Sidaway140Visiting Research Fellow

Tel: 0131 662 0480
Address: 13 Marchhall Crescent
EH16 5HL






2009. King’s College London. PhD in Theology. 

2000-01. King's College London. MA in Systematic Theology.

1999-2000. King's College London. Diploma in Theology and Religious Studies.

1983-84. London Stock Exchange. Stock Exchange Exams.

1983-84. London Business School. Corporate Finance Evening Programme.

1974-75. Strathclyde University. MBA.

1967-70. University of York. BA English Literature (First Class Honours).


      Janet Sidaway's original theological focus was the doctrinal controversies in the fourth century, which led to her interest in Hilary of Poitiers who had been closely involved in them. Her PhD analysed how this involvement led Hilary to an original human-centred view of glorification. She has subsequently been exploring the way this contributes a different dimension to our understanding of deification in the Western tradition.
Research interests
  • Whether and how interpretations of the Transfiguration in both East and West have influenced a human-centred concept of deification.
  •  The role that 'autobiography' plays as a literary device in patristic and medieval literature.
Selected publications
  • 2016. The Human Factor: ‘Deification’ as Transformation in the Theology of Hilary of Poitiers (Studia Patristica Supplement 6).
  • 2013. Article: ‘Hilary of Poitiers and Phoebadius of Agen: who influenced whom?’ (Studia Patristica 66, 283-290).


The Journal of Theological Studies: January 2016, August 2013, May 2010.

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