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Dr Marika Rose is Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophical Theology. She works at the intersection of systematic theology and continental philosophy of religion. After completing her PhD at Durham University, Marika spent two years working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Durham before taking up a post at Winchester in 2016.

Marikas PhD thesis and forthcoming monograph brought the work of Slavoj iek into conversation with recent debates about the relationship between mystical theology and 20th-century continental philosophers such as Derrida, whose work emphasises difference, otherness and negativity. She has continued to publish on Slavoj iek, with a particular emphasis on the entanglement of Christianity and Eurocentrism in his work.

Areas of expertise

  • Continental philosophy of religion and systematic theology
  • Slavoj iek
  • Negative Theology
  • Angels and Cyborgs



  • A Theology of Failure: Ontology and Desire in Slavoj iek and Christian apophaticism(New York: Fordham University Press).
  • In a screen, darkly,Bible in TransMission.Read it online

Book chapters

  • Forthcoming. Not peace but a sword: Dionysius, iek and the question of ancestry inMystical Theology and Continental Philosophy: Interchange in the Wake of God (Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism),edited by Simon Podmore, Duane Williams and David Lewin (Farnham: Ashgate, forthcoming 2017).
  • 2017. For Our Sins: Christianity, Complicity and the Racialized Construction of Innocence inExploring Complicity: Concepts, Cases and Critique, edited by Robin Dunford, Afxentis Afxentiou and Michael Neu (London: Rowman and Littlefield), 53-64.

Journal articles

  • Forthcoming. Machines of loving grace: angels, cyborgs, and the liberation of work.Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory.
  • 2016. It's Not the Money but the Love of Money That Is the Root of All Evil: Social Subjection, Machinic Enslavement and the Limits of Anglican Social Theology.Religions7.103, 1-12.
  • 2016. Editorial: Radical Theologies: Why Philosophers Cant Leave Christianity Alone.Modern Believing57.3, 221-227.
  • 2016. The Christian Legacy is Incomplete: For and Against iek.Modern Believing,57.3, 267-279.
  • 2014. The mystical and the material: Slavoj iek and the French reception of mysticism.Sophia53.2, 231-240.
  • 2014. This Body of Death: A Response to Tina Beatties Theology after Postmodernity.Syndicate1.4 , 171-175.
  • 2013. The body and ethics in Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae.New Blackfriars94.1053, 540-551.
  • 2013. Patristics after Foucault: Genealogy, History and the Question of Justice.Studia Patristica62.10 , 115-120.
  • 2011. The Stone that the Builders Rejected: Work, Empire and the Two Faces of the Bible.Postscripts7.3 , 305-310.

Book reviews

  • Forthcoming. Review of Elliot R. Wolfson, Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Theomania (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014).Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.
  • 2015. Review of E. Anne Clements, Mothers on the Margin? The Significance of Women in Matthews Genealogy (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2014).Theology and Sexuality21.3 , 220-221.
  • 2015. Review of Theodore W. Jennings, An Ethic of Queer Sex: Principles and Improvisations (Chicago: Explorations Press, 2013).Theology and Sexuality21.3, 229-231.
  • 2014. Review of Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey W. Robbins, Religion, Politics and the Earth: The New Materialism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).Political Theology15.6, 566-568.
  • 2012. Review of Jean-Luc Marion, The Erotic Phenomenon (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007).Theology and Sexuality, 18.2, 158-160.
  • 2010. Review of Matthew Sharpe and Geoff Boucher, iek and Politics: A Critical Introduction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010).Political Theology 13.2, 264-266.
  • 2010. Review of John Milbank and Slavoj iek, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009).International Journal of iek Studies4.4.

Other publications

  • 2016. Hope and expectation, Now and Not Yet,The Holy Biscuit.Read it online
  • 2015. This is my body: digital theology for preachers,Preach magazine.
  • 2014. Can we keep our virtual identity virtuous?,Ideamag.Read it online
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