The Reverend Dr Andrew Teal

Chaplain, Fellow and Lecturer in Theology
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Dr Andrew Teal is Chaplain, Fellow & Lecturer in Theology, Pembroke College Oxford. Formerly an Admissions Coordinator, Disability Officer, a harassment advisor & teacher of New Testament Greek across the University.

Teaching activities

  • Lectures on Early Church
  • Tutorials on From Nero to Constantine
  • Tutorials on the Christian Doctrine of Creation
  • Tutorials for Development of Doctrine to 451
  • Tutorials for God Christ and Salvation
  • Tutorials on Augustine
  • Core tutor for the Theology Faculty in New Testament Greek
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Detailed Biography

The Revd Dr Andrew Teal is Chaplain and Fellow at Pembroke College and Lecturer in Theology and Religion within Oxford University. He is Warden of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God, and a trustee of All Saints’ Sisters of the Poor, Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospices, St John’s Home for Vulnerable people, and The Porch for homeless people, all in Oxford. He has published in the UK, Europe and in Russian, on Patristic and Modern Theology.

Alternative Contact Details



    Member Theology Faculty (Examiner)
    Member of Staff, Ripon College Cuddesdon
    Warden, Community of the Sisters of the Love of God
    Member North American Patristics Society
    Association Internationale d'Études Patristiques

    Recent Activities

    Participation (chairing sessions and giving papers) in International Patristics Conferences.


    Available for pastoral support, conversation, or to be a listening ear to all members of college, students and staff, absolutely regardless of religious affiliation.

    Relevant Links

    Twitter: @chaplainpemb

    Facebook: Arfx Teal

    External Engagement

    Warden of a women’s lay religious order (Sisters of the Love of God) in Oxford

    Trusteeships of the following Charities in the city of Oxford:

    • Chair of Trustees Oxford Carers Centre
    • Trustee: All Saints Sisters of the Poor
    • Trustee & Member: Helen & Douglas House Children’s Hospices
    • Trustee & Member: ‘The Porch’ provision for homeless people in the City
    • Trustee: St John’s Nursing Home for elderly and vulnerable people, Cowley

    College & university roles and committees

    College Function

    • Fellow, Chaplain, Lecturer in Theology & Theology & Philosophy

    Member of:

    • Member of Governing Body
    • Chapel & Benefices Committee
    • Student Welfare Committee
    • Domestic Committee

    Research interests

    Historical & Systematic Theology, History of Christianity, Study of Religions, Patristic and Modern Theology, Christology & Ecclesiology, Eastern Theology and interfaith dialogue.

    Theology and the arts.

    Theology & Frontier Spirituality, especially committed to furthering theological understanding in dialogue with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.



    2019 Athanasius and the language of doctrine Teal, A

    2019 BYU Radio Constant Wonder The Theology of Pieter Bruegel the Elder Teal, A


    2018 Council of Nicaea (325): Religious and Political Context, Documents, Commentaries. By Henryk Pietras, Teal, A




    2016 Maxim Kantor: Das neue Bestiarium Kantor, M, Barbano, C, de Muyser, G 

    Joint author /Contributor

    2017 The Journal of Theological Studies Ways of Reading Scripture Young, FM Edited by: Teal, A, Teal, R 

    2016 God’s Presence.. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Young, FEdited by: Teal, A, Long, C 

    2016 Frances Young, Construing the Cross. Type, Sign, Symbol, Word, Action. London: SPCK. Young, F, Long, C Edited by: Teal, A 

    2014  with Frances Young and Jean Vanier, contribution to Arthur’s Call, A Journey of Faith in the Face of Severe Learning Disability. London: SPCK

    2013 ОТ НИКЕИ ДО ХАЛКИДОНА Введение в греческую патристическую литературу и ее исторический контекст Москва Издательство ПСТГУ ISBN: 978-5-7429-0865-4 

    2010 with Frances Young, Complete revision & expansion of F M Young's From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A New Edition for SCM [UK] and Baker Academic [US], 412pp. ISBN: 9780334029939 

    1997 with Adrian Hastings, Oliver Tomkins: Asking God, Canterbury Press: Norwich.


    2013 The God-Man.Athanasius of Alexandria in Early Christianity. Saarbrücken: A V Akademikerverlag GmbH & Co. KS. ISBN 978-3-639-51566-4


    2015                            ‘Why do we still say the Creeds?’ Fairacres Chronicle. Oxford: SLG Press

    2014                            ‘Overcoming evil with good: Responding to Islamic State’ Fairacres Chronicle. Oxford: SLG Press

    2012                            ‘Jesus: the Christ’ Fairacres Chronicle. Oxford: SLG Press

    2011                            ‘The Incarnation’ Fairacres Chronicle. Oxford: SLG Press

    2010                            ‘The Christ Child: God’s Hiding Place’ Fairacres Chronicle. Oxford: SLG Press

    2010                             'Athanasius and Apollinarius: Who was the chicken and who was the egg?' Studia Patristica 46: 281-287.          Leuven, Paris & Walpole MA: Peeters.

    2010                             'How authentic is the Antiochene Construction of Athanasius and his Theology in Nestorius and Theodoret?' Studia Patristica 48: 33-41. Leuven, Paris & Walpole MA: Peeters.

    2011                              'Marcellus of Ancyra's motivation and method in Pseudo-Justin Cohortatio ad Graecos.' in volume for British Patristics Conference (2009-10)

    2005                            ‘A fearful asymmetry in Contemporary Catholic Theology’ Modern Believing: Ashgate. July 2005

    1984                            ‘Problems and Possibilities in Christian-Muslim Dialogue.’ Birmingham: Selly Oak Centre for Islam and Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Occasional Paper, no. 4.

    Indexing / Editing works

    2013  with Chris Long, edit-indexed Frances Young, God’s Presence. The Bampton Lectures given at the University of Oxford, 2011. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    2012  with Chris Long, edited / indexed collected papers as Frances Young, Exegesis and Theology in Early Christianity Farnham:                                     Ashgate Variorum