Alison Milbank

Professor of Theology and Literature at the University of Nottingham and has previously taught at the Universities of Virginia and Cambridge. She researches widely in the field of religion and the arts and her most recent monograph is God and the Gothic: Religion, Romance and Reality in the English Literary Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2018). Other interests are in Dante reception (Dante and the Victorians, Manchester University Press,1998) and in G. K. Chesterton and J. R. R. Tolkien (Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians: The Fantasy of the Real, T & T Clark, 2007, Spanish translation by Eduardo Segura, Nuevo Inicio, 2022). Her current research project is a study of divine immanence and natural agency in Anglican natural philosophy, poetry and painting from the Scientific Revolution until the twentieth century, which has led to several essays.
Dr Milbank is also an Anglican priest, and Canon Theologian of Southwell Minster. She has published widely in the field of Anglican Ecclesiology, with her most recent book, The Once and Future Parish (SCM, 2023). She lives in what was once part of Sherwood Forest and ministers in a cathedral famed for its thirteenth-century leaf carvings and green men, which, she argues, embody a strongly sacramental theology of creation.

The Rev’d Canon Professor Alison Grant Milbank
Professor of Theology and Literature
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Nottingham