Research Fellow at Laudato Si Research Institute
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Bethany Sollereder is an associate member of the Faculty of Theology & Religion at the University of Oxford. She specialises in theology concerning evolution and the problem of suffering.

Bethany received her PhD in Theology from the University of Exeter and an MCS in interdisciplinary studies from Regent College, Vancouver.

Research Area/s

Science and Religion, Historical and Systematic Theology

Research Interests

Theodicy, Animal Theology, History of Science and Religion, Readings of Genesis, Practical Theology

External Engagement

Works with BioLogos, God and the Big Bang, Learning About Science And Religion (LASAR), and has written for popular publications such as The Christian Century.

Select Publications 

God, Evolution, and Animal Suffering: Theodicy without a Fall (Routledge, 2018)

"Exploring Old and New Paths in Theodicy" in Zygon 53:3 (2018)

(w. Higgs, Harris, Murphy, et al.) "On Principles and Standards in Ecological Restoration" in Restoration Ecology 26:3 (2018)

"When Humans are Not Unique: Perspectives on Suffering and Redemption" in The Expository Times 127:6 (2016)

"A Modest Objection: Neo-Thomism and God as a Cause Among Causes" in Theology and Science 13:3 (2015)

See a fuller list of publications at Dr Sollereder's Faculty page: