Andrew Pinsent

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Fr. Andrew Pinsent (born 19 August 1966) is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion[1] at Oxford University, a member of the Theology Faculty,[2] a Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College[3] and a Catholic priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England. A focus of his present research is the application of insights from autism and social cognition to 'second-person' accounts of moral perception and character formation. His previous scientific research contributed to the DELPHI experiment at CERN[4] and he is a co-author of thirty-one publications of the collaboration.

Fr. Pinsent has a first class degree in physics and a D.Phil in high energy physics from Merton College, Oxford, three degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a further Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University. He is also a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics and a tutor of the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham. He has been interviewed for various media, including the BBC[5] and EWTN,[6] on issues of science and faith. He has also written for the Catholic Herald,[7] who identified him as a prominent young Catholic.[8] His most recent book is The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts, Routledge 2012. Besides academic publications, he is a co-author of the Evangelium catechetical course and the Credo, Apologia, and Lumen pocket books.

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