Andrew Pinsent

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Fr. Andrew Pinsent (born 19 August 1966)[citation needed] is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion,[1] part of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford.[2][3] He is also a Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and a Catholic priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England.[4]

A physicist by training, Pinsent was involved in the DELPHI project at CERN,[5] and co-authored 31 of the collaboration's publications. A focus of his current research is the application of insights from autism and social cognition to "second-person" accounts of moral perception and character formation.[citation needed]

Education and career[edit]

Pinsent has a first-class degree in physics and a D.Phil. in high-energy physics from Merton College, Oxford. He also has three degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University.

A member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics and a tutor of the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, Pinsent has been interviewed for various media, including the BBC[6] and EWTN,[7] on issues of science and faith. He has also written for the Catholic Herald,[8] who identified him as a prominent young Catholic.[9] His most recent book is The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts (2012). Besides academic publications, he is a co-author of the Evangelium catechetical course and the Credo, Apologia, and Lumen pocket books.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dr Andrew Pinsent", Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford.
  2. ^ "Science and Religion", Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford.
  3. ^ "Dr Andrew Pinsent - Research Director - Personnel". Ian Ramsey Centre. 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Fr Andrew Pinsent". Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.
  5. ^ "DELPHI Notes". CERN. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  6. ^ BBC: The Big Questions: Is there evidence for God?. YouTube. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  7. ^ EWTN Live - Evangelium media course - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ with Fr. Andrew Pinsent. YouTube. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  8. ^ "What the Church has given the world". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  9. ^ O'Regan, Mary (25 August 2011). " » Meet ten amazing young Catholics". Catholic Herald. Retrieved 16 August 2015.

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