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Richard Damian Finn
27 March 1963 |
|Alma mater||St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Jesus College, Cambridge
Corpus Christi College, Oxford
|Occupation||Priest, Academic, Theologian, Historian|
He read Classical Moderations and Literae Humaniores at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he was awarded the Haigh Prize. After a period as Chaplain to the University of Leicester he became Assistant Chaplain at Fisher House, Cambridge. He completed a MPhil at Jesus College, Cambridge. Returning to Corpus, he studied for a DPhil, producing a thesis entitled The Christian promotion and practice of almsgiving in the later Roman Empire: (313-450), which was supervised by Averil Cameron and Peter Garnsey. It formed the basis of his book Almsgiving in the later Roman Empire: Christian promotion and practice (313-450) (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).
He is an adviser to the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He has been a lecturer at the Centre for Christianity and Culture (Regent's Park College, Oxford) and at Melbourne College of Divinity.
His second book, Asceticism in the Graeco-Roman World has been published by Cambridge University Press (2009).
Sermons by Richard Finn
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