What accounts for his distinctiveness? O’Donovan is a churchly theologian. He poses the right questions, always begins with Scripture, converses knowledgably across theological traditions, and offers encouragement and instruction for living with God in the world.
Oliver O’Donovan has made substantial contributions to the field of Christian moral theology. His work, however, is not confined to the academy; indeed, it informs the church’s mission and ministry. This brief essay cannot do justice to either the breadth or depth of his work, but some of the more significant strands can be sketched by focusing on three themes: (1) nature and social ordering, (2) eschatology and moral ordering, and (3) the church and political ordering. Read full profile here