Alison, James – Profile

Alison, James – Profile


James Alison (1959-), author and international speaker, is a Roman Catholic priest who was brought up in an evangelical Anglican home (son of a Conservative MP, Michael Alison, baptised as an infant by John Stott).

I discovered James Alison’s work through my research in relation to sexuality and he is a writer whose books I always buy as he is such a stimulating and provocative thinker.  Although he has written widely in relation to homosexuality as a gay Catholic priest his work covers a much greater range of subjects, his doctoral work being on the doctrine of original sin. All of his writing is shaped by the thought of Rene Girard which he creatively relates to Christian theology and ethics, often producing fascinating insights into biblical texts.

His main areas of writing are Girard, spirituality, sexuality and sin.

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Last updated: Sept 2011

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