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The University of Aberdeen
King's College, KCF 11
University of Aberdeen
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy
Aberdeen, AB24 3UB
My interests in ethics, politics, and theology go back to my undergraduate days, when I was a political science major. I subsequently earned a Master’s degree in politics (Claremont Graduate University) and a Master’s degree in theology (Talbot School of Theology), before combining the two interests in a thesis on political theology, for which I was awarded a PhD in theological ethics from the University of Aberdeen.
My research focuses on ethics and political theology. I’ve recently published a book on the political theology of Martin Luther. Additional research interests include Augustine’s political thought and Augustinianism, genealogical critique in ethical inquiry, and the history of political philosophy (especially ancient and early modern).
DR1089/2089: EXPLORING THE TRADITION OF WESTERN ETHICS
PH1522: HOW SHOULD ONE LIVE?
PH304/404H: ANCIENT ETHICS
DR551Q: GREAT THINKERS IN THEOLOGICAL ETHICS
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- Laffin, M 2018, 'Babel, Tyranny and Totality: Reading Genesis 11 with Luther', Studies in Christian Ethics, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 408-421. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0953946818792166
- Laffin, MR 2016, The Promise of Martin Luther's Political Theology: Freeing Luther from the Modern Political Narrative. T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics, Bloomsbury T&T Clark, London and New York.