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Professor Adrian Thatcher

M.A. (Oxon.), D.Phil. (Oxon.)

Honorary Professorial Research Fellow

Dr. Adrian Thatcher came to Exeter in 2004 as a Professorial Research Fellow in Applied Theology. For 27 years (1977-2004) he taught Theology and Philosophy at the University of St. Mark & St John, Plymouth, where, in 1995 he was the first member of academic staff to become a full Professor. His main theological research interests at present are the theologies of sexuality and gender, and biblical interpretation. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Theology, the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Modern Church, and the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement. Once a Baptist Minister (1966-74) he is now a lay member of the Church of England. 

For details of his books and other publications, many of which are free to download, see his website,

Research supervision

He has successfully supervised around 20 students at M.Phil and Ph.D level. 

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