Simon Oliver is the Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University (UK) and resident Canon Theologian of Durham Cathedral (UK). Oliver was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1999. Prior to joining the faculty at Durham University, Professor Oliver was chair of the department of theology and religion at the University of Nottingham and Chaplain at Hertford College, Oxford. He is the author of Philosophy, God and Motion (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor with John Milbank of The Radical Orthodoxy Reader (Routledge, 2009). Oliver’s research focuses on Christian theology and metaphysics, particularly the doctrine of creation.