Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson

Professor Griffith-Dickson specialises in the philosophy and theology of different faiths. She has done groundbreaking work in bringing an interfaith approach to theology and the philosophy of religion. Her research work focuses on the beliefs of different religions, their mutual relations, and their impact on contemporary issues.
Born and raised in Hawaii, Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson’s academic career has been spent entirely in London. At the University of London, Birkbeck College, she developed and managed the country’s largest continuing education programme in Religious Studies, along with Islamic Studies, Theology and Philosophy. She was the first woman to hold the Gresham Chair in Divinity in 2001 at Gresham College. She left Birkbeck in 2004 to found The Lokahi Foundation. With a background in theology and philosophy, teaching and research interests span the two disciplines, with a major focus on the philosophy of religion.
Gwen's principal research interests comprise the philosophical issues of religions, and the relation of different faiths and their shared histories and beliefs. She has a background in Continental European Philosophy, especially German thought, as well as a keen interest in Hawaiian Studies. Theological interests are at the philosophical end of theology: language, religious knowledge and metaphysics, interpretation and methodology.

All of Professor Griffith-Dickson’s previous lectures can be accessed here.

Recent Past Lectures
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Diversity and Danger - 'The Liberal and the Plural' and 'Clash and Contribution'

Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 - 11:00AM
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Countering Extremism and the Politics of ‘Engagement’

Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Tuesday, 29 April 2008 - 12:00AM
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Harmony from Diversity

Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Thursday, 9 March 2006 - 12:00AM
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Philosophy of Religion

Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Thursday, 15 September 2005 - 12:00AM
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Hawaiian Religion and Dance

Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Wednesday, 9 June 2004 - 12:00AM
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Beyond difference

Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson
Wednesday, 12 May 2004 - 12:00AM