Nigel Biggar

Nigel Biggar was the Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life from 2007 to 2022. He retired in September 2022.

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Nigel Biggar Christianity & National Security Conference 2022

Nigel Biggar’s lecture at the Chrisitanity & National Security Conference 2022. Nigel Biggar discusses the history and Biblical perspective on…

The Just War Tradition Yesterday and Today: A Panel Discussion
The Just War Tradition Yesterday and Today: A Panel Discussion

At the Christianity and National Security Conference in Washington, DC, Nigel Biggar, Daniel Strand, and Marc LiVecche participated in a panel discussion about the just war tradition. Biggar covered the tradition for today while Strand talked about Paul Ramsey’s contribution and LiVecche explained Reinhold Niebuhr’s relationship with the tradition.

Nigel Biggar on What’s Wrong with Rights
Nigel Biggar on What’s Wrong with Rights

In Christian circles, there is the view that there’s something problematic about the very concept of a right as a property of an individual.

Thank God for the Royal Air Force!
Thank God for the Royal Air Force!

For more than a century, the Royal Air Force has made a vital contribution to the military defense of the West.

Thin Red Line Podcast
Dark Ops ProvCast Ep. 2: The Horror or the Glory? The Thin Red Line, 20 Years Later

In Providence’s latest Dark Ops podcast, Executive Editor Marc LiVecche sits down with Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology Nigel Biggar to discuss The Thin Red Line, a 1998 war film.

What’s Houning Baskerville Brexit Theresa May
What’s Hounding Baskerville?

On reading Stephen Baskerville’s view of Brexit and its wake, I hear the sound of an axe grinding. I can’t tell what the axe is, but its grinding is loud and unmistakeable: it sounds through a relentless lack of charity. Quite what’s hounding Dr Baskerville, I do not know and will not presume to speculate. But the distorting effects are right up-front, and I must gainsay them.

Evaluating the Somme

The carnage one hundred years ago on the Somme was appalling. And because of Haig’s excessive strategic ambition, it was inefficiently appalling. But that didn’t make it futile.

Less Hegel, More History! Christian Ethics and Political Realities

Christian ethicists should read less moral theology and political philosophy and more history.