Dr. Johannes J. Knecht

Education, Degrees

  • 2019: PhD, University of St Andrews
  • 2013-2015: MPhil, University of St Andrews
  • 2010-2013: BA, ETF Leuven
  • 2004-2010: VWO, De Passie Utrecht

Academic Positions and Teaching Experience

  • 2020-: Affiliated Researcher in Historical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2020-: Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Westminster Theological Centre (WTC), Cheltenham, UK
  • 2018-: Lecturer in Historical and Systematic Theology at WTC
  • 2019-2020: Assistant Dean of Studies at WTC
  • 2015-2019: Teaching Assistant at WTC
  • 2015-2016: Tutor for the module “Early and Medieval Church”, taught by Dr William Hyland and Dr Ian Bradley at the University of St Andrews

Selected Bibliography


  • Verus Filius Dei Incarnatus: The Christologies of Paulinus II of Aquileia, Benedict of Aniane, and Agobardus of Lyon in the Context of the Felician Controversy. Archa Verbi – Subsidia 20. Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2022, XIV + 199 pp.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “An Authoritative Unity: St Shenoute of Atripe on Scripture & Tradition.” Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 72.3-4 (2021) (forthcoming).
  • “The Alexandrian Christology of St Shenoute of Atripe.” Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 70.3-4 (2018): 153-191.

Review Articles

  • Review of The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity, by Karl Shuve. Theology at St Andrews, 30 March 2018.
  • Review of The Theological Athropology of Eustathius of Antioch, by Sophie Cartwright. The Journal of Theological Studies 68 (2017): 356-8.
  • Review of The Canons of Our Fathers: Monastic Rules of Shenoute, by Bentley Layton. Scottish Journal of Theology 69 (2016): 355-6.
  • Review of Counterfeit Christianity: The Persistence of Errors in the Church, by Roger E. Olson. Themelios 41 (2016): 535-6.
  • Review of The Pathos of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts—The Baroque Era, by Richard Viladesau. Transpositions, 11 June, 2016.
  • Review of Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt, by Ariel G. López. The Two Cities, 25 October, 2014.

Paper Presentations

  • “The Relevance of Classical Christology: Chalcedon, Justinian, and the Sonship of Christ.” TRS Research Seminar Series (University of Glasgow), 21 November 2019.
  • “Christology in Florus of Lyon’s Opera Polemica.” International Medieval Congress, 3-6 Jul. 2017.
  • “The Monastic Christology of St Shenoute of Atripe.” The Seventeenth Oxford Patristics Conference, 10-14 Aug. 2015.