BA (Hons), BTheol, MTheol, PhD
Deborah Guess is a systematic theologian whose primary writing and teaching focus is on ecological theology. Other research interests include Christology, Anglican thought and the Christian contemplative tradition.
Deborah’s doctoral thesis at the University of Divinity (2015) was titled: God So Loved the Cosmos: an Ecotheological Discussion of the Incarnation. The thesis explored the ecotheological implications of the work of two Anglican thinkers, Norman Pittenger and Arthur Peacocke, in relation to the Incarnation. The supervisor was Professor Andrew McGowan.
Deborah currently teaches the Pilgrim unit A Changed Climate for Theology and was formerly tutor then teacher at Trinity College Theological School for the unit Christianity and Ecology. From 2012 to 2016 she was Copy Editor and Business Manager of Colloquium: the Australian and New Zealand Theological Review.
In recent years she has been involved with the project Ecological Aspects of War: Religious Perspectives from Australia and is currently co-editing a book exploring the topic of a just and ecologically sustainable peace.
Deborah is currently writing a monograph on the meaning of place in relation to ecological theology.
Recent Research Publications
Guess, Deborah. ‘Reverencing matter: An Ecotheological Reading of John Damascene’s Three Treatises on the Divine Images’. Colloquium 52:1 July 2020. Pp. 34-50.
Guess, Deborah. ‘Eco-theology and the Non-competitive Relationship Between God and World’. Phronema. 35:2 November 2020. Pp. 43-60.
Guess, Deborah. ‘Introduction.’ Camilleri, Joseph and Guess, Deborah (Edited Book) (2020) Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace: Navigating the Great Transition. (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan).
Camilleri, Joseph and Guess, Deborah (Edited Book) (2020) Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace: Navigating the Great Transition. (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.) XIV, 363pp. ISBN 978-981-15-5020-1.