Tom Hunt


Tom has studied at Cambridge, Birmingham and Cardiff. He taught at Durham before coming to Newman in September 2013.


Research Interests

Tom’s research interests lie in ancient Latin Christianity. He is currently working on a book about the reception of ancient Christian texts in twentieth-century French Catholic Theology, focussing specifically on the period around the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962).


Tom’s teaching includes modules on Christian Theology, the relationship between religion and politics in the UK, and the Abrahamic religions.

Membership of Professional Organisations

Tom is a Fellow of the HEA.


Other Activities


Hunt, Thomas E. 2020. Jerome of Stridon and the Ethics of Literary Production in Late Antiquity. Leiden: Brill.

Articles in Journals

Hunt, Thomas E. 2021. “Imperial Collapse and Christianization in Patristic Scholarship during the Final Decades of Colonial Algeria, 1930–1962.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 29:2, 261-289. doi:10.1353/earl.2021.0009.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2020. “Alois Riegl, Henri Marrou, and Walter Benjamin: The Interplay of Modernity and Late Antiquity in Patristic Studies,” In H. A. G. Houghton, M. L. Davies, & M. Vinzent (eds.), Studia Patristica. Vol. C – Including Papers Presented at the Sixth British Patristics Conference, Birmingham, 5-7 September 2016 (Vol. 100, pp. 357–364). Peeters Publishers.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2019. ‘Breathy shame and the place of Hebrew in the work of Jerome of Stridon’ Religion and Theology 26, pp. 85-111.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2018. ‘The influence of French colonial humanism on the study of late antiquity: Braudel, Marrou, Brown’ International Journal of Francophone Studies 21.3-4, pp. 255-278.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2013. “Condemning Nature? Natura in the Jovinian affair.”  Vigiliae Christianae 67,pp.364-392.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2012. “Biblical interpretation in Jerome of Stridon’s Vita Hilarionis.”  Studia Patristica 52:247-255.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2008. “Ibi et cor tuum: Roman Christian topography and statements of Christian identity in Jerome.”  Journal of Late Antique Religion and Culture 2:17-32.


Chapters in books


Hunt, Thomas E. 2021. “Late Antique Cultures of Breath: Politics and the Holy Spirit,” in Fuller, D., Saunders, C., Macnaughton, J. (eds) The Life of Breath in Literature, Culture and Medicine. Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine. Palgrave Macmillan.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2018. “Religion in Late Antiquity–Late Antiquity in Religion.” In The Blackwell Companion to Religion in ​Late Antiquity, edited by Josef Lössl and Nicholas J. Baker-Brian, 9-30. Oxford: Blackwell.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2016. “Junilius Africanus and the Instituta Regularia Divinae Legis.” In Handbuch der Bibelhermeneutiken, edited by Oda Wischmeyer and K. Pollmann. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2015. “Jerome of Stridon.” In Gud er alltid større. Kirkefedrenes teologiske språk, edited by Staale Johannes Kristiansen and Peder Solberg. Oslo: Novus.

Hunt, Thomas E. 2009. “Grotesque representations of wealth and poverty in Prudentius and Jerome.” In Poverty and Riches, edited by Geoffrey D. Dunn, David Luckensmeyer and Lawrence Cross. Strathfield: St Paul’s.