Laurence Hemming

Laurence Paul Hemming is Research Fellow at the Department of Organisation, Technology and Work in the Management School of Lancaster University.

The Reverend Dr. Hemming holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (Peterhouse) 1999; a M.Phil. From the University of Oxford; and B.A., and (M.A.) Degrees in Philosophy and Theology, from the University of Oxford (Oriel College).

He was called as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, and is arguably one of the foremost experts on the Catholic liturgy.

Dr. Hemming is the author of several books, notably a biography of Pope Benedict XVI, entitled Benedict XVI: Fellow Worker for the Truth, published in 2005. Dr. Hemming’s books also include Radical Orthodoxy?: A Catholic Enquiry, and Worship as a Revelation: The Past, Present and Future of Catholic Liturgy, published in 2008. An acknowledged expert on Heidigger, Dr. Hemming’s scholarly works include Heidegger’s Atheism: The Refusal of a Theological Voice (2002), and Postmodernity’s Transcending: Devaluing God (2005). He has also contributed to or served as editor of a number of other books.

Dr. Hemming is also an avid cyclist, and he enjoys rowing on the Thames in London. Dr. Hemming’s grasp of the old Catholic liturgy, and its connection with the Biblical temple is encyclopedic.

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