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Teacher of missiology and liberation theology

Dr Timothy F T Noble

BA (English) (University of Liverpool), BA (Philosophy and Theology) (University of London,) MEd (University of Manchester), STB (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), PhD (Vrije University, Amsterdam)

Tim Noble was born in London in 1962. After school he studied English and German at the University of Liverpool, before joining the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic religious order, where he studied philosophy and theology in London and Brazil. Since 2001 he has lived in the Czech Republic, with his wife, Ivana. His doctorate is from the VU Amsterdam and his habilitation from Charles University, Prague. He teaches missiology and liberation theology and has been associated with IBTSC since 2005.

Book Chapters

Tim Noble, “Whose Liberation? Whose Freedom? Nikolai Berdyaev and Juan Luis Segundo on Freedom as the Key to Human Identity”, in Judith Gruber, Sebastian Pittl, Stefan Silber, Christian Tauchner (eds.), Identitary Temptations. Identity Negotiations between Emancipation and Hegemony (Aachen: Verlag Mainz, 2019) (= Concordia, Reihe Monographen Band 73), 357–366.

Tim Noble, “Theosis and Pleroma in East and West: Integral Freedom”, in John Arblaster and Rob Faesen (eds.), Theosis / Deification: Christian Doctrines of Divinization East and West, (BETL 249), (Leuven: Peeters, 2018), 129–147.

Tim Noble, “Who Do You Say I Am? Recognising and Receiving the Other”, in Dagmar Heller and Minna Hietamäki (eds.), Just Do It?! Recognition and Reception in Ecumenical Relations (Beiheft zur Ökumenischen Rundschau 117) (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2018), 357–368.

Tim Noble, “Mission as Hospitality towards the Other”, in Uta Andrée, Benjamin Simon, Lars Röser-Israel (eds.), Reforming Theology. Migrating Church. Transforming Society. A Compendium for Ecumenical Education (Hamburg: Missionshilfe Verlag, 2017), 192–197.


Tim Noble, “Latin American Liberation  Theology and Inter-Religious Dialogue”, Acta Missiologica 13:2 (2019), 8–22.

Tim Noble, “Freedom and Holiness. Contributions from Jon Sobrino and Pope Francis”,

Communio Viatorum 61:1 (2019), 77–87.

Tim Noble, "Proselytism and the Ethics of Mission", Acta Missiologiae 6 (2018), 47–63.

Tim Noble, “Father Alexander Men and the Tradition of Optina”, Communio Viatorum 60:1 (2018), 74–81.

Tim Noble, “Nowhere is Better than Here: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Early Sixteenth Century Utopias”, Perichoresis 16:1 (2018), 3–20. DOI: 10.2478/perc-2018-0001.

Tim Noble, “’The Mind Has Mountains’: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Landscape and Poetry”, Communio Viatorum 59:2 (2017), 224–235.

Tim Noble, “Jesuit and Moravian Brethren Mission: Encountering the Native American Other”, Communio Viatorum 59:1 (2017), pp. 73–97.

Tim Noble, “Kirche und Zivilgesellschaft / Theologie und Zivilreligion”, Ökumenische Rundschau 66:2 (2017), 222–236.