Our use of cookies

Some cookies are necessary for us to manage how our website behaves while other optional, or non-necessary, cookies help us to analyse website usage. You can Accept All or Reject All optional cookies or control individual cookie types below.

You can read more in our Cookie Notice


These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.

Third-Party Cookies

These cookies are set by a website other than the website you are visiting usually as a result of some embedded content such as a video, a social media share or a like button or a contact map



Teacher of Missiology and Liberation Theology

Docent Dr Tim 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)

Dr Tim Noble is Associate Professor at the Ecumenical Institute of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague. Tim also teaches missiology and liberation theology at IBTS where he has been associated since 2005.

Research Interests

"My research interests include the following: Latin American Liberation Theology, Missiology (contemporary and historical, with especial attention to the recipients of mission and to mission in Central and Eastern Europe), Contextual Theologies, Theology and Politics, migration, theology and film, and theological anthropology. I have also supervised doctorates in historical and systematic theology, as well as in Christian spirituality, a field in which I have written and practised. I have also carried out research in the field of Orthodox mission and theology."


Tim Noble, Liberation or Entitlement. Conflicting Theologies of Grace and Clashing Populisms (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, forthcoming 2022).

Tim Noble, Mission from the Perspective of the Other. Drawing Together on Holy Ground. (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018),

Ivana Noble, Kateřina Bauerová, Tim Noble, Parush Parushev, Wrestling with the Mind of the Fathers (Yonkers, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2015).

Ivana Noble, Kateřina Bauerová, Tim Noble, Parush Parushev, The Ways of Orthodox Theology in the West (Yonkers, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2015).

Tim Noble, The Poor in Liberation Theology: Pathway to God or Ideological Construct? (Sheffield: Equinox, 2013 – Abingdon: Routledge, 2014).


Tim Noble, “Teologie osvobození v době politických a církevních proměn,“ Studia Theologica 23:3 (2021), 39–60.

Tim Noble, “A Critical Re-evaluation of the Theological Reception of Karl Marx,” Communio Viatorum 63:2 (2021), 91–106.

Tim Noble, “Liberation Theology and the Discernment Between Populisms,” Political Theology 22:2 (2021), 111–24.

Tim Noble and Petr Jandejsek, “Personal and Common Good – Personal and Common Evil. Liberation Theology Perspectives,” European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 12:4 (2020), 45–62.

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.

Tim Noble, “’The Mind Has Mountains’: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Landscape and Poetry”, Communio Viatorum 59:2 (2017), 224–35.

Kateřina Bauerová and Tim Noble, “Orthodoxy in the West: Report on a Five-Year Research Project”, Philotheos 17 (2017), 149–58.

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

Tim Noble, “Kirche und Zivilgesellschaft / Theologie und Zivilreligion”, Ökumenische Rundschau 66:2 (2017), 222–36.

Book Chapters

Katerina Kočandrle Bauer and Tim Noble, “Alexander Men and Russian Religious Thought in the Post-Soviet Situation” in The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought Eds. Caryl Emerson, George Pattison, Randall Poole (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), 628–41.

Tim Noble, “Singing for the Unity of Latin America. Liberation Theology and the Struggle against Nationalisms”, in Jelle Creemers, Ulrike Link-Wieczorek (eds.), On Nations and the Churches: Ecumenical Responses to Nationalisms and Migration. Beiheft zur Ökumenischen Rundschau 129. (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2020), 158–69.

Ivana Noble and Tim Noble, “Open Sobornicity and Apophatic Anthropology. Modern Romanian Hesychasm and the Theologies of Fr Dumitru Stăniloae and Fr André Scrima”, in Alina Pătru (ed.), Meeting God in the Other. Studies in Religious Encounter and Pluralism in Honour of Dorin Oancea on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Orientalia – Patristica – Oecumenica Vol. 16. (Zurich: LIT, 2019), 423–35.

Tim Noble, “The Holy Spirit and Reform in Liberation Theology”, in Peter De Mey, Wim François, (eds.), ‘Ecclesia semper reformanda'. Renewal and Reform beyond Polemics (BETL 306) (Leuven: Peeters, 2020), 361–75.

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), 357–66.

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), 129–47.

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), 357–68.

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), 192–97.

Memberships & Networks

IAMS (International Association of Mission Studies), Societas Oecumenica, CEEAMS (Central and Eastern European Association of Mission Studies), Spiritual Directors Europe.

Other Activities

"I have presented papers regularly at meetings of Societas Oecumenica, the European association of ecumenical theologians, at the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology meetings, at meetings of CEEAMS (Central and Eastern European Association of Mission Studies), at international conferences organised by the Ecumenical Institute of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, and at a number of other conferences around Europe."