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Vice Principal




The Revd Dr Paul Dominiak


Contact Details: 

Westcott House

Jesus Lane


CB5 8BP 


(44) 1223 272975









Paul is Vice Principal, Tutor for Doctrine, and Tutor for Admissions.  He trained for ministry at Westcott House and served his curacy in the parish of St. Francis of Assisi, Ingleby Barwick, in the Diocese of York. He then served as Chaplain to Trinity College, Cambridge, before becoming Dean of Chapel at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is married to Kaitlin, and they have two daughters.


Paul teaches in the areas of doctrine and systematic theology, both in the Cambridge Theological Federation and for the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. He loves teaching, seeing theology as a form of discipleship aimed at wisdom. His research interests focus on the intersection between philosophy and theology, especially in the medieval and early modern periods. Paul is also interested in how Christians might develop effective teaching as a way to help Christian enquiry, ministry and mission. Paul is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, as well as being a member of the Society for Reformation Studies and the Society for the Study of Theology.


Selected Publications:


  • Richard Hooker. The Architecture of Participation (T & T Clark, 2019)
  • ‘Moses the Magistrate: The Mosaic Theological Imaginary of John Jewel and Richard Hooker in Elizabethan Apologetics,’ in Angela Ranson, Andre Gazal, and Sarah Bastow, editors, Defending the Faith. John Jewel and the Elizabethan Church (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018).
  •  ‘Hooker, scholasticism, Thomism, and Reformed orthodoxy,’ in W. Bradford Littlejohn, editor, Richard Hooker & Reformed Orthodoxy (Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2017).
  • Issue Editor for ‘Established and Emerging Voices in Richard Hooker Research,’ Perichoresis 12.1 (2014).
  •  ‘“From the Footstool to the Throne of God”: MethexisMetaxu, and Eros in Richard Hooker’s Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Polity,” Perichoresis 12.1 (2014): 57-76.
  • ‘The logic of desire: a reappraisal of reason and the emotions in Richard Hooker’s Lawes,’ Reformation & Renaissance Review 16.1 (2014): 37-51.

Paul also reviews books for Anglican Theological Review, Colloquium, Crucible, Reviews in Religion and TheologyScottish Journal of Theology, and Sewanee Theological Review.



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