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Von Hügel Institute

for Critical Catholic Inquiry


Boris received his PhD in 2012 from the Catholic Theological Faculty in Zagreb, Croatia.  He was ordained in 1998. In December 2013 he was colloquized into the pastorate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in England. Since 2013 Boris has been a Tutor in Philosophy of Religion and Christian Doctrine at Westfield House for Theological Studies, Cambridge. From 2004 until 2013 he was an Assistant Professor at the Theological Faculty ‘Matthias Flacius Illyricus’, Zagreb. He lectured in History of Philosophy, Liturgical Studies and Political Theology. Boris has published five books: God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse (2012) with Slavoj Žižek, which has been contracted for publication into ten languages; Evangelicals not Angels (2007) with his wife Lidija; Those Who are Here are From Here (2010); Crucified Subject - Without Grail (2010); and Everyday Alchemy - Synergy of the Weak (2016).  He co-edited a book by Francois Laruelle entitled The Non-Philosophy Project (2012).


Boris’ research interests are primarily in establishing relationships between an archaeology of spiritual exercises in everyday life, and mimetic theory and biopolitics. Other main areas of his research include a constructive metaphysical reading of the Bible and a critical inquiry into ‘small lights of grace’ in theology, philosophy and literature. Boris is currently working on a new project for which he is reflecting on forms of life and forms of discourse using the theoretical tools and concepts of Gilles Deleuze, Michel De Certeau and Giorgio Agamben.

Research Associate
Tutor in Philosophy of Religion and Christian Doctrine, Westfield House, Cambridge
Rev Dr Boris  Gunjević

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