Daniel Patterson is an allrounder, coming in at number 6 — bats and can roll the arm over.

Having returned from Scotland where he completed his PhD in theological ethics under Brian Brock and Stanley Hauerwas, Dan now lives with his wife and two girls in Bulgaria.

Dan lectures in theology and ethics at St. Trivelius Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also an adjunct researcher at Sheridan College, Perth, Australia.  

His particular research interests include gender, sexuality, and the body. This finds particular expression where theology and the gender theory of Judith Butler intersect. Further to this, Dan reads in continental philosophy, queer theory, feminism, and is concerned with church/state relations.  

The Death of Her (Words)

A voice in the wilderness cries out

She said no

But if she cries no in the forest does she cry no?

No, she cries yes

Here lies her death

In a word, killed

The word’s death

And now its resurrection 

To new life

Yes

And her voice cries

Her voice dies in the wilderness

Her home

 

A voice in the wilderness cries out

She swears

She speaks

Not no or yes

But truth

But if she cries the truth in the forest does she cry the truth?

No, she cries lies

And she dies, and with her, so does she 

In a word, killed

The word’s death

A martyr, no

A fool, yes

And now her resurrection, but not hers

To new life

Unrecognisable

Truth

And her voice cries 

Her voice dies in the wilderness

Her home

In Absentia