Dr Matthew Mills

Visiting Lecturer

Matthew is a theologian and church historian within the Catholic tradition.

He has held lectureships in Theology and Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford, where he remains a Senior Member of Regent’s Park College. In 2020, he was also elected to membership of the Senior Common Room at St Chad’s College, Durham.

​Matthew’s research encompasses studies of moral concepts – including victimhood, satisfaction, and forgiveness – as well as the Virgin Mary, monasticism, and the theology of St Anselm.

Website: www.matthewjmills.com

Twitter: @mtwmills


Forgiveness and Restorative Justice, with Myra N. Blyth and Michael H. Taylor (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)


‘Section on Restorative Justice’, ed. with Myra N. Blyth, The Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 5.1 (2016), pp. 49-152


‘A Vindication of Desire: St Anselm, with C. S. Lewis’, The Downside Review 139.2 (2021), pp. 133-144 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00125806211016795

Mulierem fortem: The Marian Pattern of Christian Discipleship’, in Ross J. Maidment and Matthew J. Mills, eds, Behold Your Mother: The Virgin Mary in recent encounters between Anglicans, Baptists and Catholics (Oxford: Regent’s Park College, forthcoming 2021)

​‘Stephen of Sawley (d. [6 Sept.] 1252)’, in A. Louth, ed., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th edn, forthcoming 2021)

286 entries revised and updated, in ibid.

‘In the Barque of Peter: St Anselm’s Ecclesiology’, The Saint Anselm Journal 15.2 (2020), pp. 97-114

​‘Caritatis communionem: Reconciliation through an Ecumenism of Friendship’, in A. Goodliff, A. Clarke and B. Allison-Glenny, eds, Reconciling Rites: Essays in Honour of Myra N. Blyth (Oxford: Regent’s Park College, 2020), pp. 224-240

‘Stephen of Sawley’s Meditations on Our Lady’s Joys and the Medieval History of the Rosary’, Cistercian Studies Quarterly 50.4 (2015), pp. 424-439