Kevin Smith

Issued: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:58:00 GMT

University of Glasgow

Psychoanalysis and the Philosophy of Love: using Object Relations Theory to critique and develop the understanding and practice of love.

Academic History:

2007 - 2012 (MA Hons First Class) Theology & Religious Studies, University of Glasgow

2014 - 2016 MRes Theology & Religious Studies, University of Glasgow (expected Distinction)

2016 - 2019 Doctorate, Theology & Religious Studies


Professor George Pattison (Theology & Religious Studies, University of Glasgow)

Dr Gavin Miller (Medical Humanities, University of Glasgow)

Research Interests:

History of Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Hermeneutics, Philosophy of Love, Psychoanalytic Theory, Psychotherapy, Mysticism, Gabriel Marcel, Henri Bergson Martin Heidegger, Zen Buddhism, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney, R.D. Laing.

Previous Research Projects:

The Art of Integration? Psychology &Religion in the work of Thomas Merton (2016).


Hector & Jane Maclennan Macleod Prize for the most outstanding male graduate of the Bachelor of Divinity Honours course (2011).

William Lee Prize for best essay, showing evidence of research, in Ecclesiastical History (2011).

John Hope Prize for distinction in Ecclesiastical History/Christian Doctrine (2011).


Book Review: A Catholic Reading Guide to Universalism (Wild, R.), “Theology in Scotland”, Vol. 23 No. 1, Spring, 2016, 75-755

Contact Details:

Address: Department of Theology & Religious Studies, 4 The Square, University of Glasgow G12 8QQ