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Alison, James

Personal reflection

I discovered James Alison's work through my research in relation to sexuality and he is a writer whose books I always buy as he is such a stimulating and provocative thinker.  Although he has written widely in relation to homosexuality as a gay Catholic priest his work covers a much greater range of subjects, his doctoral work being on the doctrine of original sin. All of his writing is shaped by the thought of Rene Girard which he creatively relates to Christian theology and ethics, also often producing fascinating insights into biblical texts.

Short bio

James Alison was brought up in an evangelical Anglican home (son of a Conservative MP, Michael Alison, baptised as an infant by John Stott) but converted to Rome and became a Roman Catholic priest. He is now an author and international speaker.


Date of Birth: 1959

Position: Itinerant speaker and writer

Denomination/Tradition: Roman Catholic

Areas of expertise: Girard, sexuality, sin, spirituality

Nationality: English


Personal Website: this is multi-lingual and frequently updated and contains the text of a large number of talks and articles and links to audio and video recordings

Personal Blog

University Website

Facebook Page

Contact Details: cgfragments @




Other webpages

My Library author page

Amazon UK author page

Amazon US author page

Google Books

Google Scholar


Other pages on site:

Bio page

Online texts

Online audios and videos



Last updated: Jan 2011