James Bryson holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge where he wrote a dissertation on the seventeenth century Oxford Platonist, Thomas Jackson, with a special focus on the influence of Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa on the Oxonian’s philosophical theology. A revised version of the dissertation will be published as a monograph with Peeters in their series on Philosophical Theology.
Bryson is currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) at McGill, where he has recently hosted a conference on the contemporary British Philosopher, Roger Scruton, funded principally by a SSHRC Connection Grant: https://www.mcgill.ca/creor/events/scruton. Bryson is the editor of the proceedings: The Religious Philosophy of Roger Scruton.
Bryson’s present research focuses on the concept of love in the writings of early modern and romantic mystics, including the work of Franz von Baader, whose writings on love Bryson is translating into English with McGill PhD Candidate, Hadi Fakhoury.