Anna, Susan and Oonagh

“The Margaret Beaufort Institute encompasses three of the things closest to my heart: the Catholic Church, education and women. I firmly believe that the work of the Gospel, like the work of politics or law, needs more than goodwill.”

Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC

Dr Férdia Stone-Davis, Tutor in Theology

Férdia is teaching on the module Moral Imagination, Art and Spiritual Formation. Her research interests centre upon music and its relation to philosophical and theological anthropology, ethics, epistemology and world-making.

Publications

Books and journal issues

Music and Transcendence, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015).

‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), ed. F. J. Stone-Davis. (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

The Soundtrack of Conflict: The Role of Music in Radio Broadcasting in Wartime and in Conflict Situations (Olms, 2013).

Musical Beauty: Negotiating the Boundary between Subject and Object (Cascade, 2011). 

Peer-reviewed chapters, articles and blog posts

F. J. Stone-Davis, Punk Political Science – Worldmaking, Worldbreaking and Living on the Edge‘. Crick Centre Blog (2016).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Making an anthropological case: cognitive dualism and the acousmatic’, Philosophy: The Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy 90(352): 263–76 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Music and Liminal Ethics: Facilitating a ‘Soulful Reality’’, in The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person, eds. E.A. Lee and S. Kimbriel (Eugene, OR: Veritas, Wipf and Stock, 2015).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Introduction: Sense Making and Place Making Through Music’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 1–4, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Worldmaking and Worldbreaking: Pussy Riot’s Punk Prayer’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 101–20, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis & T. Wishart, ‘“Vocalising Home”: An Interview with Trevor Wishart’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 5–21, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis & M. Richter, ‘Vivaldi Recomposed: Max Richter in conversation’, in ‘Home: Creating and Inhabiting Place through Music Activity’, Contemporary Music Review 34(1) (2015), 44–53, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis. (Oxford: Taylor and Francis).

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Introduction’, Music and Transcendence, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015), 1–10.

F. J. Stone-Davis, ‘Musical Meaning and Worldmaking: Haydn’s String Quartet in E flat major (op. 33 no. 2)’, in Music and Transcendence, ed. F. J. Stone-Davis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015), 125–45.

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"For me, theology is grounded in an orientation towards the other, opening our eyes to the world around us, being struck by its significance, and inspiring others to do the same. It is only by approaching the world and each other in this way that we can develop and grow, personally, and in communion."