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Dr Adrian Mihai is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, and his research has run from the early Greek philosophers to the Cambridge Platonists, with some personal and intellectual interests in hermeneutics and its relation to phenomenology. He is also a British Academy Newton International Fellow and a Research Associate at the 'Laboratoire d'études sur les monothéismes' (LEM-CNRS, Paris). As a collaborator on the International projects 'The Cambridge Platonists at the Origins of Enlightenment' and 'Reason and Revelation: The Critical Heritage of Antiquity', his work focuses on the chief ways in which Greek and Latin influence have moulded the philosophy, the theology and the science of Modern Times.
Dr Mihai received his PhD in Philosophy from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE, Paris), and he is the author of 'L'Hadès céleste. Histoire du Purgatoire Dans l'Antiquité' (Paris: Garnier, 2015), for which he was awarded the prestigious 'Prix de l'Association des études grecques'. He is currently preparing for Brepols the first critical edition of Ralph Cudworth's The True Intellectual System of the Universe (1678), a daring interpretation of Ancient and Modern atomism and atheism, and the first treatise on the philosophy of religion.