Prof Jens Zimmermann

Jens Zimmermann is J. I. Packer Chair of Theology at Regent College/UBC in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada. He has previously held the Canada Research Professorship for Interpretation, Religion, and Culture at Trinity Western University (2006–16), was Research Fellow in Theology, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (2016–17), and British Academy Fellow in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford (2018–19). 

In Oxford, he is Director of a three-year research project entitled "Christian Flourishing in a Technological World." This project extends Zimmermann's previous research on Christian humanism, theology, and hermeneutic philosophy by examining how technology shapes our conceptions of human identity and perception, of who we are and how we know, and how human relations, policies, and institutions are impacted, in turn, by these changes in human identity and perception. See the project webpage at  

Zimmermann is the author of Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity (OUP 2016), Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2015), and Humanism and Religion (OUP 2012). He recently published Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism (OPU 2019). He is currently writing a book on Personhood.