CHRISTOPHER VILLIERS is an award-winning British Catholic theologian and freelance writer who has written about religious matters for a wide variety of publications, academic and popular. He holds a Master’s degrees in Theology from Durham University, United Kingdom, with specialization in the history of Christian doctrine. His postgraduate thesis addressed the Divine impassibility in the theology of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, with reference to modern theological debates on divine impassibility deriving from biblical, historical and philosophical scholarship. Villiers is a practicing Catholic with an interest in ecumenism, particularly in relation to Eastern Orthodox churches. He writes on a regular basis for the ecumenical theological journal Sobornost. Villiers is the winner of the 2008 Jean Cowling Prize in Theology and the first prize-winner of the 2015 Sonnets for Shakespeare Poetry Award.