University of Manchester
Ivan and Nina Ross Family Fellowship

Research Topic

Darwin's Jews: Evolutionary Theory, Jewish Thought, and Interfaith Relations 


Daniel Langton is professor of Jewish history in the Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester in the UK. He specializes in Jewish-Christian relations, and has particular interests in Jewish New Testament studies, the origins of Anglo-Reform and Anglo-Liberal Judaism, Israel and Zionism, Holocaust theology, and Jewish religious engagement with Darwinism and with atheism. He is codirector of the university’s Centre for Jewish Studies, and has served as the president of the British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS) and as secretary of the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS). He has also been a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow and an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow.

Langton received his PhD in History from the University of Southampton at the Parkes Institute for Jewish/Non-Jewish Relations. 

Selected publications

  • The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2010) 
  • Claude Montefiore: His Life and Thought (Vallentine Mitchell, 2002) 



Posing new questions about the theories, institutions, and paradigms shaping the study of nature, and about the cultural and religious consequences that emerge from such study.