Senior Research Associate
Senior Research Fellow, Cambridge Theological Federation
Professor, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio Texas
Educated at the University of Oxford and University of London. Degrees & research in history and theology. He taught first at Heythrop College, University of London and was subsequently Lecturer in Church History, Cambridge Theological Federation & Faculty of Divinity. Then Vice-Principal & Academic Director, Sarum College, affiliated to the University of Wales Lampeter where he was also Honorary Professor 1998-2013. He was William Leech Professor of Applied Theology, Durham University from 2003-2008, then Joseph Visiting Professor of Catholic Theology, Boston College MA during 2008-2009. He returned to the Cambridge Theological Federation (Westcott House) as Senior Research Fellow in 2010 & has also been Professor at Oblate School of Theology from 2013. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & of the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded the DD by University of Oxford in 2015.
- Christian spirituality as an interdisciplinary field: historical, theological and socio-cultural dimensions
- Medieval & Reformation religious thought – currently writing on Julian of Norwich
- Christian contributions to thinking about the meaning and future of cities
- The interdisciplinary writings of Michel de Certeau
Authored & edited books:
- A Spiritual City: Theology, Spirituality & The Urban (2014).
- Spirituality: A Brief History (2013).
- Explorations in Spirituality: History, Theology and Social Practice (2010).
- Heaven in Ordinary: A George Herbert Reader (2009).
- Ed. The New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (2005).
- Spaces for the Sacred: Place, Memory & Identity (2001).
- Spirituality & Theology: Christian Life and the Doctrine of God (1998).
- Living Between Worlds: Place and Journey in Celtic Christianity (1997).
- Spirituality & History: Questions of Interpretation and Method (1991, Revised edition 1996).
- Ed. The Way of Ignatius Loyola: Contemporary Approaches to the Study of the Spiritual Exercises (1991).
Also numerous book essays and journal articles.