Our People in the Centre for Theology and Public Issues
Andrew is Howard Paterson Professor of Theology and Public Issues and Director of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at the University of Otago, Dunedin.
Appointed to this new chair in January 2009, he was previously Co-Director of the Centre for Faith and Society at the Von Hügel Institute in Cambridge where he co-authored Moral, But No Compass, a path-breaking report on government and welfare provision commissioned by the bishops of the Church of England.
From 2000-2005 he was national Secretary for Church and Society with the United Reformed Church in the UK and prior to that senior lecturer in Theology at colleges in Southampton and Winchester. From 1990-1 he was Postdoctoral Fellow in Church History at the University of Otago. He is an Honorary Professor of the University of Winchester.
His most recent books are Radical Religion in Cromwell's England: A concise history from the English Civil War to the end of the Commonwealth (I.B. Tauris, 2011) and Louder Than Words: Action for the 21st-Century Church (Darton Longman & Todd, 2007) and he is co-editor, with Christopher Rowland, of Radical Christian Writings: A Reader (Blackwell, 2002).
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The Reverend Dr Eleanor Sanderson is the Centre’s first Post-Doctoral Fellow. Based until recently at St John’s College, Auckland, Ellie is exploring how a ‘conversation’ between the philosophy of Luce Irigaray and the Mothers’ Union in the context of the three Tikanga Anglican Church in the Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, might cultivate a relational theology and inform a feminist contribution within the field of public theology.
Dr Andrew Shepherd
CTPI Advisory Board
Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University of Wellington)
Glyn Carpenter (Director, New Zealand Christian Network)
Dr Greg Coyle (Principal Adviser, National Social Programmes, Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory)
Professor Elaine Graham (Grosvenor Research Professor, University of Chester, UK)
Professor Gareth Jones (University of Otago Bioethics Centre)
Rev Dr Peter Matheson (Emeritus Professor, Knox Theological College, Dunedin)
Rev Professor Murray Rae (Head, Department of Theology & Religion, University of Otago)
Rt Rev Dr Graham Redding (Principal, Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership, Dunedin; former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church Aotearoa-New Zealand)
Rev Professor Will Storrar (Director, Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton University, USA)
Rev Professor Paul Trebilco (Department of Theology & Religion, University of Otago)