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Dr Lynne Taylor

Photo of Lynne TaylorBSc (Canterbury) BA (Hons) (Canterbury) PhD (Flinders)

Room: 4S5, Arts Building
Tel 64 3 479 5358
Email lynne.taylor@otago.ac.nz

Lynne Taylor is Jack Somerville Lecturer in Pastoral Theology. She has published on faith formation; the role local churches can play in the wellbeing of older adults; and denominational trends. Her PhD explored the conversion experiences of previously unchurched Australians. As well as working part-time for Otago University, Lynne is co-leader of Student Soul (a student congregation) and continues to engage in congregational and denominational research.

Lynne teaches papers in the areas of chaplaincy, pastoral care and contemporary Christian witness.

Teaching

Current Perspectives on Pastoral Care

Christian Witness in a Secular World

Chaplaincy Studies

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Preferred Areas of Supervision

I am keen to supervise in any of the areas listed under Current Research Interests below, as well as in other areas related to pastoral (or practical) theology and missiology. I also have particular skills and interest in qualitative and interdisciplinary research.

Current Research

Current areas of research include:

  • Faith formation
  • Spirituality and wellbeing
  • Congregational studies
  • Pastoral transitions

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Current Postgraduate Students