Stephen Burns joins Episcopal Divinity School faculty

Posted Sep 27, 2012

[Episcopal Divinity School] This fall, The Rev. Dr. Stephen Burns joins Episcopal Divinity School as a faculty member in Liturgics and Anglican Studies. His most recent position has been as a research fellow in public and contextual theology at Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Burns studied theology at the universities of Durham (BA, MA and PhD) and Cambridge (MLitt) and has sincetaught theology in Durham and Birmingham (both UK), as well as in Sydney. He has served in parish ministry and is a priest in the orders of the Church of England.

“The faculty at EDS is excited to welcome Stephen as a colleague. His scholarship, teaching sensibilities, and his enthusiasm inspire the collegium as we have begin a new academic year,” said Dr. Angela Bauer-Levesque, academic dean and Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr. Professor of Bible, Culture & Interpretation.

Dr. Burns’s research and writing focuses on liturgical renewal and the intersections of liturgical and practical, contextual, and other contemporary theologies. He is the author and editor of multiple books and publications such as Liturgy (SCM Press, 2006), Worship in Context (Epworth Press, 2006), Exchanges of Grace (coeditor with Natalie K. Watson, SCM Press, 2008), The Edge of God (coeditor with Nicola Slee and Michael N. Jagessar, Epworth Press, 2008),Christian Worship in Australia (coeditor with Anita Monro, St Pauls, 2009), Presiding Like a Woman (coeditor with Nicola Slee, SPCK, 2010), Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives(coauthor with Michael N. Jagessar, Equinox, 2011), The Art of Tentmaking (editor, Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2011), Pilgrim People(MediaCom, 2012) and Worship and Ministry: Shaped Towards God (Mosaic Press, 2012) He is also book reviews editor for the Australian Journal of Liturgy.