National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER)

The Christian Academic in Higher Education


The Christian Academic in Higher Education

Open Live Lecture and Discussion

Emeritus Professor John Sullivan

Tuesday 13 June 2023 

09.00 – 10.30 

Frederick Mason Room St Martin’s Priory, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1PW 

Refreshments will be provided 

This is a free event

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Before opening up for discussion, John will give an overview of his book of this title, which wrestles with the question: what difference might it make to approach all the various tasks of being an academic in a 21st century university from the perspective of Christian faith? 

Professor Sullivan reflects on themes from his book The Christian Academic in Higher Education: The Consecration of Learning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and then engages with colleagues in discussion. 


John Sullivan is Emeritus Professor of Christian Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK.  Earlier in his career he taught in secondary schools as classroom teacher, Head of Year, Head of Department, Deputy Head, Vice Principal of a Sixth Form College and as Headteacher.  He also served for four years as Head of Professional Development and also as Chief Education Inspector in a London Borough. 

John is author and editor of nine books in the field of Christian education – the two most recent being The Christian Academic in Higher Education: The Consecration of Learning, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018; and Lights for the Path, Dublin: Veritas, 2022 – together with more than 100 other chapters and articles and over a 100 book reviews.  He works at the interface between theology and education.  

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