Graduate Theological Union

Susan S. Phillips

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New College Berkeley
Executive Director and Professor of Sociology and Christianity

At GTU since 1990

Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
B.A. Willamette University, 1976

Phone: 510/841-9386

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • The Sociology of Christian Spirituality
  • The Self in Social Psychology
  • The Sociology and Ethics of Care
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Spiritual Formation and Thriving

Selected Publications

  • The Cultivated Life: From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy, IV Press, 2015.
  • Serving God’s Community: Studies in Honor of W. Ward Gasque, Regent College Publishing, 2014.
  • “Care, Caring” in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Baker Academic Books, 2011.
  • “Spirituality and the Social Sciences” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, 2011.
  • Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction, Morehouse, 2008.
  • The Crisis of Care: Affirming and Restoring Caring Practices in the Helping Professions, Georgetown University Press, 1994.