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

  • “Care, Caring” in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Baker Academic Books, 2011.
  • “Stop in the Name of Love! The Radical Practice of Sabbath-Keeping” in Crux: A Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion, 2011.
  • “Spirituality and the Social Sciences” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, 2011.
  • “Spiritual Direction as a Navigational Aid in Sanctification” in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective,Inter-Varsity Press, 2010.
  • 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. (Received the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Book of 1995)