Graduate Theological Union

Lewis R. Rambo

San Francisco Theological Seminary
Research Professor of Psychology and Religion
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1978

PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1975
MA, University of Chicago Divinity School, 1973
MDiv, Yale Divinity School, 1971
BA, Abilene Christian University, 1967

Phone: 415/847-2662

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Converting: Dynamics of Religious Transformation
  • Religion and the Human Sciences [Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology of Religion]
  • Film Studies
  • Jesus: Images and Experiences in Art, Film, Fiction, Scripture, and Culture
  • Multi-Cultural Pastoral Care and Counseling

Selected Publications

  • Editor, Pastoral Psychology
  • Editor (with Charles Farhadian), Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012).
  • Psychology of Conversion and Spiritual Transformation, Lewis R. Rambo & Steven C. Bauman (forthcoming Pastoral Psychology, 2012)
  • Psychology of Religion: Toward a Multidisciplinary Paradigm, Lewis R. Rambo & Matthew S. Haar Farris (forthcoming Pastoral Psychology, 2012)
  • "Theories of Conversion," Social Compass (1999: 46: 3).
  • Understanding Religious Conversion, Yale University Press, 1993.