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Dr Sandra Brower

 

Lecturer in Theology

BA Theology Programme Leader
s.brower@cliffcollege.ac.uk

Education
1990 - 1995 BA (Arts/Philosophy) – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1990 - 1995 BA (Arts/Religion) – CNC, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1990 - 1995 ThB – Canadian Nazarene College (CNC), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1995 - 1996 MA (Theology) - University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College)
2001 - 2008 PhD (Theology) - King’s College, University of London, Thesis Title: ‘Answering the Upwards Call: The Ascended Christ, Mediator of Our Worship’

Originally from Canada, Sandra came to the UK to pursue an MA in theology. She returned to Canada to help plant and pastor a church before marrying and moving permanently to the UK in 1998. After completing her PhD, Sandra was a chaplain at the University of Derby, offering pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students and staff of all faiths and none.

Sandra lives in Buxton with her husband and two children. She is active in her local community as a school governor and chair of the PTA, and leads worship in her parish’s monthly Messy Church outreach. She is a trained musician and has taught piano for over 25 years.

Sandra’s research interests include the theology of worship, the doctrine of the ascension, and – as a confessed foodie – the relationship between food and theology. She is keen to explore issues relating to mental health, and the theology of hospitality.

Selected Publications & Presentations
  • BOOK CHAPTERS
  • ‘Rhythm Through Change’ in Brent D. Peterson, ed. Volume 1: Encountering God - A Conversation About Worship in the Wesleyan Tradition, forthcoming.
  • 'The Ascended Christ: Mediator of Our Worship' in Stephen R. Holmes and Murray A. Rae, eds. The Person of Christ (London: T&T Clark, 2005) 155-181.

  • JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • ‘Worship as Thanksgiving: The Offering of Life’ in Theology in Scotland, vol 16 (2009), special issue (In Memoriam the Very Rev. Professor Thomas F. Torrance), 41-60.
  • 'The Ascended Christ: Mediator of Our Worship' in Call to Worship, vol. 38.4 (May, 2005), 35-50.
  • 'Semi-Pelagians and Grace' in European Explorations in Christian Holiness 2 (2001), 55-69.

  • REVIEWS
  • Gerrit Scott Dawson, Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ’s Continuing Incarnation (London: T&T Clark Ltd, A Continuum Imprint, 2004). Reviewed in International Journal of Systematic Theology, vol 7.4 (October, 2005) 465-8.
  • Graham Redding, Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ in the Reformed Tradition (London: T&T Clark Ltd, A Continuum Imprint, 2003). Reviewed in International Journal of Systematic Theology, vol 6.4 (October, 2004) 447-50.
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