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Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

Dr Cynthia Bennett Brown

Cindy is a newcomer to Durham from Northern Ireland and recently joined the Cranmer team as Director of the MA in Theology and Ministry. She has studied and worked in the United States, Canada, France and the UK in a range of roles including chaplain, parish assistant, lecturer and youth worker. As a devoted life-long student, she is delighted to have a vocation that facilitates forever-learning.

Cindy’s teaching and research are driven by the deep conviction that discipleship to Jesus Christ includes learning to love God with our minds as much as our heart, soul and strength, and that theological education has a pivotal role to play in this, both in the church and in the academy. Her PhD is in systematic theology (doctrine) but she also teaches and supervises subjects in historical and practical theology – because good theology necessarily impacts real life! She has written about the nature of and limits to theological thinking in Believing Thinking, Bounded Theology and is currently working on a book chapter on the history of pastoral care in the Christian tradition. She has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2013.

Besides theology Cindy loves her husband, sheep, cake and very early mornings.

Cindy can be reached at cynthia.b.brown@durham.ac.uk

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