The Rev. Dr. Stephen Burns
Stephen Burns, Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology and the Study of Anglicanism, joined the faculty of Episcopal Divinity School in 2012. He studied theology at the universities of Durham (BA, MA and PhD) and Cambridge (MLitt) and has since taught theology in Durham and Birmingham (both UK) and Sydney (Australia) as well as serving in parish ministry. He is a priest in the orders of the Church of England.
Dr. Burns’ research and writing focuses on liturgical renewal and the intersections of liturgical and practical, contextual and other contemporary theologies. His publications include Liturgy (SCM Studyguide) (SCM Press, 2006), Worship in Context (Epworth Press, 2006), Exchanges of Grace (coeditor with Natalie K. Watson, SCM Press, 2008), The Edge of God (coeditor with Nicola Slee and Michael N. Jagessar, Epworth Press, 2008), Christian Worship in Australia (coeditor with Anita Monro, St Pauls, 2009), Presiding Like a Woman (coeditor with Nicola Slee, SPCK, 2010), Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives (coauthor with Michael N. Jagessar, Equinox, 2011), The Art of Tentmaking (editor, Norwich, Canterbury Press, 2011), Pilgrim People (MediaCom, 2012) and Worship and Ministry: Shaped Towards God (Mosaic Press, 2012). He is book reviews editor for the Australian Journal of Liturgy.
Dr. Burns is currently writing on “the fragile future of the ordo,” on the impact of Sacrosanctum concilium on Protestant traditions, on liturgy and migration, on liturgical presidency, and on formation for ordained ministry. He is editing work on feminist challenges to “public theology,” on queering Christian worship, and on theology in Australia.