The Rev. Dr. Christopher Beeley is Jack and Barbara Bovender Professor of Theology, Anglican Studies, and Ministry and director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School. At Duke he supervises the training of Anglican seminarians from the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in North America, and several other provinces.
His work of teaching and research lies at the intersection of systematic and historical theology, Christian spirituality, and church leadership. An Episcopal priest and a founding member of the Gathering of Leaders, he has ministered in parishes in Texas, Indiana, Virginia, Connecticut, and North Carolina.
Dr. Beeley is the author of Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God (Oxford, 2008), which received a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise; The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition (Yale, 2012); and Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today (Eerdmans, 2012), which is used in several denominational training programs. He is currently at work on a short book on early Christian spirituality and a detailed study of the legacy of Chalcedonian Christology into the modern period.
He has also practiced Christian spiritual direction and has trained in adult psychoanalysis.
Prior to joining the Duke faculty, Dr. Beeley taught for sixteen years at Berkeley/Yale Divinity School. He speaks nationally and internationally on Christian theology, spirituality, and church leadership.