Revd Professor Sarah Coakley FBA

Historical and systematic theology; philosophy of religion; theology and the biological sciences ('natural theology'); theology and the social sciences; gender, 'race', and religion

Elected 2019

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

10-Minute Talks: Racism and religion in America – sin and the elusive "problem of seeing"

9 Dec 2020 Revd Professor Sarah Coakley FBA

The Unites States remains unusually religious as a country, but the issue of American racism is inextricably, and very problematically, related to its theological past. Join Sarah Coakley as she explores some of the uncomfortable truths about the historic power of Christianity in the US.

Current post

The Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University Professorial Research Fellow

Logos Institute, University of St Andrews Honorary Professor

Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge Norris-Hulse Professor Emerita

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity

2007 - 2018

Department of Religion, Princeton University Eli Lilly Visiting Professor

2003 - 2004

Harvard University Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Divinity

1995 - 2007

Harvard University Tenured Professor of Christian Theology

1993 - 1995

Oriel College, Oxford Tutorial Fellow in Theology and Philosophy of Religion

1991 - 1993

University of Lancaster Lecturer; Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies

1976 - 1991

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