Timothy H. Robinson
Alberta H. and Harold L. Lunger Associate Professor of Spiritual Disciples and Resources
Timothy Robinson joined the Brite faculty in 2006. His research and teaching interests include the history of Christian spirituality, mysticism, ecotheology, the intersections of spirituality and social engagement—especially ecological and environmental justice—, and spiritual direction. As a theological educator he draws on the contemplative and liturgical traditions and practices of Christianity, contemporary theology, and environmental philosophy to explore with students questions of human becoming, the nature of religious experience, the Sacred in everyday life, and planetary justice. Prior to his service at Brite, he served as pastor or associate pastor to congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, KY, San Lorenzo, CA, Olathe, KS, and Lynchburg, VA.
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2006
M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion, 1993
Certificate in Urban Ministry, Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago, 1990
Milligan College, B.A., Milligan College, 1987
Spiritual Life and Leadership
Ecojustice and Spirituality
Transforming Practices: Spirituality, Leadership, and Justice
Howard Thurman: Spirituality and the Quest for Justice
The Song of Songs in the History of Christian Spirituality
The Practice of Spiritual Direction
Thinking Theologically About Climate Justice
Martyrs, Monks, and Mystics: The History of Christian Spirituality
American Academy of Religion
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
Green Seminary Initiative (member of the steering committee, 2007-present)
Association of Disciples for Theological Discussion
Spiritual Directors International
A Companion to the Song of Songs in Christian Spirituality, editor. Leiden: Brill Publishing, 2021
The Reverend Edward Taylor’s Sacramental Meditations on the Song of Songs: The Erotic Devotion of an American Puritan. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
Spirit and Nature: The Study of Christian Spirituality in a Time of Ecological Urgency. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011.