Elizabeth S. Dodd teaches theology at Sarum College in Salisbury. She has been fascinated by Thomas Traherne since she stumbled across his poetry as a graduate student. She thinks that the innocence that he describes is something much more complex, wonderful and terrible than we give him credit for. She believes that innocence communicates something important about what it means to be human.
Elizabeth completed her PhD on Traherne at Cambridge University under the supervision of Professor David Ford, and is now publishing this work as a book. She delivers popular talks on Traherne, and lectures in theology and literature.