Jane Shaw is Professor of the History of Religion and Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. She was, formerly, Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco where she founded a successful artist-in-residence programme, and then Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University.
She is the author of several books on the history of Christianity: Miracles in Enlightenment England; Octavia, Daughter of God; and Pioneers in Modern Spirituality, as well as a Lent book, A Practical Christianity. She most recently co-authored Gen Z, Explained: The Art of Living in a Digital Age.
She has worked for many years for an inclusive church and the creation of church communities where anyone and everyone can feel a sense of belonging. She is also an advocate for the arts in churches – for all the ways in which the arts introduce us to human experiences beyond our immediate context, foster empathy, and can ultimately be a vehicle for God’s grace.
Jane comes to Greenbelt to speak alongside Linda Woodhead – to their jointly authored new book on Gen Z.