Reverend Dr Liz Carmichael
Emeritus Research Fellow in Theology at St John’s College

My research interests are in practical theology and Christian spirituality. My first career was in medicine, working for a year on the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada and then for seven years, 1975-81, in Soweto, South Africa. After a second BA and D.Phil in Theology, I worked in spirituality, theological education, peacebuilding and community development in the Diocese of Johannesburg 1991-96. I became Chaplain, Fellow and Tutor in Theology at St John’s in 1996, and in 2004 published Friendship: Interpreting Christian Love, a history of the interpretation of ‘agape’ as friendship-love in the western Christian tradition.