16 May 2022
Sarum College is pleased to announce the appointment* of Dr Michael Hahn as Programme Leader for Christian Spirituality at Sarum College.
In this role, Dr Hahn will oversee Sarum College’s thriving MA in Christian Spirituality programme, which attracts a range of students from different faith traditions. He will also support the programme of innovative short courses exploring various aspects of spirituality.
Sarum has a long-established reputation for excellence in the area of Christian Spirituality. The College’s MA in Christian Spirituality, established in 1999, was the first of its kind and continues to offer a unique programme of studies in this field.
‘Sarum is fortunate to have secured the commitment of Dr Hahn to our work in Christian Spirituality,’ says The Revd Canon Professor James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College. ‘He is a scholar and a teacher of significant experience and distinction. The Sarum academic faculty members are looking forward to working with him and learning from his research and areas of interest.’
‘I am delighted to join Sarum College, a centre of learning which takes seriously the contributions that spirituality make at the heart of the Christian theological enterprise,’ says Dr Hahn. ‘Sarum brings together a diverse group of people interested in theology, its traditions and its place in the world today. I’m thrilled to be able to join such a collegiate community.’
Dr Hahn’s current research and teaching expertise covers medieval spirituality, the Franciscans, and the development of mystical theology. He is particularly interested in women in the Franciscan tradition, including Clare of Assisi and Angela of Foligno.
His forthcoming book, to be published by Routledge, is Bonaventure, Angela of Foligno and Late Medieval Mystical Theologies. His current work also explores the mystical element of songwriting, modern mysticisms, and the comparative study of religion.
Dr Hahn is expected to be in post on 17 June 2022 following the conclusion of his Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Canada. He will succeed Dr Karen O’Donnell who has a new role at Wescott House.
*The appointment is subject to safeguarding checks.
More about Dr Michael Hahn
Dr Hahn is in the final stage of a Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Canada. His main specialisms are medieval spirituality, the Franciscans, and the development of mystical theology.
He is currently working on his forthcoming book, Bonaventure, Angela of Foligno and Late Medieval Mystical Theologies, to be published with Routledge. Dr Hahn recently started a new project on Angela’s reception in a range of Christian traditions, and he has a growing interest in the mystical element of songwriting, modern mysticisms, and the comparative study of religion.
Dr Hahn has taught Christian spirituality, mysticism in different religious traditions, church history and the development of theology at St Andrews, York St John and London, as well as guest lecturing at the University of Toronto during his fellowship.