Revd Professor Jeff Astley

The Alister Hardy Professor of Religious and Spiritual Experience - University of Warwick

Jeff is also an honorary professor in the Department of Theology and Religion and Professorial Fellow of St Chad’s College at Durham University, and a visiting professor at York St John University.

He was previously engaged in Anglican parish ministry and college chaplaincy and for over 30 years was the Director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education (see:


Jeff is the author or editor of over thirty books on Christian Education, Practical Theology and Religious Faith, including The Philosophy of Christian Religious Education; Choosing Life? Christianity and Moral Problems; Learning in the Way: Research and Reflection on Adult Christian Education; Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology; Exploring God-Talk: Using Language in Religion; Christ of the Everyday; the SCM Study guide to Christian DoctrineStudying God: Doing Theology, and What Do We Believe? Why Does it Matter?

Lecture titles

  • Faith: An Affair of the Heart or the Head?
  • So Which God Don’t You Believe In?
  • Watching our Religious Language