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Dr Alastair Lockhart

Dr Alastair Lockhart

Affiliated Lecturer

Social scientific study of religion

Contemporary religious history

Psychology of religion


Biography:

Dr. Lockhart carries out research in the field of contemporary religion and 20th century religious history with a special interest in the social scientific study of religion, new and non-mainstream religion and spirituality, and the psychology of religion.

Research themes include the ways in which modernity accommodates forms of spirituality outside traditional religious frameworks, the meaning and role of secularization-sacralization, and the theologies and anthropologies entailed by contemporary ideas about medicine and healing. He also has an interest in the relationship of religious studies and technological innovation, especially computer sciences and space exploration.

BA (hons) (Cantab)

MSc (Lond)

MA (Lond)

MA (Cantab)

PhD (Cantab)

 

Memberships

American Academy of Religion

British Association for the Study of Religions

British Psychological Society: History and Philosophy of Psychology Section

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

 

Subject area and speciality

Religious Studies specialists:
  • Social scientific study of religion
  • Contemporary religious history
  • Psychology of Religion

College

Hughes Hall:
Tutor

Research Interests

Contemporary religion

20th century religious history

Social scientific study of religion

New forms of religion, spirituality, and para-religion

Psychology of religion

Religion and technology

 

Teaching

Affiliate Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity

Paper co-ordinator for D2B Religious Experience: Mesmerism, Spiritualism and Psychical Research

Supervisor for A6 Understanding Contemporary Religion

Supervisor for D2b Religious Experience: Mesmerism, Spiritualism and Psychical Research

 

Other Professional Activities

Fellow and Tutor, Hughes Hall

Teaching Associate and Acting Director of Studies, Trinity Hall

 

Key Publications

Lockhart, A (in press) Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing: The Panacea Society in the Twentieth Century. SUNY Press.

Lockhart, A. (2017) Review of Bruce K. Alexander and Curtis P. Shelton A History of Psychology in Western Civilization in History and Philosophy of Psychology 18(1): 49-51.

Lockhart, A. (2017) 'A Southcottian Healing Panacea in the Twentieth Century' in J. Shaw and P. Lockley (eds.) The History of a Modern Millennial Movement: The Southcottians. London: I.B. Tauris.

Lockhart, A. (2015) 'Religious and Spiritual Mobility in Britain: The Panacea Society and Other Movements in the Twentieth Century' in Contemporary British History 29(2): 155-178.

Lockhart, A. (2013) 'Heterodox Healing and Alternative Religion in the 20th Century: An English Spiritual Healing Practice in Finland' in Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran vuosikirja 2013. Helsinki: Suomen Kirkkohistoriallinen Seura/Societas Historiae Ecclesiasticae Fennica. pp. 74-97.

Lockhart, A. (2012) 'The "Para-Freudians": A Project for a Spiritualized Psychoanalysis in Early Twentieth Century Britain' in D. Henderson (ed.) Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 2-19.

Lockhart, A. (2010) '"The "Parson's Clinic": Religion and Psychology at the Interwar Tavistock Clinic' in History and Philosophy of Psychology 12(2): 11-23.

 

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