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Dr Alastair Lockhart

Dr Alastair Lockhart

Affiliated Lecturer

Director of Studies in Theology, Hughes Hall

Psychology of Religion

Contemporary/20th century religious history

Apocalypticism and millenarianism

Subject area and speciality

Religious Studies specialists:

Psychology of religion

Contemporary/20th century religious history

Apocalypticism and millenarianism


Supervisor for A6 Understanding Contemporary Religion

Supervisor for D2b Apocalypse


Other Professional Activities

Deputy Senior Tutor, Hughes Hall

Academic Co-Director, Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements


Key Publications


Lockhart, A (2019) Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing: The Panacea Society in the Twentieth Century. SUNY Press.

Peer-reviewed articles

Lockhart, A. (2020) ‘New Religious Movements and Quasi-religion: Cognitive Science of Religion at the Margins’ in Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspsychologie. (First published 16 Mar 2020.)

Williams, R.J., Watts, F. & Lockhart, A. (2020) ‘Health Help-Seeking Behaviour in Spiritual Healing Practice: Records from the Panacea Society’s Healing Department, 1924–1997′ in Journal of Religion and Health. (First published June 2020.)

Lockhart, A. (2019) ‘A Bud from the Tree of Life: William McDougall’s Response to Freud’ in History and Philosophy of Psychology 20(1): 28-33.

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


Other Publications

Lockhart, A. (2020) ‘Holy Places and Religious Language in New Religious Movements’ in New Blackfriars 101(1092): 163-181.

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. (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.



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