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Dr. Mark S. Burrows

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Ordained Minister

Local Address:  Hingham , Massachusetts , United States
United Church of Christ

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Society of Biblical Theologians.
  • Board Member
  • Luce Fellow In Theology
    Kirchliche Hochschule


  • Lawrence University
  • Ph.D.
    Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div.
    Princeton Theological Seminary
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Dr. Mark S. Burrows - ..., 9 Feb 2012 [cached]
Dr. Mark S. Burrows - Listening To Other Voices Event view
Dr. Mark S. Burrows - Listening To Other Voices
Dr. Mark S. Burrows will give a presentation entitled, "The Mystical Way: Windows Toward A more Inclusive World".
Mark is an ordained minister, United Church of Christ, theologian, author of numerous books and articles on mysticism, spirituality, and poetics.
He will explore how "the mystical way" is both the soul of Christian life and a way of convergence with those of other religious traditions.
Faculty: Academics - Mark S. Burrows, 24 July 2007 [cached]
Mark S. Burrows
Home > Catalog > Academics > Faculty > Mark S. Burrows
Mark S. Burrows
Professor of the History of Christianity
Mark Burrows grew up in Wisconsin, graduating from Lawrence University before completing graduate studies at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (Germany) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.).He joined the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School in 1993, where he is Professor of the History of Christianity and faculty director of the program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts.During the "Summer Semester" of 2007, he served as guest professor at the Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal, Germany, lecturing on "Eros and Mysticism" and leading a seminar on "Poetics and Theological Insight."During the 2007/08 academic year, Dr. Burrows will be on sabbatical leave, having been named a Luce Fellow in Theology in order to complete work on a forthcoming book entitled Untamed Wisdom: The Poetics of Desire and the Renewal of Theology as an Art
Dr. Burrows is past president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, an elected member of the American Theological Society and a member of the Society of Biblical Theologians. . His current research and writing projects explore the nexus of mysticism, spirituality, and poetics, with a particular interest in developments spanning the medieval and modern periods.Recent publications include essays on a range of topics, medieval and modern, including: Bernard of Clairvaux's mystical reading of the Song of Songs, the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich, questions of the church's commitment to "just peace" in the contemporary world, and the relationship of literature and theology.He recently edited a collection of ground-breaking essays entitled Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).
Dr. Burrows is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, representing the denomination as chair of the national "Working Group" for the UCC's full-communion partnership (Kirchengemeinschaft) with the "Union der evangelischen Kirchen" or UEK ("The Union of Uniting Churches of Germany"), and as one of the delegated members of the Lutheran-Reformed Standing Committee on Theology established under the "Formula of Agreement" Accord of 1997.In addition to his professional interests, Burrows is a practicing poet, an avid mountain hiker, and a gourmet chef.
Updated July 24, 2007
Pilgrim's Progress 51(2) - Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC, 1 May 2007 [cached]
Feb. 08 Contemporary Service of jazz and poetry led by Willie Sordillo, Mark Burrows
? Contemporary, Jazz On Feb. 8 we host jazz sax player, Willie Sordillo and poet/liturgist, Mark Burrows as they lead us in a mellow, contemporary style that is popular with new churches and young congregations.
Mark is Professor of the History of Christianity at Andover Newton Theological School. He is also a poet, author and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Board Members, 27 Feb 2013 [cached]
Mark Burrows
Mark Burrows joined the faculty of Andover Newton Theological School (Newton, MA) in 1993, where he is currently Professor of the History of Christianity and director of the Program in Worship, Theology, and the Arts. Author and editor of numerous books and more than fifty articles, Burrows' writings explore a range of topics related to medieval mysticism, aesthetics, poetics, and contemporary culture. He is a recent Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology (2007-8), during which time he completed work on a forthcoming book, Untamed Wisdom: Mystics and Poets in Search of God. Past president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (2003) and current poetry editor of Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Burrows is an oblate at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, MA, where he frequently teaches and leads retreats. In the spring of 2009, he co-founded an emergent worship gathering in Framingham called OpenSpirit (
READING Psalm 138 Mark S. ..., 24 Aug 2008 [cached]
READING Psalm 138 Mark S. Burrows
Dr. Burrows is an ordainedminister of the United Church of Christ and published author.He representsthe UCC in several ecumenical working groups.On sabbatical from histeaching since last August, he has been writing his forthcoming bookentitled Untamed Wisdom: The Poetics of Desire and the Renewal of Theologyas an Art.At Old South he has taught classes on poetry and spirituality,developed creative liturgies for the Jazz Worship Service in consultation
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