Dr Christopher Turner

Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Spiritual Care

  • Turner, Christopher (2021). Self and Dignity: The Spirituality of Survival. Religions (12), 233. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040233
  • Turner, Christopher (2021). Meaning and Natural Life: How Spiritual Care is Redefined in the Secular Context. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 97–112. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.38581
  • Turner, Christopher (2019). Erotic theology: Conversations with the music, literature, and art of Nick Cave. St Mark’s Review, (249), 5–22.
  • Turner, Christopher (2017). Numinous Physiology: A Theological Reflection on Angels, Trauma and Spirituality, Practical Theology, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/1756073X.2017.1330052
  • Cognitive science and spirituality
  • Trauma and spirituality
  • Reflective practice
  • Theological and philosophical analysis of the nature of spirituality and spiritual care
  • Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
  • Praxis Methods for Spiritual Care
  • Professional Listening for Spiritual Care
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Situations of Abuse and Trauma
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care in a Multi Faith Context
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Loss and Grief
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care in Family Systems

Christopher lives in Kurnai country (West Gippsland). Before lecturing in pastoral theology and spiritual care he worked as a spiritual care practitioner with people seeking asylum. Prior to that he was an ordained Baptist minister working with churches in Melbourne and Canberra. Christopher loves teaching and learning. Engaging in vigorous critical conversation that advances knowledge in all areas of life is one of his favourite pastimes. When not intentionally learning and teaching Christopher enjoys running, farming Alpacas, volunteering for the Country Fire Authority, hanging out with family, and exploring the nature of belief, faith, and life with his faith community Collins Street Baptist Church.