Jane Shaw

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Jane Shaw
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Shaw at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2012
Born 1963
Norwich, United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Oxford, M.A.
Harvard University, M.Div.
U.C. Berkeley, PhD.
Occupation historian, Anglican priest

Jane Alison Shaw (born 1963) is a British Anglican priest and scholar. She is currently the Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. On July 22, 2014 Stanford University announced that she would be the next Professor of Religious Studies and Dean for Religious Life at the university.[1]

Life and Career[edit]

Jane Shaw grew up in Norwich, England, on the grounds of The Great Hospital, a medieval hospital with its own chapel and cloisters where her father was Master.[2][3][4] She attended Norwich High School for Girls, before reading modern history at Regent's Park College, University of Oxford (BA 1985, MA 1991) and theology at Harvard University (MDiv 1988).[5] She completed a PhD in history at the University of California, Berkeley (1994).[6] She has received honorary doctorates from the Episcopal Divinity School and Colgate University.[6] In 2013, Shaw gave the Baccalaureate Address at Colgate University.[7]

Shaw taught history and theology at Oxford University for sixteen years.[4] She was a fellow of Regent's Park College from 1994 to 2001 (Dean 1998-2001), and then Official Fellow and Dean of Divinity of New College, Oxford (2001-2010).[8] Having trained on the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course, she was ordained deacon in 1997 and priest in 1998.[9] On 25 June 2010, Shaw was named the eighth Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.[10]

Shaw holds appointments as Honorary Chaplain and Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Director of the Oxford University Summer Programme in Theology, and Canon Theologian of Salisbury Cathedral, a new post created in 2007 to assist the Bishop and Cathedral Chapter in their theological reflections.[11][12] She served as a Governor of the British public boys' school, Winchester College.[13]

Shaw's interests include the Enlightenment, modern religious history, ethics, and issues in gender and sexuality. She has published several books, including Miracles in Enlightenment England (Yale University Press, 2007) and Octavia, Daughter of God (Jonathan Cape, 2011). She has written numerous articles in scholarly journals. She edited Culture and the Nonconformist Tradition (with Alan Kreider; Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1999) and The Call for Women Bishops (with Harriet Harris; afterword by Marilyn McCord Adams; London: SPCK, 2004). She is a frequent contributor to The Guardian and the Church Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean of Grace Cathedral to become Stanford dean for religious life". Stanford Report (Stanford University). 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Masters of the Great Hospital". 
  3. ^ Phillips 1999, p. 44
  4. ^ a b May, Meredith (30 March 2013). "Very Rev. Jane Shaw, Grace Cathedral Dean". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  5. ^ "Slideshow:Jane Shaw, MDiv ’88, Speaks at HDS". Harvard Divinity School. 13 March 2012 [last update]. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Jane Shaw, Department of History". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw delivers baccalaureate address". news.colgate.edu. 19 May 2013 [last update]. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shaw JA". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 21 August 2014.  (Subscription required)
  9. ^ "Shaw JA". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 21 August 2014.  (Subscription required)
  10. ^ "Shaw JA". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 21 August 2014.  (Subscription required)
  11. ^ "Salisbury Cathedral’s Canon Theologian". salisburycathedral.org.uk. 25 June 2010 [last update]. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Shaw JA". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 21 August 2014.  (Subscription required)
  13. ^ "Winchester College Annual Report". 

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