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December 2022 Edtn
Anna, the Prophetess: A Meditation by Sarah Williams
If your life was described in four short sentences, what would they say? Luke distills eighty-four years into this one powerful vignette about Anna.
Sarah Williams is an historian, a writer, and teacher. She trained as an historian at the University of Oxford, where she subsequently taught as Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Harris Manchester College, Lecturer at Trinity College and Praelector at Lincoln College. She is a specialist in the field of nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural history. After 17 years at Oxford, Sarah moved with her husband Paul and their two daughters to Vancouver, Canada to teach the History of Christianity at Regent College.
Sarah has written and edited many articles and books, including her spiritual autobiography entitled The Shaming of the Strong (Kingsway, 2006), re-released as Perfectly Human: Nine Months with Cerian (Plough Publishing, 2018), in which she reflects theologically on contemporary debates surrounding identity and personhood.
Sarah and Paul live in the Cotswolds, close to the city of Oxford, where she continues to work on her research and writing, teach students, and work collaboratively with colleagues in her research field. She is a supporter of Venn Foundation, coming to Aotearoa, New Zealand to teach Short Courses and offer Conversation Evenings. Sarah also returns regularly to teach at Regent College.