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Revd Dr Charlotte Methuen
University of Glasgow
The Revd Dr Charlotte Methuen is Lecturer in Church History at the University of Glasgow and an Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford. Her main areas of research are the intellectual history of Reformation, particularly interactions between theology, philosophy and astronomy; and twentieth-century ecumenical relations. She has also worked on women and authority from the Early Church until the Reformation.
Dr Methuen studied mathematics at Cambridge before going on to take a BD in Systematic Theology and Church History and a PhD in Church History at the University of Edinburgh. She was Assistentin and then Research Fellow at the University of Bochum, Germany (1997-2003), before moving to the University of Oxford as Departmental Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History. She subsequently became Lecturer in Church History and Liturgy at Ripon College Cuddesdon. She has also taught in Jena, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Tübingen and Wuppertal. She has served on the Boards of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology and the European Society for Women in Theological Research, and is currently Treasurer of the Society for Reformation Studies and co-editor of Studies in Church History.
An Anglican priest, Dr Methuen currently assists in the Old Catholic parish in Bottrop, Germany and at St Margaret’s Newlands in Glasgow. She serves on the Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England, the Inter-Church relations Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Inter-Anglican Standing Committee on Unity, Faith and Order of the Anglican Communion. She has also been a member of the Meissen Commission (which oversees relations between the Church of England and the EKD) and the Anglican Lutheran International Commission.