Fraser Watts – Theology and Psychology

For more information on Fraser‘s work in Theology and Psychology, you should check out:

  • Watts, F. (2002) Theology and Psychology. Basingstoke, Ashgate
  • Watts, F. (2010) Psychology and Theology, in P. Harrison (ed) Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Pp. 190-206

He has also worked on the interface between theology and biology, including the theological benefits of Darwinism:
Watts, F. (2009) Darwin’s Gifts to Theology. In N Spurway (ed) Theology, Evolution and the Mind. Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Pp. 53-67

More recently, of the current shift to a more holistic biology seen in epigenetics, etc:

  • Watts, F. & M. Reiss (2017) Holistic biology: what it is and why it matters. Zygon, in press.

His approach to the interface between theology and science has been much influenced by the Epiphany Philosophers. Watts, F. (2016) Towards a bolder engagement between theology and science: Learning from the Epiphany Philosophers. In N. Spurway and L. Hickman (ed.) Forty Years of Science and Religion: Looking Back, Looking Forward. Newcastle-on-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

He has also contributed to work on the contribution of psychology to practical ministry, especially in:

  • Watts, F, Nye, R. & Savage, S. (2002). Psychology for Christian Ministry. London, Routledge.
  • Watts, F. (in press) The psychology of ministry. In M. Percy, E. Percy & I. Markham (eds.) The SPCK Handbook of the Study of Ministry. London, SPCK.

A particular aspect of ministry in which he has been much interested is spiritual healing:

  • Watts, F. (ed.) (2011) Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

He has also begun to take an interest in theology in social context:

  • Watts, F. (2015) Coventry cathedral’s theology of society. Theology, 118(6), 429-437.