Clair W. McPherson
Visiting Instructor in the Humanities
Biography:Clair W. McPherson is a renowned scholar in medieval studies, particularly the Early Middle Ages and Late Antiquity periods. He has taught history, theology, and spirituality at colleges and seminaries including General Theological Seminary in New York, where he earned his master of divinity; Union Seminary; Fordham College at Lincoln Center; New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Chicago; and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned his doctorate in medieval studies, with a specialty in Old English. McPherson has served as a priest for more than three decades at parishes in St. Louis, Chicago, and New York. His translation of Nilus of Ancyra (Gorgias Press) and translation and study of ninth-century German theologian Rabanus Maurus (Catholic University of American Press) will be published in 2023. He is the author of three earlier books: Understanding Faith: An Exploration of Christian Theology; Grace at This Time; and Keeping Silence: Christian Practices for Entering Stillness. He also served as writer for the Episcopal New Yorker and the online magazine of Trinity Parish–Wall Street, and as a contributing editor for Spirituality and Health.
PhD, Washington University, St. Louis; MDiv, General Theological Seminary, New York. At Bard: Spring 2023.