Allan Hugh Cole, Jr.

 Allan Hugh Cole, Jr.
Address100 East 27th Street
Austin, TX 78705

The Nancy Taylor Williamson Associate Professor of Pastoral Care, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., Davidson College, 1990
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary,, 1994
M.S., Columbia University, 1997

Professor Allan Hugh Cole Jr. joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2003. Previously, he served pastorates in Upstate New York and on Long Island, and was visiting lecturer in pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Cole is author or editor of five books. These include The Life of Prayer: Mind, Body, and Soul (Westminster John Knox, 2009); Good Mourning: Getting through Your Grief (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008) [read a review ]; Be Not Anxious: Pastoral Care of Disquieted Souls (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008); an edited volume, From Midterms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008); and Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) (co-authored with Robert C. Dykstra and Donald Capps).

Cole is currently at work on two books, Believers, Longers, and Lovers: The Spiritual Strengths of Boys (Westminster John Knox Press)(co-written with Donald Capps and Robert C. Dykstra); and Reflections on the Spiritual Life: Pilgrims, Poets, Prophets, and Preachers (Editor)(Westminster John Knox Press).

Professor Cole is also author of numerous chapters in edited volumes and reference books in the fields of pastoral theology, the psychology of religion, preaching (commentaries), and social work. He has also written many articles and reviews in various professional journals and popular periodicals.

Cole serves on the Editorial Boards of two journals, Pastoral Psychology and Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Seminary. He also chairs the committee that oversees the Seminary’s dual degree program in social work with The University of Texas.

Cole has been a scholar-in-residence at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey. He is a member of the Society for Pastoral Theology, The American Academy of Religion and is also a Licensed Social Worker. His teaching and research interests include pastoral theology, loss and bereavement, anxiety, prayer and other faith practices, the psychology of religion, and congregational care.

Professor Cole is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of Grace Presbytery. He is married to Tracey Cole and they have two daughters.

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