Director, Edward Cadbury Centre
Dr Andrew Davies is Reader in the Public Understanding of Religion and Head of the Department of Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham. As the Director of the Edward Cadbury Centre he is a specialist in civic engagement and public education, with present University-level responsibilities in both those areas. A biblical scholar by training, his interests are primarily in the impact of sacred texts and religious belief upon culture and society. He has written and lectured widely on cultural approaches to the Bible, contemporary forms of Christian worship and expression (most notably including Pentecostalism) and more recently on Christian engagement in the fields of culture and social and public policy. He is Principal Investigator for a major AHRC-supported project, ‘Megachurches and Social Engagement in London’, a £720k, three year project to investigate the social engagement activities of the UK’s largest churches, working with a team of three research fellows and an international co-investigator. An experienced academic project manager, Dr Davies has led a variety of educational research and development projects for the University of Birmingham, including its flagship interdisciplinary and employability activity, ‘The Birmingham Project’, where he is responsible for developing and sustaining the University’s relationships with major international businesses such as IBM, Jaguar LandRover, PwC and KPMG.
Andrew Davies’ profile
Cadbury Conversations 2: Chocolate. Heaven.
March 16, 2017
Cadbury Conversations 1: Martyrdom Misconceptions
March 12, 2017
Christianity, Megachurches, and the Response to Homelessness
December 22, 2016
What good are London’s megachurches?
November 1, 2016
Christians and Persecution in the West
March 3, 2015