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Introducing Chris Fletcher

I have recently retired from positions as Professor of Theology and Director of the General Studies Program at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, where I developed a new Theology program which includes a certificate in Theology in Life. I hold a Masters in Politics & Philosophy from Oxford University and a PhD in Theology with subspecialties in Business ethics and literature from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. I have worked in various fields including merchant banking and IT consulting, as well as having edited a magazine on business ethics. Among my academic presentations was a paper at a conference at the Vatican sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in March 2005. I have lectured at the Dorothy L. Sayers Society Annual Convention, for the Phoenix Institute Oxford Summer program, and at Blackfriars in Cambridge. I have been a regular contributor to Christ is our Hope, the monthly magazine of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet in Illinois, and my article comparing the moral vision of Jane Austen and Dorothy Sayers was published in 2014 on the Religion & Ethics pages of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's website. While living in England, I occasionally appeared on BBC1's Heaven and Earth television program discussing ethical questions.

My first book, The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy L. Sayers' Theology of Work, was published in 2013 by Wipf and Stock in their Pickwick Publications imprint. It was reviewed in the London Times Literary Supplement and and was highly commended for the 2014 Barbara Reynolds Award from the United Kingdom's Dorothy L Sayers Society. My second book, 24/7 Christian: The Secular Vocation of the Laity, was published early in 2015 by Liturgical Press. My third book, Saint Benedict for Boomers: Wisdom for the Next Stage of Life, was published in June, 2017, also by Liturgical Press.

For further details, please see my CV or my Blog.

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