Reports and Teaching Materials

Papers and Essays by Centre Personnel

John Swinton

Brian Brock

Harriet Mowat

David Hay

      • The Spirit of the Child[Korean translation], Seoul: Daiseo Publishing Company (October, 2011)
      • God’s Biologist: A Life of Alister Hardy, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2011
      • Why Spirituality is Difficult for Westerners, Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2007
      • Something There: The Biology of the Human Spirit, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2006; Philadelphia: Templeton, 2007
      • The Spirit of the Child(with Rebecca Nye) [revised edition], London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2006
      • Religious Experience Today: Studying the Facts, London: Cassell, 1990
      • New Methods in RE Teaching: An Experiential Approach(Ed), London: Oliver & Boyd, 1990
      • Exploring Inner Space: Scientists and Religious Experience, London: Penguin Books, 1982


    • ‘Altruism as an aspect of relational consciousness and how culture inhibits it’, in, Robert W. Sussman & C. Robert Cloninger (Eds.) Origins of Altruism and Cooperation,New York: Springer, 2011, 349-376
    • ‘Pondering the role of spirituality in Education’, Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 2011
    • (With Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska and Joanna Krotofil), ‘Between Universalism and Ethnic Particularism: Polish Migrants to the United Kingdom. A Perspective from the Psychology of Religion.’ Studia Migracyjne - Przeglad Polonijny(Migration studies - Polish Diaspora Review) 37 (1), 2011, 223-236.
    • ‘Religion under siege: a scientific response’ [Alister Hardy Memorial Lecture, Oxford], Implicit Religion11 (2), 2008, 143-152
    • ‘Are we naturally religious?’ TheosThinkTankFebruary 2008
    • ‘Music as revelation’, RE Today25 (1), 2007, 4-5
    • (With Helmut Reich & Michael Utsch) ‘Spiritual development: intersections and divergence with religious development', in, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Pamela Ebstyne King, Linda Wagener & Peter L. Benson (eds.) The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence, Sage Publications, 2006, 46-59
    • ‘Jakosc zycia/jakosc zarzadzania: znaczenie swiadomosci relacyjnej’, Problemy Zarzadzania(Journal of School of Management, Warsaw University, Poland), 1, 2006, 123-136.
    • (With Pawel Socha) ‘Spirituality as a natural phenomenon: bringing biological and psychological perspectives together', Zygon, 49 (3), 2005, 589-612
    • 'Experience' in, Arthur Holder (ed.) Companion to Christian Spirituality, Oxford: Blackwells, 2005, 419-441
    • 'Experience' in, Philip Sheldrake (ed.) Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, London: SPCK, 2005, 295-297
    • ‘A biologist of God: Alister Hardy in Aberdeen ', Aberdeen University Review, LX, 3, No. 211, 2004, 209-223
    • ‘Quality of life/quality of management: the importance of relational consciousness', European Business Review16 (4), 2004, 435-445
    • 'Why is implicit religion implicit?' Implicit Religion6 (1), 2003, 17-41
    • 'Spirituality and primordial experience', in Arto Kallionemi, Antti Räsanen & Päivi Hilska (eds.), Studia Pedagogica(Helsinki) 30, 2003, 1-14
    • 'Nurture, commitment and curriculum' in, Michael A Hayes & Liam Gearon (eds) Contemporary Catholic Education, Leominster: Gracewing Press, 2002, 170-186
    • 'The biological basis of spiritual awareness', in Ursula King (ed.) Spirituality and Society in the New Millennium, Sussex Academic Press, 2001, 124-135
    • 'The cultural context of stage models of religious experience', International Journal for the Psychology of Religion,11 (4), 2001, 241-246
    • 'Spirituality versus individualism: why we should nurture relational consciousness', International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 5 (1), 2000, 37-48
    • 'The Religious Experience and Education Project: Experiential Learning in Religious Education', in, Michael Grimmitt (ed.) Pedagogies of Religious Education: Case Studies in the Research and Development of Good Pedagogic Practice in RE, Great Wakering: McCrimmons, 2000, 70-87