Dr Sarah Lewis BA, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies


Tel: +44 (0) 1570 424950
E-mail: sarah.lewis@uwtsd.ac.uk

Sarah Lewis

  • Programme Director of the BA degrees (English medium) in TRIS
  • Member of the Staff-Student Committee in TRIS
  • Unfair Practice Co-ordinator for TRIS
  • Member of the University’s Unfair Practice Panel 
  • Member of the University’s Validation and Audit Standing Panel

I lecture, supervise and examine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

I have a BA in Religious Studies and English, an MA in nineteenth century church history and a PhD in Religious Studies.  My doctoral research was on Sun Myung Moon and undertaken at the former University of Wales, Lampeter, where I later became a member of staff. 

I teach mainly in the area of contemporary religion and and co-ordinate or contribute to:

Level 4
Perspectives on Living Religions (Co-ordinator)
Skills for Academic Studies in the Humanities (Co-ordinator)
New Religious Movements (Co-ordinator)
Religion, Culture and Society (Co-ordinator)

Level 5
Sects, Self and Society: Alternative Spiritualities in the West (Co-ordinator)
New Age (Co-ordinator)
Sacred Journeys and Holy Sites (Contributor)

Level 6
Satan and his World of Darkness (Contributor)
Media, Religion and Society (Contributor)
Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World (Contributor)

Level 7
Religion, Spirituality and Secularisation (Co-ordinator)
Supervision of level 7 dissertations

  • Research Degree Supervision
    Guardian Angels: from Christianity to New Age
  • Grounded Theory and the Religious Imagination
  • Reactions to the Mormon Mission to Wales in the Nineteenth Century

“The Unification Church” in James R Lewis ed, Controversial New Religions, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

“Global and Solitary: Dialogue and the Unification Church” (2012) International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Vol 3, No 1, 27-45.

"The Unification Movement: Science, Religion and Absolute Values" (2010) in Religion and the Authority of Science, James R Lewis and Olav Hamer eds, Leiden, Brill, 571-588.

Sacred Schisms, How Religions Divide (2009) edited with James R Lewis, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

"The Peculiar Sleep: Receiving The Urantia Book" (2008) in Sacred Traditions, James R Lewis ed, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 199-212.