Dr Anna Abram

Principal, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge, UK

Anna ABRAM is Principal of Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology in Cambridge (MBIT). She was born in Poland. Before joining MBIT in April 2017, she was for 25 years at Heythrop College, University of London, in various roles including Head of Pastoral and Social Studies Department and Senior Lecturer in Ethics. The Department facilitated formation of the Power of the Word project and saw this as a unique and important development. At MBIT, Anna teaches ethics. In her ‘Moral Development, Reasoning and Decision Making’ course, she draws from literature and sees ‘moral imagination’ as a key disposition for enabling moral growth.  Some of her recent publications include 'From Moral Theology to Ecclesial Ethics', Studia Nauk Teologicznych [Theological Studies Journal of the Polish Academy of Science], 2020, ‘Relationality and Attunement in Teaching Christian Ethics’, Studies in Christian Ethics 32(2019), ‘Education for Truth in a Climate of Fake News: Conversation with Thomas Aquinas, Bernard Williams, Wolfgang Künne and Pope Francis’, Louvain Studies 42 (2019),  Philosophy, Theology and the Jesuit Tradition: ‘The Eye of Love’, co-ed. with Peter Gallagher SJ and Michael Kirwan SJ, Bloomsbury 2017. Anna lives in Cambridge with an orange Rex Rabbit called ‘Beau’.

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