Henry Burt is in his first year of the Ph.D. program in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. His research interests involve a framework of pastoral care methodology that can best address shame- and guilt-ridden individuals and communities, so that they might pursue more flourishing livelihoods. Henry’s work centers on philosophical and theological anthropology, and he hopes to further explore a connection between pastoral care and virtue ethics.
Prior to his PhD studies, Henry graduated with an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Over his three years there, Henry became involved in Scala’s monthly dinner seminars, and he had the opportunity to participate in Scala’s 2019 summer seminar. He brings with him from his undergraduate years (B.A. Psychology and Exercise Science, St. Olaf College ’16) a passion for cultivating residential community within an educational setting. He hopes to help promote Scala’s mission of a love of learning, both in and outside of the classroom, during his years to come alongside Dr. Mooney at the seminary.
Henry is nearing his ordination process for the pastorate in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Along with church ministry, he enjoys cross country running, singing in the choir, and international travel.