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Timothy F. Sedgwick, Ph.D.

Timothy F. Sedgwick joined the VTS faculty in 1997. He is the Clinton S. Quin Professor of Christian Ethics. From 2007-2013 he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He received his A.B. from Albion College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Following the completion of his doctorate, he taught undergraduates at Denison University, Marshall University, and Blackburn College and then for 19 years taught Christian ethics at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

Prof. Sedgwick is author of Preaching What We Practice, with David Schlafer, (Morehouse, 2007), The Christian Moral Life (Eerdmans, 1999, Seabury, 2nd ed. 2008), Sacramental Ethics (Fortress, 1986, 2008), and The Making of Ministry (Cowley, 1993). He has also published with a group of authors Faithful Living Faithful Dying: Anglican Reflections on End of Life Care (Morehouse, 2000), edited a collection of writings by Richard A. Norris, The Business of All Believers (Seabury, 2009), and edited with Philip Turner, The Crisis in Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church (Morehouse, 1992).

He has served the Anglican Theological Review as book review editor, board member, and president of the board and as a board member for the Society of Christian Ethics. In the Episcopal Church he presently serves on the Board of Directors for the College for Bishops and on the Anglican – Roman Catholic (ARC) USA bilateral discussion, currently on moral theology. Previously he served on the Task Force on End-of-Life Issues, the Task Force on Ethics and the New Genetics, the Committee on Sexual Exploitation, the delegation to the governing Board of the National Council of Churches in Christ, the General Board of Examining Chaplains, the Council for the Development of Ministry (where he served as vice-chairperson), the Total Ministry Task Force, and the Task Force on Lay Professionals. He is married to Martha W. Sedgwick and has two grown daughters.