Research Professor of Systematic and Philosophical Theology
Michael Miller, a native of Jamaica, joined the faculty at CTS in 2001. He previously served as Chaplain of Bloomfield College in New Jersey, Lecturer in Theology and Philosophy at the United Theological College of the West Indies, and pastor in the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (union of Presbyterians, Congregationalists, and Disciples). His academic credentials include a Ph.D. (Philosophy of Religion and Theology) from Claremont Graduate School; a Th.M. (Historical and Doctrinal Studies) from Columbia Theological Seminary; a B.A. (Theology) from the University of the West Indies (Mona); and a Diploma of Ministerial Studies from the United Theological College of the West Indies.
Miller's theological orientation was strongly influenced by the social and intellectual ferment that characterized the decade of the 1970s in Jamaica, and in the Caribbean region as a whole. This has led to a special interest in discussions on Contextuality, Religious Pluralism, and Ecumenism.
Miller has been involved in programs of the Caribbean Conference of Churches, the World Council of Churches, and the Council for World Mission. He has taken part in many international conferences and workshops, and written a number of papers addressing a variety of theological and ecclesiastical issues.
Miller is author of the full-length text Reshaping the Contextual Vision in Caribbean Theology: Theoretical Foundations for Theology Which is Contextual, Pluralistic, and Dialectical (University Press of America 2007).