Cliff Knighten

DIRECTOR OF MA SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM

Contact


  • Office: BENSON THEOLOGICAL CENTER
  • Office Hours:
  • Email: cknighten@ost.edu
  • Phone: 210-341-1366 x 327

Education


  • BA (Early American History) - MIchigan State University
  • MDiv (Biblical Stdies) - Denver Seminary
  • MA (Spirituality) - Oblate School of Theology
  • Currently studying for PhD in Spirituality at Oblate School of Theology

Experience


Cliff earned a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Denver Seminary and completed a Master of Arts in Spirituality at Oblate School of Theology. He is currently working on a PhD in Spirituality with a focus on secular and post-secular spiritual experience and practice. His other research interests include 
mysticism, biblical spirituality, and interspiritual practice. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the American Academy of Religion, and the Eckhart Society. His experience extends throughout teaching, spiritual direction, pastoral ministry, faith formation, and Leadership. Spiritual Director Preparation Program – The Center for Spiritual Growth and the Contemplative Life

Academic interests


  • Secularity
  • Phenomenology of religious experience
  • Religion and the body
  • Interspirituality and multiple religious belonging
  • Contemplative practice
  • Mysticism