Mark S. Burrows




Ph.D.  Princeton Theological Seminary (history)

M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary (historical theology)

Graduate study at the University of Tübingen (Germany; philosophy and theology)

B.A. Lawrence University (religious studies and German literature)


Recent Work History:


Professor of Religion and Literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum (Germany)

Guest Professor at the Kirchliche Hochschule in Wuppertal (Germany)


Selected Recent Books:


Prophetic Witness and the Reimagining of the World (2020; editor-in-chief)

Meister Eckhart's Book of Secrets, with Jon M. Sweeney (2019)

The Chance of Home: Poems (2018)

Rainer Maria Rilke, Prayers of a Young Poet (2016; translated from the German)

The Paraclete Poetry Anthology (2016, editor)

SAID, 99 Psalms (2013, translated from the German)

Meister Eckhart's Book of the Heart, with Jon M. Sweeney (2017)

Poetic Revelations (2016, editor)

Breaking the Silence: Poetic Speech and the Kenotic Word (2015)


Mark recently retired from a career teaching at graduate schools and universities in the US and, for the last eight years, in Germany. He is a poet, scholar of medieval culture with a special focus on mysticism, and award-winning translator of modern German poetry. Much in demand internationally as a speaker and workshop/retreat leader, he currently lives in Camden with his wife and their English Springer Spaniel, Keileigh. (



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