Anna-Claar Thomasson-Rosingh

Director of Studies, Centre for Formation in Ministry

+44 (0)1722 424814

Teaching and Research

My PhD research was in the interplay between Feminist Theology and Basil of Caesarea’s De Spiritu Sancto (a treatise on the Holy Spirit written around 376 in Capadocia – now Central Turkey). The PhD had an emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit and has been published as Searching for the Holy Spirit.  (Buy this from Sarum College Bookshop’s online shop.)

At Sarum I teach Biblical Studies. I have revived my interest in Hebrew and done some initial research in Isaiah, Romans and Matthew. I am looking into the interrelationship between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. I also am researching the laws prohibiting taking interest on loans.

“Anna Claar is inspirational. I was so impressed with how she managed to deliver today’s course… I attend a number of training and study days, and few leave me feeling as stimulated as she does.”

— a student on the Great Grandmothers of Jesus (Nov 2016)


  • Anne Claar Rosingh (2007), ‘A Silent God’, in Preek der Preken. Online eigentijdse overdenkingen en meditaties van remonstrantse predikanten, red. T. Mikkers.[Sermon in a one-copy book for Mijnke Bosman-Huizinga, now published on the internet: Accessed on the 30th of August 2009]
  • Anne Claar Rosingh (2008), ‘Enthousiast of ingetogen. De ontmoeting met Jezus’, in Een mens – vol van Geest; Jezus in Woord en beeld, red. B. Dicou en J. Goud, Zoetermeer: Meinema. [Article on the difference in the experience of Jesus between Evangelicals and Liberals in a book about Jesus]
  • Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh (2014), ‘Self-supporting bishops’ in Theology 117, 275-277.
  • Anne Claar Thomasson-Rosingh (2014), Searching for the Holy Spirit: Feminist Theology and Traditional Doctrine, Oxford: Routledge.