About Charles Davidson

Charles DavidsonWriter and editor Charles Davidson, a retired Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, psychotherapist, and professor, was pastor of congregations in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia; a clinician with Pastoral Counseling Services of Central Virginia; and undergraduate professor of history and philosophy as well as the Darrel Rollins graduate professor of pastoral theology, care, and counseling at Virginia University of Lynchburg. He was earlier an adjunct instructor of philosophy at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan, and of philosophy and theology at St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake, Michigan. He resides in Asheville, North Carolina.

Charles received his Bachelor of Arts in English, philosophy and religion from Hampden-Sydney College; Master of Divinity in biblical, theological, historical, and pastoral studies, and Master of Theology in the history of Christianity from Union Presbyterian Seminary; and Doctor of Ministry in pastoral counseling and psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

His publications include Bone Dead, and Rising: Vincent van Gogh and the Self Before God (Cascade Books), a theological and psychological interpretation of Van Gogh’s life and art, as well as articles, essays, poetry, commentary, and educational curricula appearing in Pastoral Psychology(1)(2)Theology Today, The Journal of Presbyterian History, Adult Discovery, Christian Education Shared Approaches, Presbyterian Outlook, Self Psychology News, and Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Poetry, Nature, and Politics.

A recipient of a grant from the Louisville Institute for archival research at Harvard University, Charles is currently editing the papers and writing a biography of the late George Arthur Buttrick.