Anne-Marie Ellithorpe holds a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on themes of community and friendship — personal and civic. She is author of Towards Friendship-Shaped Communities: A Practical Theology of Friendship (Wiley Blackwell, 2022), co-editor of Visions of the End Times: Revelations of Hope and Challenge (Pickwick, 2022) and Multireligious Reflections on Friendship (Lexington, forthcoming), and has published in the Journal of Moral Theology and several conference volumes.
Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, where she worked as a teacher and educational consultant, Dr. Ellithorpe has subsequently lived internationally, in Singapore, the United States, and Canada. Along with teaching at Corpus Christi College, Dr. Ellithorpe is co-chair of the Religious Reflections on Friendship seminar unit of the American Academy of Religion, Research Associate at the Vancouver School of Theology, and engaged in Indigenous Māori language and culture studies through Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Anne-Marie Ellithorpe, Laura Duhan-Kaplan, and Hussam S. Timani, eds., Multireligious Reflections on Friendship: Becoming Ourselves in Community. (Lanham: Lexington, 2023).
Towards Friendship-Shaped Communities: A Practical Theology of Friendship. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2022.
Laura Duhan Caplan, Anne-Marie Ellithorpe, and Harry Maier, eds., Visions of the End Times: Revelations of Hope and Challenge. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2022.
“Friendship and Apocalyptic Visions.” In Visions of the End Times: Revelations of Hope and Challenge, edited by Laura Duhan-Kaplan, Anne-Marie Ellithorpe, and Harry O. Maier, 153–164. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2022.
“Friendship, Aotearoa, and the Anglican Church.” In Te Korowai o Te Rangimārie, edited by Don Moffat and K.D. Taylor, 135–165. Auckland: Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, 2022.
“Friendship, Social Vocations, and Communities of Practice.” In Practicing Faith: Theology and Social Vocation in Conversation, edited by Lisa Spriggens and Tim Meadowcroft, 3–19. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2022.
“Interdisciplinary Conversations as Expressions of Neighbor Love.” In Practicing Faith: Theology and Social Vocation in Conversation, edited by Lisa Spriggens and Tim Meadowcroft, 192–97. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2022.
“Transformative Gardens in Cascadian Soil: The Place and Shape of Friendship within New Faith Communities.” In Christian Witness in Cascadian Soil, edited by Ross Lockhart, 89-102. Eugene: Cascade, 2021.
Review of “When Getting Along is Not Enough: Reconstructing Race in Our Lives and Relationships” by Maureen Walker, The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching, 2, no. 1 (2021).
Review of “International Trends in Educational Assessment: Emerging Issues and Practices” edited by Myint Swe Khine, The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching 2, no. 2 (2021).
“Reciprocity Within Community: Ancient and Contemporary Challenges to and Opportunities for Civic Friendship,” Journal of Moral Theology 10, no. 1 (2021).
Review of “Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Dreamers and Schemers” edited by Jacquie McDonald and Aileen Cater-Steel, The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching 1, no. 1 (January 15, 2020).
PhD, University of Queensland, Australia
Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ