The Rev. Dr. Philip Turner is a retired priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. He was educated at Washington and Lee University, Virginia Seminary, Oxford University, and Princeton University. He served the Episcopal Church as a missionary in Uganda from 1961-1971, and as a professor of Christian ethics at Seminary of the Southwest and General Theological Seminary. He left General to become dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
After his retirement, Turner has served as interim dean of the Seminary of the Southwest, interim rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, and interim rector of Grace Church, Georgetown, Texas. He is the author of a number of books and articles, including Sex, Money and Power and Christian Ethics and the Church. He also coauthored The Fate of Communion with Ephraim Radner and The Crisis of Moral Teaching in the Episcopal Church with Timothy Sedgwick. Dean Turner lives in Austin with his wife, the Rev. Elizabeth Turner.