Dr Michael Mawson

Dr Michael Mawson, lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics, joined UTC in 2019 from his previous position as Senior Lecturer in Theological Ethics in the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.

Michael grew up in New Zealand and his interest in Christian ethics emerged from practical involvements in youth work and community development, most notably with the Urban Vision community, and his work as an educator and researcher for the Anglican Social Justice Commission of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Michael completed his Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the University of Wellington in New Zealand and earned his PhD at the University of Notre Dame in the United States.

Michael is an internationally acclaimed authority on the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His recent Oxford University Press volume explores Bonhoeffer’s understanding of the shape and purpose of the church. Michael is also co-editor for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

In addition to his work on Bonhoeffer, Michael is interested in the intersection of theology and ageing, disability studies, and political theology. Michael’s publications include –

Michael Mawson, Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Michael Mawson and P.G. Ziegler (eds), Christ, Church and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016)

Michael Mawson and B. Brock (eds) The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist: The Future of a Reformation Legacy (T&T Clark, 2016)