BA Hons, MA, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics
Phone: 02 8838 8924
Michael Mawson teaches systematic theology and ethics at the United Theological College. He holds a BA Hons in History and Religious Studies and MA in Religious Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Before coming to Sydney, he taught for seven years at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Having published and taught on a variety of topics of systematic theology and Christian ethics, Michael has particular interests in disability theology, the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theology and phenomenology, eco-theology, and postcolonial theology. He is currently working on two books, one on theology and ageing and the other on ecclesiology and ethics.
Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology. Oxford University Press, 2018.
The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, co-edited with Philip Ziegler. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Studies in Christian Ethics. Editor of a special issue, ‘Luther and Ethics’. Vol. 31.4 (2018).
The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist: The Future of a Reformation Legacy, co-edited with Brian Brock. T&T Clark Bloomsbury, 2016.
Christ, Church and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics, co-edited with Philip Ziegler. T&T Clark Bloomsbury, 2016.
Journal of Religion, Disability and Health. Editor of special issue on ‘Disability in the Christian Tradition.’ Vol 15.3 (2013).
‘Scripture.’ The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Edited by Michael Mawson and Philip Ziegler. Oxford University Press, 2019
‘Lutheran or Lutherish? Framing Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther.‘ Modern Theology, vol. 35.2 (2019)
„Die Schwachheit des Wortes und die Wirklichkeit Gottes Bonhoeffer zu Leiden und christlicher Nachfolge“. Sagen Was Sache ist: Vesuche Explorative Ethik. Translated by Gerard den Hertog. Edited by Stefan Heuser, Gerard den Hertog, Marco Hofheinz and Bernd Wannenwetsch. Lepzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017.
‘Creatures before God: Disability and Theological Anthropology.’ Christ, Church and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics. Edited by Michael Mawson and Philip G. Ziegler. T&T Clark Bloomsbury, 2016
‘The Politics of Jesus and the Ethics of Christ: Why the differences between Yoder and Bonhoeffer Matter.’ The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist: The Future of a Reformation Legacy. Co-edited by Brian Brock and Michael Mawson. T&T Clark Bloomsbury, 2016
‘Subjectivity and Embodied Limits: Deborah Creamer’s Disability and Christian Theology.’ Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, vol. 15:4 (2013)
‘The Spirit and the Church: Jenson, Hütter, and Bonhoeffer on Pneumatology and Ecclesiology.’ International Journal of Systematic Theology, vol. 14:3 (2013)