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Ashley John Moyse

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science
BA (Messiah College), MSc (University of Northern Colorado), CAGS Bioethics (Loyola University Chicago), MTS (Trinity Western University), PhD (University of Newcastle, Aus)
Ashley joins Regent College as Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science, a position funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. In addition to his role at Regent he also holds honorary research appointments at Vancouver School of Theology and the University of Divinity (Melbourne). With training in both the applied human sciences and in constructive and moral theology, he is interested in exploring the implications of theology for the human and natural sciences, technology, and medical humanities. Specifically in relation to the postdoctoral fellowship, he anticipates several opportunities to explore research outcomes that might theorize the mutual coinherence of theology and science. Indeed, to use a phrase from Charles Williams’ Descent of the Dove (1939), this fellowship will allow him to ‘mediate and practice’ coinherence for both the church and the world as he labours to probe and to preserve the relationship between theology, science, and technology. 

Regarding his scholarly research, Ashley is the author of Reading Karl Barth, Interrupting Moral Technique, Transforming Biomedical Ethics (Palgrave, 2015). He is also a contributor to and co-editor (with Scott A. Kirkland and John C. McDowell) of both Correlating Sobornost: Conversations Between Karl Barth and the Russian Orthodox Tradition (Fortress, 2016) and Kenotic Ecclesiology: Select Writings of Donald M. MacKinnon (Fortress, 2016). He is also a contributor to and coeditor (with John Fitzgerald) of the forthcoming Treating the Person: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Medicine and the Body (under review). 

In addition to these projects, Ashley has contributed several chapters, articles, and book reviews across a range of subjects in theology and ethics. He is also an editor and series advisor (with Scott A. Kirkland) for a forthcoming multivolume series in moral and political theology with Fortress Press. That series, Dispatches: Turning Points in Theology and Global Crises, has invited several leading and emerging scholars to illumine and explore the implications and relevance of theology for the global crises of late modernity, offering creative, significant, and timely reflections on the problems and mysteries confronting our present age. Finally, Ashley is presently working on a book, Hugging Death, Anticipating Suicide, which explores the themes of despair and hope in relation to end-of-life care and medically-mediated dying.

Areas of expertise

  • Bioethics and biopolitics 
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Theological engagement with popular culture
  • Christian ethics from patristic to modern sources 
  • Writings of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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