Post-Doctoral Fellow in Science and Theology
BA (Briercrest College), MDiv (Regent College), PhD (University of Edinburgh)
David Robinson is the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College for 2018-19. This role follows the completion of his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. David’s research focuses on the intersection of evolutionary biology and theology, particularly the question of how natural causation is described vis-à-vis divine providence. His interests also include the philosophy of science and criticisms of natural theology in the 19th and 20th centuries.
David is the author of Christ and Revelatory Community in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Hegel (Mohr
Siebeck, 2018), which is based on his PhD thesis. The book includes material on
Bonhoeffer’s and Hegel’s use of the Genesis account of creation and fall in
their portrayals of emergent human consciousness. Selected chapters and other essays have been published in Modern Theology, Scottish Journal of
Theology, Studies in Christian Ethics
and Journal of the Society of
previously lectured at the University of Edinburgh and has presented at
conferences including the Society for the Study of Theology (UK) and the
International Bonhoeffer Congress. While completing his
PhD, he worked as Postgraduate Conference Convener for the Society for the
Study of Christian Ethics (UK) and as website host for Kathryn Tanner’s 2016
Gifford Lectures, “Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism.”
Alongside his academic work, David has
worked in Anglican and Episcopal ministry since his ordination in 2009, serving
congregations in both Ottawa and Edinburgh. This role has included teaching
Christian ethics as an Associate Tutor with the Scottish Episcopal Institute.
David lives in Coquitlam with his wife
Jolene, who works as Marketing and Communications Manager for Jewish Family
Services, and their three-year-old daughter Naomi.
for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science has been
provided by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Areas of expertise
Science and Theology
G. W. F. Hegel