Revd Dr David EmertonDirector of St Mellitus, East Midlands
"Being part of the East Midlands centre is a huge privilege and real delight as we seek to play our part in equipping and releasing the next generation of Christian leaders that God is raising up to serve his church."
Revd Dr David Emerton is Director of St Mellitus College, East Midlands. Before this David was the Principal of the School of Discipleship in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and before that a Teaching Fellow in Systematic & Historical Theology at the University of Aberdeen, where he also completed his doctorate. Prior to moving to Aberdeen, David served as a member of clergy in the Diocese of London, and prior to ordination he worked in the City of London as a corporate lawyer. Outside of theology and the church David’s interests include: Liverpool FC, crime novels, endeavouring to keep fit, his wife, Naomi, and his two young daughters (although not necessarily in that order…).
PhD in Systematic Theology (supervised by Prof. Tom Greggs, examined by Profs. David F. Ford and Ralf K. Wüstenberg), University of Aberdeen.
MA in Systematic Theology, King’s College London.
BA (Hons) in Contextual Theology, St Mellitus College London.
Postgraduate Diploma in Law, The Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.
Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School.
MA (Hons) in History, University of Edinburgh.
Foundations for Theology and Reflective Practice
Topics in Christian Doctrine
Sacramental Theology and Ministry
Advanced Topics in Christian Doctrine
Methods in Modern Theology
Advanced Study of a Christian Figure: Bonhoeffer
Areas of Interest
Major doctrinal loci
Modern Protestant German thought
David’s current research is focussed on contemporary approaches to ecclesiology. He is working on a book tentatively titled Types of Ecclesiology, which is under contract to be published by Baker Academic.
Types of Ecclesiology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming).
Review of Eleanor McLaughlin, Unconscious Christianity in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Late Theology: Encounters with the Unknown Christ (Lanham: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2020), Studies in Christian Ethics (invited) (forthcoming).
“Engaging ‘Seeing, Embodying and Proclaiming Christ’ – A Response to John Behr”, International Journal of Systematic Theology (forthcoming).
God’s Church-Community: The Ecclesiology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2020).
Review of Michael Mawson, Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), Ecclesiology 15.2 (2019) (invited).
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