Andrew Clark-Howard

Proposed Title

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christology and Theological Method in Contemporary Conversation


This project seeks to explore the Christology and theological method of German theologian and political dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer in conversation with three leading contemporary theologians who represent different trajectories for systematic theology today. It examines the way in which Bonhoeffer’s own theological method helps navigate between various methodological impasses for the discipline through his particular emphases on the person of Jesus Christ.

Why I chose Charles Sturt

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a theologian whose work and life crosses many boundaries—political, pastoral, theological, and ethical. I’m really interested in exploring his life and work through my doctoral research for the ways in which it helps theological scholarship and the Christian church continue to adapt and evolve in light of the various challenges facing the twenty-first century.

Engagement and Memberships

Adjunct Lecturer, Carey Baptist College – Te Kareti Iriiri o Carey; Co-President, New Zealand Baptist Research and Historical Society.


  • Andrew Picard and A. D. Clark-Howard, “The Christian Settler Imaginary: Repentant Remembrances of Christianity’s Entanglement with Settler Colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Practical Theology 15.1 (2022): 1-14.
  • A. D. Clark-Howard, “‘Desperate Hope’: Hope and Action with Hannah Arendt and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” 46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion, December 2021.
  • A. D. Clark-Howard, “Through ‘Jesus Only’: J. K. Archer, Public Theology, and Baptist Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Pacific Journal of Theological Research 16 (2021): 34-46.
  • A. D. Clark-Howard, “Youth and the ‘Future of the Church’: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theses in Youth Work.” Systematic Theology Association of Aotearoa New Zealand, Laidlaw College, November 2020.
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