Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Michael Mawson

Dr Michael Mawson

BA Hons, MA, PhD

Dr Michael Mawson teaches systematic theology and ethics at the Parramatta campus of the Charles Sturt School of Theology. He holds a BA Hons (First) and MA (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, USA. He previously taught for seven years at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His books include Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology (OUP, 2018); The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, co-edited with Philip Ziegler (OUP, 2019); and The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist: The Future of a Reformation Legacy, co-edited with Brian Brock (T&T Clark, 2016).

He is currently working on two books, one on theology and ageing and the other on ecclesiology and ethics. He welcomes inquiries from prospective research students in all areas of theology and ethics. He is especially interested in supervising projects on disability theology, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theology and phenomenology, eco-theology, and postcolonial theology.

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THL215: Jesus the Christ

THL512: Contemporary Theology in a Global Context

I have previously taught classes on a range of topics at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Notre Dame.

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Books

The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Co-edited with Philip Ziegler. Oxford University Press, 2019

Christ Existing as Community: Bonhoeffer’s Ecclesiology, Oxford University Press, 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

Book Chapters and Journal Articles

‘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, 2018

„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. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017.

“Suffering Christ’s Call: Discipleship and the Cross.” The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Australasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies, vol.4, 2016

“The Sin of Disability: Why Disability Theology Needs a Doctrine of Sin.” Knowing, Being Known and the Mystery of God: Essays in Honour of Professor Hans Reinders. Edited by Bill Gaventa and Erik de Jongh. Amsterdam: VU University Pres, 2016

“Creatures before God: Bonhoeffer, 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

“Theology and Social Theory—Reevaluating Bonhoeffer’s Approach.” Theology Today, vol.71:1, 2014

“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

“Nature and Grace in John Milbank and Thomas Aquinas.” Scottish Journal of Theology, vol.62:3, 2009

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