David Robinson is currently completing his doctoral degree at New College, where he is active as a tutor and occasional lecturer. He is writing on the German theologian and minister Dietrich Bonhoeffer, particularly his reception of the philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. One of the questions David has been asking, through a historical study rooted in the early 19th and 20th centuries, is how a claim to revelation, not only within but as a specific faith body, can be expressed in regards to civil society. To that end, he focuses his writing on the ethics developed from Bonhoeffer’s phrase ‘Christ existing as community.’

This research interest has been framed by David’s experience in Anglican & Episcopal ministry. Prior to his move to Scotland, David worked in parish and university ministry in Ottawa, Canada after being ordained in 2009. That work followed the completion of his Master of Divinity degree at Regent College in Vancouver.

David and his wife Jolene married in 2013 before moving to Edinburgh. Jolene has since worked as business and client manager for a mediation firm, as well as taking the lead in raising their daughter, Naomi Christine.

David’s published work can be found in journals such as Modern Theology, Studies in Christian Ethics, and Comment. Profile
Twitter: @DavidScottR


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