Dr Ashley Moyse

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


BA (Messiah College); MSc (University of Northern Colorado); CAS (Loyola University Chicago); MTS (Trinity Western University); PhD (University of Newcastle, NSW)

Academic Background

After training and working in applied physiology, Ashley proceeded to study at the intersection of theology and ethics with particular interest in bioethics and medical humanities. While retraining in theology and ethics, Ashley taught human anatomy and physiology, among other courses, in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Fraser Valley from 2005 to 2016. Since 2013, he has had several affiliations in Canada and Australia, including his role as a research associate and sessional lecturer in Christian ethics at Vancouver School of Theology, honorary research fellow at Trinity College, University of Divinity (2015 to present), and the John Templeton foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College (2017-2018). He has recently been appointed Associate Fellow with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Trinity International University. He is the postdoctoral fellow (2018-2023) in the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life.

Research Interests

Theological ethics and political theology

Publications include:

Reading Karl Barth, interrupting moral technique, transforming biomedical ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
The art of living for the technological age (Fortress, in preparation)

Correlating Sobornost: Conversations between Karl Barth and the Russian Orthodox tradition, co-edited with Scott A Kirkland and John C McDowell (Fortress, 2016)

Kenotic Ecclesiology: Select writings of Donald M MacKinnon, co-edited with John C McDowell and Scott A Kirkland (Fortress, 2016)

Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives, co-edited with John J Fitzgerald (Routledge, forthcoming)

Dispatches: Turning Points in Theology and Global Crisis (Fortress); A book series co-edited with Scott A Kirkland. Series volumes include the following: John W de Gruchy’s The End is Not Yet: Standing Firm in Apocalyptic Times (2017), Cyril Hovorun’s Political Orthodoxy: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced (2018), and John C McDowell’s Theology and the Globalized Present: Feasting in the Future of God (forthcoming)


I enjoy cycling, hiking, and cooking. I also enjoy theatre and film.