Aaron Edwards

Dr Aaron Edwards

MA Programme Lead
Lecturer in Theology, Preaching and Mission

Get in touch at a.edwards@cliffcollege.ac.uk

Before joining the Cliff College faculty in July 2016, Aaron was a Teaching Fellow in Divinity at the University of Aberdeen, where he taught practical and political theology, before which he had been a Tutor in historical theology. He has a passion for theology and mission, both in theory and in practice, with experience of both UK-based and cross-cultural mission projects. His church background is charismatic evangelical (Newfrontiers), where he has often served local churches in leading, pastoring, preaching, mission, and evangelism in various capacities. He has also spoken at numerous academic theological conferences in Durham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Chicago, London, Birmingham, Baltimore, Copenhagen, and others, and has lectured at Wesley University in Ondo, Nigeria.

His main theological interests are in the theology of preaching, the doctrine of Scripture, missiology, and historical theology more broadly. He also has specific interests in the theological work of Kierkegaard, Barth, Bonhoeffer, the Reformers, and the Great Awakeners. Additionally, having studied English Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and has been an editorial and administrative assistant for the acclaimed Irish poet, Micheal O’Siadhail. He has an enthusiasm for literary, philosophical, and popular culture, and is keen to find ways of maintaining rigorous faithfulness to the Gospel in the midst of the present moment. He has been a guest on various religious radio programmes and alongside his academic work he writes regularly for a number of church/mission-focused publications.

He lives in Derbyshire with his wife Molly. They have four young children, Isabelle, Malachi, Miriam, and Rebekah, who cause general joyous bedlam wherever they have been known to appear. Since the age of eight, Aaron has also been learning the deeper meaning of Hebrews 11:1 as a hopelessly faithful Liverpool supporter.

Education

2004-2007University of Liverpool; BA English Literature (First Class Hons.)
2007-2008University of Chester; MTh Theology
2008-2009University of Chester; MA Creative Writing
2011-2014University of Aberdeen; PhD Systematic Theology