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Dr Timothy Baylor BA, MDiv, PhD
Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies
I teach Christian history and thought for the University's undergraduate and master’s level programs in Theology and Religious Studies. I am Programme Director for a number of the University's Postgraduate Taught programmes. I also manage the University’s partnerships with affiliated institutions, Newbold College in London, and St Padarn’s College in Cardiff.
I am originally from the United States but lived in Scotland for seven years before moving to West Wales in 2018. I received my PhD in Christian Theology at the University of St Andrews where I studied under the supervision of the late Prof John Webster. Upon completion of my degree, I served for several terms as a Teaching Fellow in Theology at St Andrews. I joined the faculty in Lampeter in 2018. Prior to moving to the UK, I served as a Christian minister outside of Chicago.
- Society for the Study of Theology
- American Academy of Religion
Though I have a number of interests spanning the history and traditions of the Christian church, my principal area of interest lies in the construction and transmission of Christian doctrines. Some of the principal themes which animate my own work are:
- The Nature of Theology
- The Doctrine of God
- Christology and the Atonement
- The Christian Moral Tradition
- The History and Development of Augustinianism
In addition to these topics, much of my work focuses on the intellectual traditions of Augustinianism. I have interest in a range of theologians, including among others, Augustine, Aquinas, John Calvin, John Owen, Freidrich Schleiermacher, Karl Barth, and John Webster.
My PhD research focused on the doctrine of divine justice, particularly the way that this concept underwrites accounts of the nature of Christ's work and the ends of divine government, and in this way gives shape to Protestant moral and social teaching. My current research focuses on the moral and theological commitments that establish Christian arguments for the necessity of the incarnation. You can see some of my published work here.
- The Doctrines of God, Christology and Atonement
- Theologies of the Reformation
- Modern Protestant Thought
“‘He Humbled Himself’: Trinity, Covenant, and the Gracious Condescension of the Son in John Owen”, Trinity without Tiers, Forthcoming.
“‘With Him in Heavenly Realms’: Peter Lombard and John Calvin on the Merits and Exaltation of Christ”, International Journal of Systematic Theology 17/2 (April 2015): 152-175.
“One With Him in Spirit: Mystical Union and the Humanity of Christ in the Theology of John Owen”,‘In Christ’ in Paul: Explorations in Paul’s Theology of Union and Participation, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II, ed. Kevin Vanhoozer, et al (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), 427-452.