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Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cambridge (Supervisor: Andrew Davison)

Th.M. (Doctrinal Theology), Regent College, Vancouver (Supervisor: Hans Boersma, External Examiner: Markus Bockmuehl)

M.A. (Doctrinal Theology), Regent College, Vancouver

B.M. (Worship Arts), Colorado Christian University, Denver


Thomas Aquinas, Christology, New Testament Studies, Patristic Theology, Hermeneutics, Historical Jesus, Theology & Metaphysics, Medieval Theology, Systematics, Christology of New Testament, Theological Hermeneutics, Literature and Theology, Doctrine of the Trinity, Beatific Vision, Cognitive Psychology, Biblical Hermeneutics, Philosophical Hermeneutics.



Key publications: 


“The Self-Understanding of Jesus: A Metaphysical Reading of Historical Jesus Studies,” Scottish Journal of Theology 72 (2019): 291-307.

"The Eternal Generation of the Son: The Christological Significance for Origen and Nicaea." Crux 79 (Fall 2015): 13–22. (Download)

“Trinitarian Spirit-Christology in Thomas Aquinas: Biblical Hermeneutics and the munus triplex,” Noesis Review, 5 (2018): 71–78

Book Reviews

“Sarisky, Darren, Reading the Bible Theologically. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019,” International Journal of Systematic Theology (Online: July, 2020).

Dual Citizens: Two Natures Christologies and the Jewish Jesus by Kayko Driedger Hesslein (London: Bloomsbury, 2015),” Reviews in Religion and Theology 26 (January 2019): 86–88. 

The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas by Dominic Legge, O.P. (Oxford: OUP, 2017)” Reviews in Religion and Theology 25 (July 2018): 526–28.

Professional Presentations & Essays

“Conspiracy Theories, Cooperative Inquiry, and the Common Good.” Presented at the Christian Theology Senior Seminar on theological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Cambridge, 27 May 2020.
“Reconciling Theology & History: Personal Identity in Christology & Historical Jesus Studies.” Reconciliation: SST Post-Grad Conference, Cambridge, July 2020. (Postponed to 2021)
“‘Truth is a Mode of Being’: Challenging Borders in Cognitive Theory.” Society for the Study of Theology annual conference, Nottingham, April 2020. (Accepted: Postponed to 2021)

“Personal Identity and Hypostasis: The Christological Crisis of Personhood.” Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, an international conference to be held at Ave Maria University in Florida, 7-8 February 2020.

“The Participatory Structure of Human Cognition: Creation and Aquinas’s Doctrine of Intelligible Species.” Aquinas on Creation and Nature, an international Thomistic symposium to be hosted by the Thomistic Institute, Angelicum, in Rome, 3-5 October 2019. 

[Invited] “The Self-Understanding of Jesus: A Theological Appraisal of Historical Jesus Studies.” Presented at the Cambridge New Testament Graduate Seminar, 8 May, 2019. 

“Christological Logic and the Scientia Christi: Aquinas and the Church Fathers on Matthew 24:36.” Presented at the Society for the Study of Theology (SST) annual conference, University of Warwick, UK, 8-10 April 2019.

“The Ignorance of Christ: Christological Logic and Patristic Interpretations of Mark 13:32.” Presented at the conference Identity and Tradition: Thomas Aquinas and the Church Fathers in Torún, Poland, 4-6 April 2019.

“Historiography, Metaphysics, and Historical Jesus Studies.” Presented at the 2018 Michaelmas seminar for Noesis: the Cambridge Graduate Society for Philosophical Theology & Systematics.

“Trinitarian Spirit-Christology in Thomas Aquinas: Biblical Hermeneutics and the munus triplex,” Noesis Review, 5 (2018). 71–78

“The Doctrine of Eternal Generation from Origen to Athanasius.” Presented at the 2016 Regent College Academic Symposium.

Other publications: 

Editor of Noesis Vol. 6 (2019), the graduate journal for Cambridge Divinity Faculty, featuring articles by Eleonore Stump, Jeffrey Bishop, Catherine Pickstock, etc.:

Teaching and Supervisions


Ridley Hall, Cambridge, UK. Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Course Lecturer. Part of the Common Awards BA in Theology, Ministry, and Mission validated by the University of Durham. Winter 2020. 

University of Cambridge, UK. Undergraduate Courses

  • D1D: The Holy Spirit and Christian Experience. Assistant course coordinator. 2020-21
  • B13: Religious Themes in Literature. Supervisions, Faculty of Divinity, 2018/19, 2020/21
  • C6: Disputed Questions in the Christian Tradition, Faculty of Divinity, 2020/21


Faraday Institute for Science & Religion, Cambridge, UK. Undergraduate Modules

  • The Rise of Fundamentalism. Tutor. Developed and taught one-week seminars for students from Hong Kong University. Autumn 2020.
  • The Meaning of Creation in Christian Theology. Tutor. Winter 2020.

Regent College, Vancouver BC. Graduate Courses

  • THEO 601: Theology I - God, Creation, Christ & Humanity.Teaching assistant for Professor Archie Spencer, Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. [My TA duties included grading essays and quizzes, admin., tutoring students, and occasionally leading seminars in Prof. Spencer’s absence]
  • THEO 602: Theology II – Salvation, Spirit, Church & Eschatology. Teaching assistant for Professor Archie Spencer, Spring 2016 and Spring 2017
  • THEO 608: History of Christian Doctrine. Teaching assistant for Professor Spencer, Spring ‘16
  • THEO 720: M.A. Seminar – The Doctrine of the Trinity. Teaching assistant for Professor Archie Spencer, Fall 2015
  • THEO 726: Th.M. Seminar – Theological Method (“The Analogy of Faith”). Teaching assistant for Professor Archie Spencer, Spring 2016

Public Lectures, Adult Education, and Reading Groups

  • Public Lecture: “‘Who Cannot Die, Yet Cannot Choose But Die’: Engaging the Mystery of Christ for Holy Week.” St Alban’s Cathedral, 30 March 2020. (Upcoming)

  • Justice & Literature: Dante’s Divine Comedy. Hm Prison Whitemoor, UK. ‘Learning Together’ course. Discussion group leader, Spring 2019:

  • Cambridge University Aquinas Reading Group. Since 2018 I have led the Aquinas reading group, fortnightly during term, as we’ve read through books 1-3 of the Summa Contra Gentiles.


 Austin  Stevenson

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PhD Candidate in Christian Theology
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