Dr Ashley Moyse

Theology and Religion
McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life


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

Academic Background

Ashley Moyse is the McDonald Postdoctoral Fellow in Christian Ethics and Public Life. 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 (British Columbia, Canada) 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).

Research Interests

Moral and political theology; medical humanities and bioethics; philosophy of technology

Publications include:

The art of living for the technological age: Toward a humanizing performance (Fortress, forthcoming)

(with Matthew Vest) “Understanding modern, technological medicine: enchanted, disenchanted, or other?” Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, volume 39, issue 6 (2018): 407-417.

Reading Karl Barth, interrupting moral technique, transforming biomedical ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Edited Books
Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives, co-edited with John J Fitzgerald (Routledge, 2019)

Dispatches: Turning Points in Theology and Global Crisis (Fortress); A book series co-edited with Scott A Kirkland. Series volumes include the following:
     Marcus Pound’s Theology, Comedy, Politics (2019)    
     John C McDowell’s Theology and the Globalized Present: Feasting in the Future of God (2019)
     Cyril Hovorun’s Political Orthodoxies: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced (2018)
     John W de Gruchy’s The End is Not Yet: Standing Firm in Apocalyptic Times (2017) 

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

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