Tim Baylor

Dr Timothy Baylor BA, MDiv, PhD

Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies

E-mail: t.baylor@uwtsd.ac.uk

I teach Christian theology and history 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 I have lived in Scotland for the last seven years. 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 Mary's College. 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:

  • Divine Government
  • The Nature of Theology
  • The Doctrine of God
  • Christology and the Atonement
  • The Christian Moral Tradition 
  • Christianity and Modernity
  • The Theological Interpretation of Scripture

In addition to these topics, I have interest in leading theologians from early and Medieval Christianity, including Augustine, Aquinas, and Bonaventure. But much of my research circulates around figures in the Reformed tradition, such as John Calvin, John Owen, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Karl Barth, and John Webster. I am happy to supervise research touching on any of the topics and figures above.

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
  • Medieval and Early Modern Scholasticism
  • Ecumenical History between Protestant and Catholic Traditions
  • Theologies of the Reformation
  • Modern Protestant Theologies
  • The Theologies of John Owen, Karl Barth, and John Webster