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Dr Angus Paddison is Reader in Theology and Pro Vice-Chancellor. He studied at Cambridge University and the University of Glasgow and held research posts at the Universities of Gloucestershire and Nottingham before coming to Winchester. Formerly Director of Academic Quality and Development at the University, he was appointed Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016 and then Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor in April 2021.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Areas of expertise

  • Contemporary theology and theologians, especially Stanley Hauerwas, Rowan Williams, John Howard Yoder
  • Theology and politics
  • Theological interpretation of Scripture



  • Scripture: A Very Theological Proposal (London: T&T Clark International, 2009)
  • Theological Hermeneutics and 1 Thessalonians (SNTSMS 133; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Edited books

  • Edited, Theologians on Scripture. (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, Nov. 2016).
  • Co-edited with Neil Messer, The Bible: Culture, Community and Society (London: T&T Clark International, 2013)
  • Co-edited with Paul Middleton and Karen Wenell, Paul, Grace and Freedom: Essays in Honour of John K. Riches (London: T&T Clark International, 2009)
  • Co-edited with Adrian Pabst, The Pope and Jesus of Nazareth (Veritas; London: SCM, 2009)
  • Co-edited with Andrew Lincoln, Christology and Scripture: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives (LNTS; London: T&T Clark International, 2007)

Guest-editing of journals

  • Co-edited with Karen Wenell, Dedicated Issue of Expository Times 125 (October 2013) on ‘The Church and the City’

Essays, chapters and articles

  • ‘Who and what is theological interpretation for?’, in J. Gordon McConville and Lloyd Pietersen, eds, Conception, Reception and the Spirit: Essays in Honor of Andrew T. Lincoln, Eugene: Cascade, 2015, pp. 210-23.
  • ‘Theological Interpretation and the Bible as Public Text’, Journal of Theological Interpretation 8 (2014), pp. 175-92.
  • ‘The Bible and Public Policy: What Kind of Authority?’,co-authored with Neil Messer. In A. Paddison and N. Messer (eds), The Bible: Culture, Community and Society (London: T&T Clark International, 2013), pp. 189-209
  • ‘Speaking of Hope’, Expository Times 124 (2013), pp. 313-20
  • ‘Reading Yoder Against Milbank: A Yoderian Critique of Radical Orthodoxy’, in L. Isherwood and M. Zlomislic (eds) The Poverty of Radical Orthodoxy (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2012), pp 144-63
  • ‘The Authority of Scripture and the Triune God’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 13 (2011), pp. 448-62
  • ‘On Christianity as Truly Public’, in C. Baker and J. Beaumont (eds) Postsecular Cities: Religious Space, Theory and Practice (London: T&T Clark International, 2011), pp 223-36
  • ‘P.T. Forsyth, the ‘positive gospel’, and the church’, Ecclesiology 5 (2009), pp 28-47
  • ‘P.T. Forsyth and the Christian Life’, in P. Middleton, K. Wenell and A. Paddison (eds) Paul, Grace and Freedom: Essays in Honour of John K. Riches (London: T&T Clark International, 2009), pp 169-84
  • ‘Following Jesus with Pope Benedict’, in A. Pabst and A. Paddison (eds) The Pope and Jesus of Nazareth (London: SCM, 2009), pp 176-95
  • ‘Complete bibliography of the writings of Stanley Hauerwas’, compiled with Darren Sarisky. Mennonite Quarterly Review 84 (2010), pp. 311-55
  • ‘P.T. Forsyth, the ‘positive gospel’, and the church’, Ecclesiology 5 (2009), pp 28-47
  • ‘Theological Exegesis and John Howard Yoder’, Princeton Theological Review 14 (2008), pp 27-40
  • ‘P.T. Forsyth, Scripture, and the Crisis of the Gospel’, Journal of Theological Interpretation 1 (2007), pp 129-145
  • ‘Exegetical Notes: John 14:23-29’, Expository Times 118/7 (2007), pp 342-43
  • ‘Exegetical Notes: John 21:1-19’, Expository Times 118/6 (2007), pp 292-93
  • ‘The Nature of Preaching and the Gospel of John’, Expository Times 118/6 (2007), pp 267-72
  • ‘Christology and Jewish-Christian understanding: reading the Fourth Gospel as Scripture’ , in A. T. Lincoln and A. Paddison (eds) Christology and Scripture: Inter-disciplinary Perspectives (LNTS; London: T. & T. Clark International, 2007), pp 41-57
  • ‘Engaging Scripture: Incarnation and the Gospel of John’, Scottish Journal of Theology 60 (2007), pp 144-60
  • ‘Scriptural reading and revelation: a contribution to local hermeneutics’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 8 (2006), pp 433-48
  • ‘Worship Resources: Bible Study Notes for June Lectionary Readings’, Expository Times 117/8 (2006), pp. 327-30
  • ‘Karl Barth’s theological exegesis of Romans 9-11 in the light of Jewish-Christian understanding’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 28 (2006), pp. 469-88

Dictionary entries

  • ‘Wealth and Possessions’, in R. Brawley (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Bible and Ethics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)

Book reviews

Angus has reviewed over 40 books for journals including Journal for the Study of the New Testament BooklistExpository TimesInternational Journal of Systematic TheologyUrban StudiesAugustinian Studies, and Studies in Christian Ethics.

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