My name is Michael Leyden, and I teach Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at St Mellitus College -- an Anglican theological college in the UK. I'm also the Vicar of a parish in Chester Diocese, UK. I am a member of The Grove Ethics Group and the recently established Grove Doctrine Group. Reading, thinking, and writing is a key part of my vocation as a priest-theologian but I also enjoy talking with people over a drink. Probably most of my personal and spiritual formation happens through books and conversation. I love teaching, especially helping to inform and shape ministers and leaders for the Church.
My area of academic interest is, broadly, dogmatic theology, in particular the interface of doctrine, liturgy, and ethics. I wrote a PhD on human responsibility in Karl Barth's moral theology, through which I was able to think about human action, its theological rationale, and what it means to be an ethical agent. The thesis was supervised by Professor David Clough and examined by Professor Elaine Graham and the late Professor John Webster.
If you really want to, you can find out more about me, including information about publications and conference papers, here.
Thanks for reading. Michael