Brian Brock

Brian is Professor of Moral and Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen. He is also a husband and father of three children, including Adam, who is 13, a delightful human being, and has Down’s Syndrome and autism. He has written a wide range of scholarly essays on themes related to disability and is a Managing Editor of the Journal of Religion and Disability. He has also written monographs on the use of the Bible in Christian ethics (Singing the Ethos of God, 2007; The Malady of the Christian Body, 2016; The Therapy of the Christian Body, 2019) as well as the ethics of technological development (Christian Ethics in a Technological Age, 2010). He has published two books that approaches theological questions through interviews, most recently one that extensively cross examines the theology of the internationally famous American theologian and ethicist, Stanley Hauerwas (Beginnings, 2016; Captive to Christ, Open to the World, 2014). He has also edited (with Prof. John Swinton) Theology, Disability and the New Genetics: Why Science needs the Church (2007) and Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader (2012). In 2016 he founded the academic monograph series, “T&T Clark Enquires in Theological Ethics”, of which he remains managing editor. In 2017 he was appointed to the executive committee of Archway, a multi-million-pound annual budget charitable foundation that runs homes for special needs adults as well a respite service for children and families with special needs. Baylor University Press has recently released his first full-length monograph on the theology of disability, Wondrously Wounded: Theology, Disability, and the Body of Christ. In in he sets his own story with Adam within the historical sweep of Christian thinking about what it means to be human, drawing on the riches of traditional Christian theology to find life-giving ways forward in a modern technological west, routinely screens out lives like Adam’s.