Professor of Theological Studies
- Public Theology
- The relationship of science and faith
- The Trinity and theological anthropology
- The integration of biblical principles with other disciplines
- Diploma of Theology, Bible College of Victoria, 1979
- B.Th., Australian College of Theology, 1979
- Th.M., Australian College of Theology, 1987
- Ph.D., Deakin University, 1993
Dr. Brian Edgar is professor of Theological Studies. He has been a full-time faculty member at Asbury Theological Seminary since July 2007, primarily teaching through online courses and on-campus intensives.
Dr. Edgar has B.Th. and M.Th. degrees (Australian College of Theology) and a Ph.D. (Deakin University). He is an ordained minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia and has pastored several churches. He lectured for 18 years in theology and ethics at the Bible College of Victoria at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. He was also Academic Dean for 7 years and was the primary instigator behind the introduction of the MDiv degree onto the Australian theological scene.
He was Director of Public Theology for the Australian Evangelical Alliance for 4 years before joining the faculty at ATS. He has received two Templeton awards for teaching on science and faith and one writing award for a journal article on scientific and theological notions of immortality. He has written two books and published numerous articles and reports in the public arena some of which are available at www.brian-edgar.com.
Dr. Edgar and his wife, Barbara, have two adult daughters. They live in Australia but Dr. Edgar travels each year to Wilmore or Orlando to teach intensive courses. He also conducts on-line courses from Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Christianity in an Age of Science and Technology, a Fellow of the Australasian Wesley Research Centre and editor of Crucible: an on-line, peer-reviewed journal of ministry and theology. He has been a member of the Australian Federal Government advisory committee on the ethics of gene technology and is a former member of the executive of the World Evangelical Alliance. His theological interests include numerous issues in the realm of public theology as well as Trinitarian theology and the theology of the person.