The Revd Dr Andrew Goddard
Tutor in Ethics
Andrew is a part-time tutor at Ridley Hall where he has taught Christian Ethics since 2019. He teaches both term-time students in the Cambridge Theological Federation (team teaching with Dr. Jenny Leith based at Westcott House) and on the Ridley Lay Ministry programme. He has taught previously at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and Trinity College, Bristol and also for Fuller Theological Seminary in the US.
- Personal Background
Andrew grew up in Glasgow but since university, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, has lived in England in Oxford (studying then teaching), Durham (where he trained at Cranmer Hall), Witney (where he and his wife job-shared a curacy), Bristol, and London. He has been in Pimlico since 2010 when his wife, Lis, became vicar of St James the Less where he is one of the Assistant Ministers. He has two adult children and a lovely old chocolate Labrador.
- Other Roles
Andrew has for a number of years had a portfolio ministry. In addition to teaching at Ridley he also teaches in other institutions including Westminster Theological Centre, Winchester School of Mission and on the leadership programme of the Christian charity CARE. In addition to research and writing, he is involved pastorally and in preaching and leading services at St James the Less, Pimlico and serves on the Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) and its Working Group.
- Research Interests
Andrew’s doctoral work was on the French sociologist and lay theologian, Jacques Ellul, particularly his legal and political thought and he continues to have an interest in political theology.
In recent years his research interests have focussed more around areas of sexual ethics (he was on the Co-ordinating group of the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith project) and also Anglicanism and ecclesiology. He keeps up an interest in New Testament scholarship, especially Paul, systematic theology, and modern British politics.
Andrew writes regularly for a number of online theological sites including Fulcrum, Psephizo, and Covenant and has also published a number of Grove booklets. He has written a number of books including an account of Rowan Williams’ time as Archbishop of Canterbury and edited a volume on Good Disagreement (with Andrew Atherstone). He has contributed articles to the Oxford Handbooks on Theology, Sexuality and Gender and Anglican Studies and to the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion. He has also written a number of hymns.