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Revd Dr Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski


Module Tutor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies

Tel  020 7848 1451
Address Department of Theology & Religious Studies
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King's College London
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Piotr is a half-time assistant priest at St Mary's Church (Twickenham). He studied philosophy and theology in the Dominican House of Study in Krakow (1986 - 1992) where he received MA in Philosophy of Religion (1991). He gained his PhD at the University of Warsaw (1998) with his thesis on Clement of Alexandria and Plotinus. He previously worked as an Anglican Chaplain (2001-2004) and Associate Lecturer in Early Christian Theology at University of Chichester (2001- 2012).

Research interests
  • Christian Origins and the formation of Christian Doctrine (1st to the later 3th century CE, particularly in the Alexandrian milieu).
  • Emergence of Alexandrian hermeneutical tradition: Philo, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen.
  • Reception of the NT documents in the Nag Hammadi collection: Valentinus and his milieu.
Selected publications

Monographs (recent):

  • Ashwin-Siejkowski, P. (2010), Clement of Alexandria on trial. The evidence of ‘Heresy’ from Photius’ Bibliotheca, (Leiden: E.J. Brill).
  • Ashwin-Siejkowski, P. (2010) SCM Studyguide Early Christian Doctrine and the Creeds, Canterbury, SCM Press.

Books (contributions):

  • (2017) “Clement of Alexandria’s Reception of the Gospel of John: Context, Creative Exegesis and Purpose”, in: Clement’s Biblical Exegesis. Proceedings of the Second Colloquium on Clement of Alexandria, edited by V. Cernuskova, J.L. Kovacs and J. Platova, (Leiden: Boston), 259-276.
  • (2017) “Alexandria ad Aegyptum. The City that inspired a polyphony of Early Christian Theologies”, in: The Urban World and the First Christians, edited by S. Walton, P. R. Trebilco and D.W.J. Gill, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans), 205-215.
  • (2015) “Clement of Alexandria” in: The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics, edited by K. Parry, (New York – Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell), 85-97.
Allegorical exegesis, the Gospel of John, its context, emergence and reception, pluralism of early Christian theologies during second century CE. 
Expertise and public engagement

Study days for clergy, academic symposia, talks in various Christian communities and churches.

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