David Moser

Graduate Student in Systematic Theology


Email: dmoser@mail.smu.edu


David Moser is a doctoral student in systematic theology. He is writing his dissertation on the Christology of Thomas Aquinas, exploring theological and philosophical issues raised by Aquinas’s claim that Christ’s human nature is an instrument of the divinity. He has published articles in The International Journal of Systematic Theology, The Scottish Journal of Theology, and Pro Ecclesia, as well as a chapter on the Trinity in The Lord is One (Davenant Press, 2019). David has an MDiv and an MA in systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a BA in biblical exegesis from Cedarville University. He is married to Heather, and they have two children: Elisabeth and John.

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Bruce D. Marshall

Dissertation Title: "'All that He Did and Suffered was Saving for Us': Thomas Aquinas on the Humanity of Christ as the Instrument of his Divinity"

Fellowships, Supported Research, and Other Grants: SMU Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (2020-2021)


“The Flesh of the Logos, Instrumentum divinitatis: Retrieving an Ancient Christological Doctrine,” (forthcoming at The International Journal of Systematic Theology).

“How to Interpret Christ’s Mysteries in Scripture: Aquinas on Reduplicative Propositions in Christology,” (forthcoming at The Scottish Journal of Theology).

“Corpus Mysticum: A Response to Profs. Vanhoozer, Horton, and Allen,” Pro Ecclesia 29, no. 1 (2020): 53-67.

“Totus Christus: A Proposal for Protestant Christology and Ecclesiology,” Pro Ecclesia 29, no. 1 (2020): 3-30.

“Divine Simplicity, Triune Action, and Appropriation in Augustine and Aquinas,” The Lord is One: Reclaiming Divine Simplicity, eds. Joseph Minich and Onsi A. Kamel (Lincoln, NE: Davenant Press, 2019), 81-94.

Conference Presentations:

“Instrumentum divinitatis: How Aquinas Solved a Problem in Two-Energies Christology,” Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology Conference, Ave Maria University, February 6-8, 2020.

“How to Interpret Christ’s Mysteries: Reduplicative Propositions in Christology,” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, November 17, 2020.

Service to the Profession:

Colloquy Director – SMU Graduate Program in Religious Studies, 2018

Graduate Writing Tutor - SMU, 2017