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Rev Dr Edwin Tay

Rev Dr Edwin Tay


BA (National University of Singapore)
MCS (Biblical Graduate School of Theology)
MA (University of London)
PhD (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)

Denomination: Methodist

Area of Research: Theology (E)

Area of interest:
Puritan theology, Protestant Orthodoxy, 18th century Methodism, soteriology

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Rev Dr Edwin Tay is an ordained minister of the Chinese Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Singapore. He grew up attending Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church. Since joining the faculty of TTC in January 2013, he has served as Warden of the Family Residence and the Dean of Students. Prior to joining TTC, he served as Lecturer in Systematic and Historical Theology at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST). He is also a former staff-worker with the Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Edwin spent the first twelve years of his formal education at the Anglo-Chinese School. He read for the B.A. degree at the National University of Singapore, majoring in Psychology and Social Work. He first trained in theology at the BGST and subsequently pursued postgraduate studies at King’s College, University of London where he obtained the M.A. degree in Systematic Theology. His increasing burden for theological education led to doctoral research at New College, University of Edinburgh where he was awarded the PhD degree for his dissertation on the priesthood of Christ. Edwin is married to Angela. They have two daughters, Phoebe and Chloe.

Published works

Academic Publications

  • “Naming the Issue Using the Key Historical Texts”, in Whole-Life Mission for the Whole Church: Overcoming the Sacred-Secular Divide through Theological Education, eds. Mark Greene and Ian J. Shaw (Carlisle: Langham Global Publishing, 2021), 31-45.
  • For Church and World: Essays in Honour of Rev Dr Ngoei Foong Nghian, ed. Edwin Tay (Singapore: Graceworks, 2020)
  • Calvin and Calvinism: Issues in the Development of Reformed Theology. Asian Institute of Calvin Studies Occasional Paper Series (Presbyterian Church in Singapore, 2016).
  • Review of Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment: Heaven and Humanity in Unity by Alexander Chow, Series: Christianities of the World (New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics 3 (2015), BR25-26.
  • The Priesthood of Christ: Atonement in the Theology of John Owen (1616-1683), Studies in Christian History and Thought (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2014).
  • Review of The Power of God: A Jonathan Edwards Commentary on the Book of Romans, eds. David S. Lovi and Benjamin Westerhoff (Cambridge, UK: Lutterworth Press, 2013), The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics 2 (2014), BR9-10.
  • Review of Jonathan Edwards and Justification by Faith by Michael McClenahan (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 2 (2013), 240-241.
  • “Irenaeus of Lyons and the Mediation of Revelation”, Trinity Theological Journal, 21 (2013), 16-29.
  • “Puritan Demonology in the Culture of ‘the Godly’”, Church and Society, 15.3 (2012), 145-151.
  • “Christ’s Oblation and Intercession: Their Development and Significance in John Owen (1616-1683)”, in Kelly Kapic and Mark Jones, eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen’s Theology (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012), 159-170.
  • “Beyond TULIP: Reflections on the Reformed Tradition”, in David Wong and Philip E. Satterthwaite, eds., Serve the Lord with Gladness: Festschrift for Rev Dr Quek Swee Hwa (Singapore: Finishing Well Ministries, 2012), 21-26.
  • Review of The Church’s Book of Comfort, ed. Willem Van’T Spijker, trans. Gerrit Bilkes (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2009), Sixteenth Century Journal, 42.1 (2011), 252-253.
  • Review of Meet the Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints, eds. Joel R. Beeke and Randal Pederson (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2006), Sixteenth Century Journal, 39.4 (2008), 1208-1210
  • Review of Richard Daniels, The Christology of John Owen (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2004), Sixteenth Century Journal 4 (2006), 1190-1192.

Popular Publications

  • “Called to Theological Education”, 卫讯 CAC News, Feb 2018, 34-35.
  • “心系神学教育”, 卫讯 CAC News, Feb 2018, 10.
  • “Citizens of Heaven on Earth”, Trumpet, Aug 2017, 4-5.
  • “On Diapers, Dichotomies and Vocation”, Trumpet, Aug 2016, 4-5.
  • “成圣的恩典,而非极端的恩典”(译者:迴路), 卫讯 CAC News, Aug 2017, 6-7.
  • “Sanctifying Grace, Not Hyper Grace”, 卫讯 CAC News, Feb 2017, 26-27.
  • “His Love and Compassion Are New Every Morning”, Thanksgiving and Reflection as One in Christ: Lenten Devotions for Lent 2015, ed. Florence Teo (Singapore: Bible Society of Singapore, 2014), 141-143.
  • Co-author with Angela Tay, “Womanhood: A Balancing Act?” Methodist Message, Feb 2014, 21.
  • “Treasure in Jars of Clay”, 卫讯 CAC News, Feb 2014, 22-23.
  • “Courage! The King Has Come”, Trumpet, Dec 2013, 1-2.
  • “Appreciating John Wesley as Theologian”, 卫讯 CAC News, Nov 2012, 22-23.
  • Review of Soli Deo Gloria, eds. Angela Tay and Ong Bee Eng (Singapore: Fellowship of Evangelical Students, 2010), BGST This Week, No. 40 (2010). (
  • Review of Meet the Puritans: with a Guide to Modern Reprints, eds. Joel R. Beeke and Randal Pederson (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2006), BGST This Week, No. 36 (2010). (