Nixon is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate at Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity. He is a Filipino Reformed theologian and an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is a tenacious and highly motivated young scholar, having completed his doctoral studies in under 4 years. Testament to this has been his ability to publish his PhD thesis less than a year after graduating from his doctoral program. He has continued that pace, by now having secured a contract for his second monograph.
Nixon’s first monograph The Suffering of God in the Eternal Decree: A Critical Study of Karl Barth on Election (published in 2020 under Pickwick) explores the hitherto under-explored question of the extent to which Barth’s evolving doctrine of election contains a passibilist account of God’s being. It thus opens up a new set of questions and issues for Barth studies, that has remained largely marginal in the more heated ‘Barth wars’ of recent times.
His second monograph Constructing Eschatology: Rethinking the Prophecy in Isaiah (forthcoming in 2021 under Wipf & Stock) critically engages with the Book of Isaiah in tandem with the Book of Revelation in order to probe the extent of God’s foreordination in creation as it points to the end times. It ingeniously deals with the themes of punishment and healing central to this discourse, and also, attempts to examine the probable Christian Universalist trajectory of both prophetic books.