Aaron Riches

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Aaron Riches
Born 1974 (age 43–44)
Nationality Canadian
Home town Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Academic background
Alma mater
Thesis Sequela Christi (2010)
Doctoral advisor John Milbank[1]
Influences Karen Kilby[2]
Academic work
Discipline Theology
Musical career
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Associated acts

D. Aaron Riches (born 1974) is a Canadian theologian at Seminario Mayor San Cecilio in Granada, Spain, and joint faculty member of the International Academy of Philosophy-Instituto de Filosofía "Edith Stein" and the Instituto de Teología "Lumen Gentium". He is widely published in the fields of systematic theology and Christology.[3] His recent book, Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ, questions the distinction often made between the human and divine nature of Christ.[4]

Prior to his academic career, Riches was a Canadian singer-songwriter.[5] He was in the bands Left Hand Red, Curtsy, Fiddle Footed, Burn 51 and Minnow. Afterwards, he released two solo albums and toured with the Royal City All-Stars, which eventually became the band Royal City, which has also since disbanded.[6]

Riches is originally from Guelph, Ontario, and is the subject of the Robert Munsch children's book Aaron's Hair.[7]


  • Over the Light Post (1995)
  • Rain (1997)

In Royal City[edit]


  1. ^ "Dr. D. Aaron Riches". Granada, Spain: Institute of Philosophy "Edith Stein". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  2. ^ Riches, Aaron (2016). Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. p. xix. ISBN 978-0-8028-7231-9.
  3. ^ "Five Questions with Aaron Riches". Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  4. ^ Soskice, Janet Martin (14 April 2017). "Review, 'Christ of Faith, Arguments about the Divinity and Humanity of Jesus'". Times Literary Supplement (5950): 15.
  5. ^ Soskice, Janet Martin (April 14, 2017). "Christ of faith". Times Literary Supplement.
  6. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Biography: Royal City". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Aaron's Hair". Official Robert Munsch Site. Retrieved 21 April 2017.