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Alister McGrath

Teaching Fellow, Theology; Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture, King’s College London
BA, BA, BD, MA, DD, DPhil (Oxford)

Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is widely regarded as one of the world's leading theologians. After an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a doctorate in molecular biophysics from Oxford, McGrath turned to the study of theology. He has a special interest in the relation of science and religion, and has published widely on this topic. As a former atheist, McGrath has an especial interest in the "New Atheism" of writers such as Richard Dawkins. McGrath's bestselling books include the market leading Christian Theology: An Introduction (6th edition, 2017) and the award-winning C. S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet (2013).

Areas of expertise

  • Interaction of Science and Religion
  • "New Atheism" and its Significance for Christian Apologetics
  • Renewal of Natural Theology and its Relevance for Christian Apologetics
  • Theology of Ministry

Media & Publications

  • Interface Lecture Series | Science and Faith: Conflicting or Enriching? Video
  • Alister McGrath Crux Mar 2018 PDF
  • A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology Book Publication
  • The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine Book Publication
  • Christianity's Dangerous Idea Book Publication
  • Science and Religion: A New Introduction Book Publication
  • Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth Book Publication
  • The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind Book Publication
  • Intellectuals Don't Need God and Other Modern Myths: Building Bridges to Faith Through Apologetics Book Publication

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