Alister McGrath

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1953 –

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Who is Alister McGrath?

Alister Edgar McGrath is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. He was previously Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College London and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture., Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford, and was principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, until 2005. He is an Anglican priest and is ordained within the Church of England.

Aside from being a faculty member at Oxford, McGrath has also taught at Cambridge University and is a Teaching Fellow at Regent College. McGrath holds three doctorates from the University of Oxford, a DPhil in Molecular Biophysics, a Doctor of Divinity in Theology and a Doctor of Letters in Intellectual History.

McGrath is noted for his work in historical theology, systematic theology, and the relationship between science and religion, as well as his writings on apologetics.

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Born
Jan 23, 1953
Belfast
Also known as
  • Alister Edgar McGrath
  • A. McGrath
Religion
  • Anglicanism
  • Church of England
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • Linacre College, Oxford
  • Merton College, Oxford
  • Wadham College, Oxford
  • University of Oxford
  • Methodist College Belfast
Lived in
  • United Kingdom
  • Belfast

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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