McGrath, Alister

Alister McGrath


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Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University.

McGrath was originally an atheist, but became a Christian while an undergraduate at Oxford University. After studying chemistry as an undergraduate, and undertaking doctoral research at Oxford in molecular biophysics, McGrath went on to specialize in Christian theology earning a further doctorate in historical and systematic theology at Oxford.

He is today widely recognized as one of the world’s leading theologians, with a special interest in the relation of faith and science. His most sustained engagement with the relationship of Christian theology and the natural sciences may be found in the three volumes of his Scientific Theology(Continuum/Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001-3).