Welcome to the website of Alister McGrath, currently Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King’s College London, and head of its Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. Until 2008, I was Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. Further details of my career can be found here.
After taking First Class Honours in Chemistry at Oxford University in 1975, I worked for several years in the Oxford laboratories of Professor G. K. Radda FRS, gaining a DPhil in 1978. I was then awarded First Class Honours in Theology at Oxford in 1978, and was awarded the Denyer and Johnson Prize for securing the best grades in the final examinations that year. I was awarded an Oxford Doctorate of Divinity (DD) in 2001 for research in the field of historical and systematic theology, and an Oxford Doctorate of Letters (DLitt) in 2013 for research in intellectual history, especially the relation of science and religion.
I shall be taking up the Andreas Idreos Professorship of Science and Religion at Oxford University with effect from 1 April 2014. I regret that I will not be able to deal with questions concerning research or supervision at Oxford until that date, as I have a full teaching and research load at King’s College London.