Theologian, intellectual historian, and apologist
Alister McGrath

CURRICULUM VITAE


Alister E. McGrath, MA, DPhil, DD, DLitt, FRSA, born 1953


Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education; and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture, King’s College, London.


Education

Down High School, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, 1957-66

Methodist College, Belfast, 1966-71

Wadham College, Oxford, 1971-75

Linacre College, Oxford, 1975-76

Merton College, Oxford, 1976-78

St John’s College, Cambridge, 1978-80


Degrees

BA, First Class Honours, Final Honour School of Natural Sciences (Chemistry), Oxford University, 1975.

MA, Oxford University, 1978.

DPhil, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Oxford University 1978, for research in molecular biophysics, under the supervision of Professor Sir George Radda, FRS.

BA, First Class Honours, Final Honour School of Theology, Oxford University, 1978.

BD, Oxford University, 1983, for research in historical theology.

DD, Faculty of Theology, Oxford University, 2001, for research in historical and systematic theology, and science and religion.

DLitt, Division of Humanities, Oxford University, 2013, for research into science and religion, and natural theology.


Academic distinctions

Open Major Scholarship, Wadham College, Oxford, 1971-5

EPA Cephalosporin Research Studentship, Linacre College, Oxford, 1975-6

Senior Scholarship, Merton College, Oxford, 1976-8

Visiting Short-Term Fellowship, European Molecular Biology Organization, 1976

Liddon Theological Studentship, Oxford University, 1977

Denyer and Johnson Prize in Theology, Oxford University, 1978

Naden Studentship in Divinity, St John’s College, Cambridge, 1978-80

Denyer and Johnson Travelling Scholarships, Oxford University, 1989 and 1991.


Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (FRSA), 2005.



Posts held

1980-83  Curate, St Leonards Parish Church, Wollaton, Nottingham.

1983-1995 Lecturer in historical and systematic theology, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; member of the Oxford University Faculty of Theology

1990 Ezra Squire Tipple Visiting Professor of Historical Theology, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

1993-9 Also University Research Lecturer in Theology, Oxford University

1993-7 Also Research Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada

1995-2004 Principal, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

1999-2008 Professor of Historical Theology, Oxford University [titular professorship awarded following the 1998-9 “Recognition of Distinction” exercise].

2006- Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

2008- Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education; and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture, King’s College, London.