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Alister McGrath, PhD
Andreos Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
Alister McGrath is the Andreos Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He was the Founding President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA). His previous posts include being Professor of Theology and Education at King’s College, London, and Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University.
McGrath gained first class honours from Oxford University in Chemistry (1975) and first class honours in Theology (1978). He holds an Oxford DPhil (1978) for his research in molecular biology, a DD from Oxford University's Faculty of Theology for his work in historical and systematic theology (2001), and a DLitt from Oxford University's Division of Humanities for his research in science and religion (2013). He was elected FRSA in 2005, in recognition of his work as a public intellectual. A former atheist, he has established a reputation as one of the leading apologists for Christianity, as well as one of the world's most respected Christian theologians. His many books include a new highly acclaimed biography of CS Lewis, a series of market-leading textbooks in Christian theology, and some best-selling books engaging with the "New Atheism".