Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford.
In addition to his work at Oxford, McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds.
After initial academic work in the natural sciences, McGrath turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while occasionally becoming engaged in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith. He has a long-standing interest in educational issues, and has developed a series of theological textbooks which are widely used throughout the world. McGrath’s most recent work includes a highly acclaimed and award-winning biography of C. S. Lewis (2013).