Alister McGrath holds the Andreas Idreos Chair of Science & Religion at Oxford University. He is the author of dozens popular-level books, including The Twilight of Atheism, The Dawkins Delusion?, and Why God Won’t Go Away. He recently published C.S. Lewis: A Life, a biography and collection of essays marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’s death. Like Lewis, McGrath began his academic career as an atheist before becoming a Christian apologist; McGrath earned a doctorate in molecular biophysics from Oxford in 1978 and a doctorate in divinity from Oxford in 2001.
McGrath has also authored many academic texts, including Christian Theology: An Introduction, which has become one of the world’s leading theological textbooks. In 2009, McGrath delivered the Gifford Lectures, titled “A fine-tuned universe? Natural theology and anthropic phenomena.” McGrath is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford’s Harris Manchester College, a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.