Forthcoming publications:

October 2021:
My Theology: Return from a Distant Country. Darton, Longman and Todd; to be copublished with Fortress Press, Minneapolis.
This book briefly sets out my own understanding of the nature and purpose of theology, and explores four major themes that have played an important role in my thinking: historical theology; science and religion; apologetics and public engagement; and theological education. This book will be launched with a free on-line event in October: details to follow.

Recent academic articles:

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McGrath, Alister E. “An Undivided Mind: John Habgood on Science and Religion.” Journal of Anglican Studies 19, no. 1 (2021): 68–83.
McGrath, Alister E. “The Owl of Minerva: Reflections on the Theological Significance of Mary Midgley.” Heythrop Journal 61, no. 5 (2020): 852–64.
McGrath, Alister E. “Loving Science, Discovering God: An Autobiographical Reflection on Science and Theology.” Theology & Science 17 (2019): 431–43.
McGrath, Alister E. “The Famous Stone: The Alchemical Tropes of George Herbert’s ‘The Elixir’ in Their Late Renaissance Context.” George Herbert Journal 42, no. 1-2 (Fall 2018/Spring 2019): 114–27.

Speaking events:

I shall be speaking (remotely) at the international conference in Trieste on “Teologia e scienza in dialogo al tempo della pandemia (Theology and Science in Dialogue in a Time of Pandemic)” in English on the topic “Faith and science: A Dialogue that is possible” on Monday 15 September at 5.30 p.m. local time (4.30 p.m. UK time).
More details: