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Dana Robert Dr. Alister E. McGrath
University of Oxford

Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and the Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. 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), and published this year, a book on Swiss theologian Emil Brunner.

Tuesday, November 17th
Why reason isn't enough: The "Big Picture" of faith
Seeing things in a new way: grace and the transformation of vision
Wednesday, November 18th
Wonder and Meaning: Why faith engages the imagination, not just reason
You can watch or listen to our previous guests at the Parchman Lectures Media Library.
The Parchman Endowed Lectures bring world-renowned theologians to the Baylor campus and enable George W. Truett Theological Seminary to make a significant contribution to the realm of theological dialogue and the life of the church. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Previous presenters include:
  • Dana Robert (2014-15)
  • Richard Mouw (2013-14)
  • Geoffrey Wainwright (2012-13)
  • Scot McKnight (2011-12)
  • Richard Bauckham (2010-11)
  • Lamin Sanneh (2009-10)
  • Bill Leonard (2008-09)
  • Ben Witherington III (2007-08)
  • Justo Gonzalez (2006-07)
  • Eugene Peterson (2005-06)
  • James Forbes (2004-05)
  • Walter Brueggemann (2003-04)
  • John Polkinghorne (2002-03)
  • N.T. Wright (2001-02)
  • Lewis B. Smedes (2000-01)
  • Jurgen Moltmann (1999-00)
For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Brewer.