Alister McGrath

1953 - Today

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Alister Edgar McGrath (born 1953) is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, Christian apologist, and public intellectual. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, and is a fellow of Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. He was previously Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College London and Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture, Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford, and was principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, until 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alister McGrath has received more than 394,019 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Alister McGrath is the 1,037th most popular philosopher (down from 986th in 2019), the 3,804th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,858th in 2019) and the 77th most popular British Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alister McGrath ranks 1,037 out of 1,089Before him are Michael Hardt, J. L. Mackie, David Chalmers, John Gray, Rosi Braidotti, and Imran N. Hosein. After him are John Major, Volker Zotz, Max Black, Stanley Jaki, Sandra Harding, and William Ames.

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Among people born in 1953, Alister McGrath ranks 302Before him are Ditmar Jakobs, Levir Culpi, John Musker, Vesna Pusić, Ana Botella, and Tony Carey. After him are Matija Ljubek, Christopher Franke, Xabier Azkargorta, George Tenet, Ron Clements, and John Edwards.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alister McGrath ranks 3,804 out of 6,924Before him are Emma Thomas (1971), John Ogdon (1937), Ian Burgess (1930), Margaret Leighton (1922), Annie S. D. Maunder (1868), and Jonathan Stroud (1970). After him are Danny Blanchflower (1926), Jordan Henderson (1990), Peter Hill-Wood (1936), Peter Doig (1959), Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer (1964), and John Mayow (1640).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Alister McGrath ranks 77Before him are Richard Price (1723), Eric A. Havelock (1903), Ralph Cudworth (1617), Hector Boece (1465), Michael Ruse (1940), and John Gray (1948). After him are John Major (1467), William Ames (1576), C. H. Dodd (1884), J. J. C. Smart (1920), Simon Blackburn (1944), and Bernard Bosanquet (1848).

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