Professor Tom Greggs

Tom Greggs is Marischal Professor of Divinity at the University of Aberdeen; the Marsichal chair dates from 1616 and is the oldest chair in Divinity in Scotland. A graduate of the universities of Oxford (where he was an open scholar and took the Denyer and Johnson Prize) and Cambridge, Tom is the former Secretary of Society for the Study of Theology, and has served as co-chair of the Scriptural Reasoning Panel at the American Academy of Religion, for which he remains a member of the book awards panel. He is currently a member of the steering committee of Duke University’s Theology, Modernity and the Arts Project, and of the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Inter-Faith Theology Group. Tom is a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland, and in 2015 was elected to the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches (which has subsequently appointed him to convene the sub-group on religious pluralism). He is an Honorary Professor in Theology at St Mellitus College, London, and has been a visiting research fellow at St John’s College, Durham, and College of Arts and Sciences International Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor in Religion at the University of Virginia. Tom’s research relates particularly to the place of faith in a complexly pluralistic and secular society, and he has been engaged in inter-faith work in Britain, the United States and Israel. His work has been used by practitioners in inter-faith work throughout the world, and he is much sought after as a speaker and preacher. He has published widely on the question of what it means to be Christian in a post-Christendom context, and is currently working on a three volume Ecclesiology (the first ever multi-volume dogmatic ecclesiology in the English Language). He recently received a 21 month research grant (beginning in 2017) from the British Academy to support the writing of his next book.