Enhancing Humanity: Co-Creation and the Imagination
Professor Alister McGrath
My research explores theologies of humans as co-creators as a response to the prospect of enhancing human nature through technology. I examine several co-creation theologies in light of their underlying epistemologies, and investigate whether a greater recognition of the role of the imagination may offer a robust theological anthropology for engaging these questions of the human future.
Science and Religion
"The Scientific Character of the Created Co-Creator" in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science (forthcoming)
"Are Scientific Research Programmes Applicable to Theology? On Philip Hefner’s Use of Lakatos" in Theology and Science (forthcoming)
"Co-Creation and Human Technological Enhancement" in Are We Special? Issues in Science and Religion (forthcoming)
"Stanley Hauerwas: Witnessing Communities of Character" in A Generous Orthodoxy: Approaches to Ecumenical Theology (ed. Paul S. Peterson)(forthcoming)
"Church and Christ in the Work of Stanley Hauerwas" Ecclesiology 11, 2015: 306-326.
Other research interests:
Apart from theology and science, my other academic interests include theology and literature, the science of morality, psychology of religion, and postliberal theology.
Graduate Joint Consultative Committee member (2016-2017), graduate teacher for FHS Paper 5: God, Christ and Salvation
I studied genetics and biochemistry at the University of Western Australia for my undergraduate degree before completing a Master of Divinity at Vose Seminary, Perth through the Australian College of Theology. My professional experience includes science and innovation policy and project work for the State Government of Western Australia, research and clinical work relating to neurodegenerative disorders, and adjunct teaching in systematic theology, Christian ethics and church history.