Alan Padgett is Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary, St Paul, Minnesota. He is currently on leave as the Crossan Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion, University of Notre Dame (2006-2007).

Professor Padgett holds the degrees of BA (Vanguard), MDiv (Drew) and DPhil (Oxon). He has held numerous academic positions, including temporary lecturer at the University of Durham, instructor in philosophy at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, and adjunct professor at Vanguard University. After these posts he was called to be adjunct professor and assistant professor of philosophy at Bethel College, St Paul, and then he was Professor of Theology and the Philosophy of Science at Azusa Pacific University.

Professor Padgett is most particularly interested in the dialogue between theology and science, as well as Christian ethics and spirituality and systematic theology. He is the editor/co-editor of three book series, as well as the online theology journal, Journal for Christian Theological Research ( He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Center for Theology and Natural Science, the International Society for Science and Religion, the Christian Theological Research Fellowship and the Society of Christian Philosophers.

Recent selected publications

  • Science and the Study of God: A Mutuality Model for Theology and Science (Eerdmans, 2003)
  • Introducing Christianity (with Sally Bruyneel) (Orbis, 2003)
  • God and Time: Four Views (with Nicholas Wolterstorff, Paul Helm and William Lane Craig) (InterVarsity, 2001)
  • Christianity and Western Thought, vol II: Faith and Reason in the Nineteenth Century (with Steven Wilkens) (InterVarsity, 2000)

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