Robin Gill is Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology, University of Kent at Canterbury. This unique chair was established in honour of a former Archbishop of Canterbury and Robin is the first holder. Previously he was also the first holder of the William Leech Professorial Fellow in Applied Theology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has particular research interests in health care and Christian ethics and in the sociological study of churches. He is Director of the MA in Applied Theology and teaches Sociology of Religion and Modern Theology at undergraduate level.

Robin Gill was appointed honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral in 1992. He was theological consultant to the 1998 Lambeth Conference and has been a member of advisory groups on both Theology and Medical Ethics for the Archbishop of Canterbury.

He is a member of the BMA Medical Ethics Committee and has been a member of the Medical Research Council’s Stem Cell Steering Committee, President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics and Chair of British Sociological Association’s Study Group of Religion.



  • The Social Context of Theology (Mowbray, Oxford, 1975, pp.150, ISBN 0-264-66290-3)
  • Theology and Social Structure (Mowbray, Oxford, 1977, pp.153, ISBN 0-264-66463-9)
  • A Textbook of Christian Ethics (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1985 and revised 1995, pp.600, ISBN 0-567-29280-0),
  • The Myth of the Empty Church (SPCK, London, 1993, pp.335, ISBN 0-281-04643-3)
  • Churchgoing and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 1999, pp.277, ISBN 0-521-57828-0)
  • The ‘Empty’ Church Revisited [revised and updated version of The Myth of the Empty Church] (Ashgate, Aldershot, Hants, 2003, pp.256, ISBN 0-7546-3463-9)
  • Health Care and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006, pp.229, ISBN 0-521-85723-6)

Shorter Books and Essay Collections

  • Prophecy and Praxis (Marshall, Morgan and Scott, London, 1981, pp.143, ISBN 0-551-00918-7)
  • The Cross Against the Bomb (Epworth, London, pp.94, ISBN 0-7162-0403-7)
  • Beyond Decline (SCM Press, London, 1988, pp.146, ISBN 0-334-00097-1)
  • Competing Convictions (SCM Press, London, 1989, pp.180, ISBN 0-334-01908-7)
  • Christian Ethics in Secular Worlds (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1991, pp.159, ISBN 0-567-29198-7)
  • Moral Communities (Exeter University Press, 1992, pp.87, ISBN 0-85989-391-X)
  • Strategic Church Leadership with Derek Burke (SPCK, London, 1996, pp.96, ISBN 0-281-04901-7)
  • Moral Leadership in a Postmodern Age (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1997, pp.174, ISBN 0-567-08550-3)
  • Changing Worlds (T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2002, pp.174, ISBN 0-567-08875-8)

Edited Books

  • Theology and Sociology: A Reader (Chapman/Cassell, London, 1987 and revised 1996, pp.516, ISBN 0-304-33839-7)
  • Readings in Modern Theology (SPCK, London, and Abingdon, USA, 1995, pp.399, ISBN 0-281-04819-3)
  • Michael Ramsey as Theologian with Lorna Kendall (Darton, Longman and Todd, London and Cowley, Boston, 1995, pp.199, ISBN 0-232-52081-X)
  • Euthanasia and the Churches (Cassell, London, 1998, pp.136, ISBN 0-304-70352-4)
  • New Studies in Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, twenty-three monographs since 1992)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001, pp.290, ISBN 0-521-77918-9)
  • Reflecting Theologically on AIDS (Continuum, London and UNAID, Geneva, 2007, pp.208, ISBN 978-0-334-04002-6)

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