Dr. Gerald McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL, begins the week by asserting God’s purpose of imprinting creation with messaging is to bring glory to himself, but only when his creatures find their greatest joy in seeing this beauty, namely God’s love.
W. H. Griffith Thomas Memorial Lectureship (Spring 2017)
- Typology in Creation
- General Revelation Throughout History
- Jonathan Edwards on Typology
- Types in History
Gerald R. McDermott joined the Beeson Divinity school faculty in 2015 as the Anglican Professor of Divinity, and teaches in the areas of history and doctrine. He is the author, co-author or editor of many books, including A Trinitarian Theology of Religions(with Harold Netland), Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods, The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land, Israel Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the Land, Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and their Families, and Famous Stutterers. His academic research focus has been three-fold: Jonathan Edwards, Christian understandings of other religions, and the meaning of Israel. As a renowned Edwards scholar, McDermott has produced six books on Edwards; his Theology of Jonathan Edwards (coauthored with Michael McClymond) won Christianity Today’s 2013 award for Top Book in Theology/Ethics. Before coming to Beeson, he was the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College since 2008 and on faculty since 1989. An Anglican priest, he is associate pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church, and is married to Jean. Together they have three sons and ten grandchildren.