Speakers & Facilitators

Dr. Gerald McDermott

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 GodsThe New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the LandIsrael Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the LandCancer: 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.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary
  • B.S., North Dakota State University
  • B.A., University of Chicago

About CATCUSA

We are a community of evangelical Christians who believe that following Jesus with integrity means that our lives are formed by our love for God, the teaching of the Bible and a fearless life of discipleship in the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We believe that one of the first hallmarks of discipleship is love for both our own community and for our enemies. We wish to find Jesus at the center of everything we do and to make his life our life. Which means finding courageous love for Palestinian Arabs and Israeli Jews alike.

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