Rt Revd & Rt Hon Dr Rowan Williams is the McDonald Professor in Christian Theology at St Mellitus College. Rowan lectures on a range of subjects across the curriculum, including sessions in the systematic theology and church history modules, as well as contributing study days for our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan has taught theology in Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol and London, and was on the staff of Mirfield and Westcott House, before taking up his current work as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Rowan has published numerous books and articles over the years, including ‘Arius: Heresy and Tradition' (SCM Press, 2001), 'Why Study the Past' (DLT, 2005), 'Faith in the Public Square' (Continuum, 2012), and 'On Augustine' (Bloomsbury, 2016) to name but a few. He is married to Jane, an Assistant Dean at St Mellitus, and they have two children.
The position of McDonald Professor in Christian Theology is part of the McDonald Agape Foundation’s work to encourage distinguished scholars for Christ.