Biography

Alan Torrance is professor of systematic theology at St Mary's College of the University of St Andrews. 

Torrance teaches and publishes in Christian doctrine and theology with particular respect to issues of personhood, political reconciliation and philosophical theology. Previously he lectured at King's College London from 1993–1998, where he was also Director of the Research Institute in Systematic Theology. He previously lectured at Knox Theological Hall and the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

He is part of the Torrance family of Scottish theologians. His uncle was the famous theologian Thomas F. Torrance, former Professor of Systematic Theology at New College, Edinburgh, who served as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1976. His father, J.B. Torrance was professor at Aberdeen and wrote the influential Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace. His cousin is Iain Torrance, former president of Princeton Theological Seminary, Pro-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen and Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland, and another former Moderator of the General Assembly. His uncle, Ronald Wallace, was Professor of Biblical Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary.