Biography

Ian Alexander McFarland is Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

He holds degrees from Trinity College (Hartford), Union Theological Seminary (New York), the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Yale University, and Cambridge. He previously taught at the University of Aberdeen and the Candler School of Theology, where he was the inaugural holder of the Bishop Mack B. and Rose Stokes Chair of Theology and served as Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs.

McFarland’s scholarship focuses on contemporary articulations of Christian doctrine that attend both to the concerns of the catholic tradition, broadly conceived, and to the voices of Christians historically marginalised in that tradition.  His current research centres on Christology, with particular focus on the merits of the Chalcedonian definition over against post-Enlightenment alternatives.