Biography

Niels Henrik Gregersen is a professor in the faculty of theology at the University of Copenhagen. Gregersen earned his MA in Theology and his PhD from the University of Copenhagen At Aarhus University he was Assistant Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, Associate Professor in Systematic Theology , and Research Professor in Theology & Science.

Since 2004 he has been a full Professor of Systematic Theology, Copenhagen University, and since 2008 the co-Director of The Center for Naturalism & Christian Semantics", at Copenhagen University.

His primary research fields are contemporary theology, and science and religion. His list of publications contains more than 500 entries, including 4 books, 2 co-authored books and more than a dozen edited volumes.

Gregersen was a leader of the Danish Science-Theology Forum, Vice-President of The European Society for the Study of Science and Theology (ESSSAT), a founding Executive Committee member and trustee for the International Society of Science and Theology (ISSR). In 1999 he was elected as member of The Learned Society, Aarhus University, Denmark, and he served as its President in 2002 and 2003. Gregersen represented the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Denmark in The Lutheran World Federation and was chairperson of the board for the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg.

Gregersen has been a Fellow of Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton University, the J.K. John Russell Fellow at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, and a Boyle Lecturer. He has won several international research awards, among them a research award of 100.000 $ from the John Templeton Foundation for his work on the constructive interface between science & religion.

He lectures widely in Europe and the USA, and has been invited main speaker to major conferences in South Africa, Asia (China, Japan and South Korea), and in Australia. He writes both in English and German, and has been translated into Swedish, French, Russian, Romanian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.