Dr John McDade
John McDade was Senior Lecturer and Principal of Heythrop College, University of London. He became interested in theology because of what he saw as the urgent question about the relationship between ‘the historical Jesus’ and the Christ proclaimed by the Church. His doctorate at the University of Edinburgh was on ‘Pre-existence Language in Christology’, and his interest spread from that to Trinity and Salvation which he taught for many years. It then extended to developing a new theology of Christian-Jewish relations. More recently, his attention has turned to the issue of contemporary atheism and how Christian theology is to engage modern unbelief in a dialogical way.