Dr. John Lennox

John Lennox MA MA (Bioethics), PhD DPhil DSc is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green College. He is also Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum.

He is a native of Northern Ireland and went to school there. He was then Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College Cambridge, where he also attended the last lectures of C.S. Lewis, and then went to the University of Wales, Cardiff. During his twenty-six years there he spent a year at each of the universities of Wuerzburg, Freiburg (as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow), and Vienna and has lectured extensively in both Eastern and Western Europe, Russia and North America on mathematics, apologetics and the exposition of Scripture.

He has published over seventy peer-reviewed articles on mathematics and co-authored two Oxford Mathematical Monographs and has worked as a translator of Russian mathematics. He also speaks French and German.

In addition he teaches on Science and Religion in the University of Oxford and on Apologetics and Biblical Exposition at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is also involved in teaching on the Oxford University Programme for Executive Education at the Said Business School. He is the author of a number of books on the relations of science with religion and ethics, the most recent of which are: Informetika, (Budapest, Harmat-Keve, 2001); Hat die Wissenschaft Gott begraben? (Has Science buried God?, Brockhaus, 2002) (Spanish Clie 2003, Bulgarian 2005, Hungarian 2007). Worldview with Professor D.W. Gooding (2004, three volumes published both in Russian and Ukrainian). His most recent book is God’s Undertaker—Has Science buried God? (Lion-Hudson, Kregel 2007).

He has debated Professor Richard Dawkins in the “God Delusion Debate” organized by the Fixed-Point Foundation in Birmingham Alabama in 2007. He also debated Christopher Hitchens at the Edinburgh Festival and Dr Michael Shermer of Sceptic Magazine in Sydney, both in 2008. He has produced (again with Fixed-Point Foundation) a DVD titled Science and the God Question with Professor Alister McGrath and these DVD’s and some CD’s are available of his lectures at the Fixed Point Foundation.

During the Cold War he made repeated visits over twenty-five years to many of the Communist countries and since the collapse of communism has visited Russia repeatedly, speaking in universities and academies of science.

He teaches at many Christian conferences around the world, mainly expounding books of Scripture in what he calls ‘apologetic exposition’—that is, showing how Scripture engages with the big worldview questions that are being asked in contemporary society. He spoke at the Keswick Convention in the UK and New Horizon in Northern Ireland in 2008.

He has been married to Sally (for forty years) and they have three children and four grandchildren and live in the countryside near Oxford. His hobbies are languages, amateur bird-watching, and astronomy.

His web site is johnlennox.org.

Selected Publications