Geoffrey Wainwright


Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright

E-mailgwainwright@div.duke.edu
AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708
Phone919-660-3400
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Robert Earl Cushman Professor, Duke University Divinity School

Dr. Theology, University of Geneva,
D.D., University of Cambridge,
B.D., University of Cambridge,
M.A., University of Cambridge,

Born in Yorkshire, England, and a cricket player in his youth, Geoffrey Wainwright studied in Cambridge, Geneva, and Rome. He is an ordained minister of the British Methodist Church, and after serving a circuit ministry in Liverpool during the heyday of the Beatles, he went for six years as a missionary pastor and teacher to Cameroon in West Africa. In the mid ’70s he taught Scripture and doctrine at The Queen’s College, Birmingham. In 1979 he moved to the United States, first to Union Theological Seminary, New York, where he held the Roosevelt chair of systematic theology, and then (in 1983) to Duke. He has devoted much of his energy to the cause of ecumenism, understood as unity in the truth of a gospel that is to be preached to the world. As a member of WCC Faith and Order, he played a leading part in the production of the Lima text on “Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry” (1982); and since 1986 he has co-chaired the dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Roman Catholic Church.
Geoffrey Wainwright has served as president of the international Societas Liturgica (1983-85) as well as of the American Theological Society (1996-97). He was honored by the publication of Ecumenical Theology in Worship, Doctrine, and Life: Essays Presented to Geoffrey Wainwright on his Sixtieth Birthday (Oxford



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