S. Mark Heim

 S. Mark Heim

AddressAndover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 2459

Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, Andover Newton Theological School

B.A., Amherst College,
M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School,
Ph.D., Boston College, Department of Theology/Andover Newton Theological School,

Mark Heim is deeply involved in issues of religious pluralism, Christian ecumenism and the relation of theology and science. He is author of Salvations: Truth and Difference in Religion, The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends and, most recently, Saved From Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross (Eerdmans, 2006). He has taught, studied and lectured in India, Israel, China, Europe, Malaysia, Thailand and the Fiji Islands.

His course on the relation of science and theology won a Templeton Foundation award in 1998 as one of the 12 outstanding courses that have been developed in this field. He received a Pew Evangelical Scholars Research Fellowship in 1997-98. He is one of the keynote speakers in a national series of conferences on nonviolent atonement (see http://www.preachingpeace.org/ohio_NVA.htm). He also has been selected to serve on the core instructional faculty of an AAR program of summer seminars for seminary and university professors on Theologies of Religious Pluralism and Comparative Theology (see http://www.aarweb.org/Programs/Summer_Seminars/About/staff.asp).

An ordained American Baptist minister and former pastor of a New Hampshire church, Heim has served as chair of the American Baptist Churches Committee on Christian Unity and represents his denomination on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council and World Council of Churches. He came to Andover Newton in 1982.

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