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S. Mark Heim
Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology


(617) 831-2370


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

curriculum vitae


Mark Heim is deeply involved in issues of religious pluralism, Christian ecumenism and the relation of theology and science. He is the author of Salvations: Truth and Difference in Religion (1995), The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends (2000) 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, and a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology for 2009-2010. He is one of the keynote speakers in a national series of conferences on nonviolent atonement. He also was 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.

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.

Primary course areas:
Christian Theology
World Religions
Religion and Science

See the Andover Newton course schedule for current course offerings.

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