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S. Mark Heim

Samuel Abbot Professor of Christian Theology

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

Phone: Ext. 2370

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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, 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 (see 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

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.

INTE 742/THEO 606S [EL]: Baptist Theology and Polity
THEO 611F (01): Systematic Theology I
THEO 614 (01)S: Systematic Theology II
THEO 786/886W: Passion and Atonement
WREL 638F: Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam

Christ’s Death to End Sacrifice
Why Does Jesus’ Death Matter?
A Trinitarian View of Religious Plurality
The Pluralism of Religious Ends Dreams Fulfilled
The Depth of the Riches
Saved From Sacrifice
The Passion of the Christ - Reflections by S. Mark Heim
A Cross-section of Sin
Belonging to the Laity
The Future of the Cross
The Depth of the Riches
Many True Religions
The Visible Victim
Revelation by Translation
A Protestant Reflection