Dr. Gerald McDermott retired in May 2021 after serving five years as the Anglican Chair of Divinity at Samford’s Beeson Divinity School. This followed 26 years of teaching undergraduates at Roanoke College in Virginia. McDermott has served as author, co-author or editor of 23 books. He has taught in the areas of history and doctrine, world religions, Anglican studies, and 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards at Beeson.
In retirement, McDermott has also contracted to finish “a big book” modeled after Edwards’ work, History of the Work of Redemption. It will be the eighth book in which he has written about or used the famous preacher as subject matter. His book, Theology of Jonathan Edwards, coauthored with Michael McClymond, won Christianity Today’s Top Book in Theology/Ethics award for 2013.
Dr. McDermott is an Anglican priest and the grandfather of 11 grandchildren.