Gerald McDermott is a senior fellow at the CRCD and former Anglican Chair at Beeson Divinity School. He writes and speaks extensively in the areas of race, Christian history and doctrine, world religions, Anglican studies, Israel, and Jonathan Edwards. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books, including The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (with Michael McClymond), winner of Christianity Today’s 2013 award for Top Book in Theology/Ethics.

Prior to his role at Beeson, McDermott was the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College. An Anglican priest, he is teaching pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church in Hoover, Alabama.

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The Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy envisions democratic societies which affirm the essential role of religious convictions, peoples, and institutions in cultivating free and flourishing communities.

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To achieve our vision, the CRCD supports the creation and promotion of high quality scholarship at the intersection of religion, culture, and democracy. Our publications, programming, and resources affirm the importance of religion as a public good for strengthening social bonds and reinforcing foundational freedoms.