On Thursday 7th March 2019, the first Theology Lecture by Euan Grant , Gifford Fellow at the University of St Andrews was held in the Vicars’ Hall on “What difference does God make? On the need for theology”.


Following study in Oxford and brief church experience in London, Euan’s work in St Andrews has looked from a variety of perspectives at the theme of original sin in Christian anthropology. Continually inspired by the clarity, vigour, and hidden depths of mediaeval attempts to understand the faith, he has worked on the difficult scientific aspects of the doctrine in the modern world, as well as completing a doctoral project on original sin in the perspective of ancient problems of nature and grace. Euan believes that academic theology finds its vocation in supporting distinctively Christian responses to intellectual, cultural, and political questions as well as in opening the eyes of modern Christians to the deep heritage of meditation on the faith. He is an active participant in the liturgical life and governance of All Saints Church, St Andrews within the Scottish Episcopal Church, and maintains an interest in literary science fiction and debates about our technological future.