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Trevor A. Hart

Professor of Divinity

Trevor HartTrevor Hart teaches and publishes in Christian doctrine and systematic theology. He is interested in the contemporary reformulation of the Christian tradition and the engagement of Christian theology with other disciplines, notably philosophy and literature.

Trevor Hart's teaching areas include: systematic and historical theology; philosophical theology; theology and imagination; theology and art/literature; theology of Karl Barth; modern christology; God in Biblical and Christian theology.


B.A. (Durham)

Ph.D. (Aberdeen)


Professor Hart's research interests lie chiefly in modern theology, and he is the author of a number of books including:

  • The Waiting Father: Thomas Erskine of Linlathen (St Andrew Press, 1993),
  • Justice the True and Only Mercy:Essays on the Life and Theology of Peter Taylor Forsyth (T & T Clark, 1995),
  • Faith Thinking: the Dynamics of Christian Theology (SPCK/IVP 1995),
  • Hope Against Hope: Christian Eschatology in Contemporary Context (with Richard Bauckham, Eerdmans/DLT 1999),
  • Regarding Karl Barth: Toward a Reading of His Theology (Paternoster 1999/IVP 2000),
and General Editor of the recently published Dictionary of Historical Theology (Paternoster/Eerdmans 2000).

Since his arrival in St Andrews, Professor Hart's research has focused chiefly on the nature and roles of human imagining. He has lectured widely on this theme within the UK and North America, and is currently working on a book which will explore the claim that imagination may be a primary locus of God's redemptive action in human lives.

Contact details

Trevor A. Hart
Professor of Divinity

St Mary's College
The School of Divinity
University of St Andrews
South Street
St Andrews
Fife KY16 9JU
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: + 44 (0)1334 462864
Fax: + 44 (0)1334 462852

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