Dr. Kirk R. MacGregor

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion
McPherson College


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Kirk R. MacGregor is a historian of religion, theologian, and philosopher of religion. He earned his A.B. summa cum laude from Miami University, his M.A. with highest honors from Biola University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Dr. MacGregor is the author of four books—Luis de Molina: The Life and Theology of the Founder of Middle Knowledge (2015), A Comparative Study of Adjustments to Social Catastrophes in Christianity and Buddhism: The Black Death in Europe and the Kamakura Takeover in Japan as Causes of Religious Reform (2011), A Molinist-Anabaptist Systematic Theology (2007), and A Central European Synthesis of Radical and Magisterial Reform: The Sacramental Theology of Balthasar Hubmaier (2006). He is the co-editor of Perspectives on Eternal Security (2009) and a contributor to several academic reference works, including Milestone Documents of World Religions, World History Encyclopedia, and The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. The author of over twenty peer-reviewed journal articles, his scholarship has appeared in such prominent forums as the Harvard Theological Review, the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Church History and Religious Culture, Religious Studies and Theology, Philosophia Christi, the Westminster Theological Journal, Bibliotheca Sacra, and the Heythrop Journal.