Niels Henrik Gregersen is an associate professor of systematic theology on the Faculty of Theology at the University of Aarhus and an ordained minister of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Denmark. He recently published an influential paper on complexity in the journal Zygon.
Dr. Gregersen graduated from the Haderslev Cathedral School and the University of Copenhagen where he earned his Ph.D. in 1987. He began his academic career as an assistant professor in ethics and philosophy of religion at Aarhus, and for the past six years, he has served as assistant pastor of the university’s Church of St. John in addition to teaching and writing.
The author of three books and more than fifty major articles in Nordic, German, and English, Dr. Gregersen serves as vice president of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology and as a member of the Theological Commission of the Church of Denmark’s Council on Inter-Church Relations. He is general editor of Studies in Science and Theology and systematic-theological editor of the Danish Journal of Theology, as well as a member of the editorial advisory board of Zygon and a member of the editorial council of Dialog: A Journal of Theology. A former member of the editorial board of the Danish publisher ANIS and currently co-editor of Complementa, a book series published by the University of Aarhus Press, he has inaugurated a new series, Issues in Science and Theology, which will be published in Scotland by T & T Clark and in the United States by W. B. Eerdmans. Since 1992, Dr. Gregersen has been a leader of the Danish Forum for Science and Theology.
He recently was awarded a Templeton Foundation research grant for exploring the constructive interaction of science and religion.