Rev Prof Andrew McGowan


The Rev Professor Andrew McGowan is a Minister of the Church of Scotland and Professor of Theology in the University of the Highlands and Islands. He was appointed Principal of Highland Theological College UHI at its inception in 1994 and served until 2009. He is now Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology, whose office is in HTC.

Professor McGowan is Vice Chairman of the World Reformed Fellowship and serves as Chairman of its Theological Commission. He is President of the Scottish Evangelical Theology Society and is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship.


Professor McGowan’s main publications are: The Federal Theology of Thomas Boston (Carlisle: Paternoster, 1997); Always Reforming: Explorations in Systematic Theology, Editor, (Leicester: IVP, 2006); The Divine Spiration of Scripture: Challenging Evangelical Perspectives (Nottingham: Apollos, 2007); The Person and Work of Christ: Understanding Jesus (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2012); and Adam, Christ and Covenant (London: Apollos, 2016).

He has also written numerous chapters for symposia and festschriften and contributed articles to the following dictionaries and encyclopaedias: New Dictionary of Theology (Leicester: IVP, 1988); Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992); Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993); The New Lion Handbook to the Bible (Oxford: Lion Publishing, 1999); The Dictionary of Historical Theology (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000); The New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004); Dizionario di Teologia Evangelica (Marchirolo, Varese: Edizioni Uomini Nuovi, 2007); New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic (London: IVP, 2016). The Oxford Handbook on Divine Revelation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021).

Research Supervision:

He has supervised fourteen PhD students and two MPhil students to completion.


He served as External Examiner for taught degree programmes at Oak Hill Theological College, London (2003-2007) and examined PhD candidates at Queen’s University, Belfast; Middlesex University; the University of Edinburgh; the University of Wales: Lampeter; the University of the North West (Potchefstroom, South Africa); and, as internal examiner, the University of the Highlands and Islands. Served as subject specialist on the quinquennial review team at Queen’s University Belfast in 2008.

Rev Prof Andrew McGowan