John Lennox


John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics (emeritus) at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science. He is also an adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, as well as being a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum. In addition, he is an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School, Oxford University, and teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme.

Prof Lennox studied at the Royal School Armagh, Northern Ireland and was Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University from which he took his MA, MMath and PhD. He worked for many years in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Wales in Cardiff, which awarded him a DSc for his research. He also holds a DPhil from Oxford University and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey. Prof Lennox was a Senior Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Wuerzburg and Freiburg in Germany.

In addition to over seventy published mathematical papers, he is the co-author of two research level texts in algebra in the Oxford Mathematical Monographs series. He is interested in the interface between science, philosophy and theology and his books on those topics include God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, and Gunning for God. His most recent title is Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism. Prof Lennox has lectured extensively in North America, Eastern and Western Europe on mathematics, the philosophy of science and the intellectual defence of Christianity. He has also debated a number of prominent atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer. (Website:

His hobbies include languages, amateur astronomy, bird-watching and some walking. John is married to Sally and they live near Oxford. They have three grown up children and seven grandchildren.

Articles / Broadcasts

  • The Man above the River

    Introductory Summary: Daniel’s story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out in captivity in Babylon with his....

    - December 1, 2017  |  Posted In: Just Thinking Article

  • Genesis 37 Q&A

    - May 12, 2017  |  Posted In: Just Thinking Broadcast

  • John Lennox: Water on Mars

    What of the discovery of water on Mars? What do the implications of possible life on other planets mean....

    - October 5, 2015  |  Posted In: Article

  • Live Stream: John Lennox at Rice University

    John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, is one of the leading thinkers in the area of faith....

    - September 24, 2015  |  Posted In: Article

  • Against the Flow

      The story of Daniel and his friends is a clarion call to our generation to be courageous; not to....

    - April 10, 2015  |  Posted In: Just Thinking Article