The Centre for Philosophy of Religion aims to explore and promote research in philosophy of religion across a broad range of approaches and religious traditions.
It currently includes nine members of staff, whose interests span all the major themes in philosophy of religion, including metaphysics of Christian doctrine, religious epistemology, Indian philosophical and religious traditions, theodicy and evil, religion and ethics, religion and politics, and religious experience and the spiritual life.
The Centre is located in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, which provides a rich environment for cross-disciplinary research in the fields of philosophy and religion, drawing together the perspectives of philosophers, scholars of religion, theologians, and historians of science. The Centre’s work in the philosophy of religion forms part of this lively cross-disciplinary conversation.
We offer supervision and support to students undertaking research degrees in a wide range of topics in the area of Philosophy of Religion. Supervision is available for PhD, MPhil and Master by Research.
As well as supporting the work of research students in philosophy of religion, members of the Centre also contribute to modules and teaching in the field.
- Mikel Burley
- Simon Hewitt
- Chris Kenny
- Robin Le Poidevin
- Anastasia (Tasia) Scrutton
- Stefan Skrimshire
- Scott Shalkowski (Centre Director, from January to July 2019)
- Roger M. White
- Mark Wynn (Centre Director, Semester 2)
The Centre holds a fortnightly research seminar during term. Meetings take place alternate Thursdays in Botany House, room 1.03, 11:30 to 13:00.