Now Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, I am based in St Cross College, and Senior Research Fellow of Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford, which I directed for a time. I have also been Associate Scholar of the Religious Freedom Project, Georgetown University, Washington DC, and a member of the Centre of Theological Inquiry, Princeton New Jersey. From 2007-11, I was co-Director of a major interdisciplinary research project in Oxford on the cognitive science of religion and its philosophical implications, and was joint editor of a volume arising from the project, (The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion, Routledge,2014.) For many years I also co-edited the Ashgate Series of monographs on Science and Religion.
I have long played a leading role in national and international learned societies and been President of the Mind Association, Founding President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion, and President of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion. I was also instrumental in setting up the British Philosophical Association, representing all British philosophy, and became its first President.
I continue to pursue my interests in both the philosophy of science and the philosophy of religion, and the interaction between the two. My latest book, Faith, is published in Oxford University Press, Very Short Introductions (2022).
Selected publications (since 2011):
Equality, Freedom and Religion, Oxford University Press, 2012
Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Implications, Cambridge University Press 2014
Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics, Templeton Press, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania , 2015
Monotheism and Religious Diversity, Cambridge University Press (Elements Series), 2020
Faith; a Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press 2022
Link: Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford