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This page lists recognized philosophers of religion, some active, some retired, some deceased. Basic institutional and biographical information is included. Follow the link for more information about each person. If you see someone missing, add their information on the “Add Person” page and your submission will be reviewed for inclusion on this list. You can search the list and sort on several key fields.

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Boutin Maurice McConnell Professor of Philosophical Theology and Philosophy of Religion McGill University Canada More Info hermeneutics; language and theories of religion; philosophy and theology of history; contemporary religious movements
Gillespie Michael Professor and Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor of Political Science Duke University US
Taylor Charles Emeritus Professor McGill University Canada
Milbank John Professor in Religion, Politics and Ethics, Faculty of Arts University of Nottingham UK
Nasr Seyyed University Professor The George Washington University US
Willis Andre Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion Yale Divinity School USA More Info
Williams Thomas Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Professor of Philosophy University of South Florida USA More info medieval philosophy and theology; philosophy of religion
Woell John Assistant Dean Lloyd International Honors College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro USA More Info American pragmatism; religion in American public life; theories of truth; relationship between belief and action; meaning in religious language
Zagzebski Linda George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Philosophy University of Oklahoma USA More Info philosophy of religion; epistemology; ethics
Zeis John Proffesor of Philosophy Canisius College USA More info philosophy of religion; theory of knowledge and epistemology; ethics
Ward Keith Professor Emeritus of Divinity University of Oxford United Kingdom More info concepts of God; the idea of revelation; method in theology; doctrines of Incarnation and Trinity; religion and science; inter-religious dialogue; Christianity in the context of world religions
Warfield Ted Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame USA More info philosophy of mind; epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of religion; applied ethics
Westphal Merold Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Fordham University USA More Info continental philosophy; continental philosophy of religion; political philosophy; aesthetics; Augustine and Spinoza; political theory; Eastern traditions
Wetzel James Chair of St. Augustine and Professor of Philosophy Villanova University USA More Info Augustine and Platonism; moral psychology; metaphysics of evil; mysticism and mythology; Roman philosophy; modern philosophy and the cogito; Wittgenstein
Wiebe Phillip Professor of Philosophy Trinity Western University Canada More info analytic philosophy; philosophy of religion; religious experience; philosophy and Christianity
van Inwagen Peter John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame USA More info metaphysics; philosophical theology; philosophy of religion
Vedder Ben Professor of Metaphysics and Philosophy of Religion; Dean of the Faculty of Theology Radboud University Netherlands More info Heidegger; hermeneutics; philosophy of religion
Wagoner Zandra Associate Professor of Religion and Founding Program Chair University of La Verne USA More Info women in religion; feminist theology; feminist and queer theories
Wainwright William Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee USA More Info philosophy of religion; 17th and 18th century philosophical theology (especially John Edwards)
Walker Mark Lecturer in Philosophy University of Birmingham UK More info philosophy of mind; metaphysics; Kant's moral philosophy; Schopenhauer and Spinoza; philosophy of religion
Tracy Thomas Phillips Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Bates College USA More Info philosophy of religion; theology; applied ethics (particularly morality of warfare)
Trigg Roger Emeritus Professor of Philosophy (University of Warwick); Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre University of Oxford UK More info cognitive science of religion and its philosophical implications; religious freedom; relationship between religion and science
van Huyssteen J. Wentzel James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science Princeton Theological Seminary USA More Info theology and science; religion and scientific epistemology
Taliaferro Charles Professor and Chair of Philosophy St. Olaf College USA More info philosophy of religion; aesthetics; philosophy of mind; ideal observer theory; ethics
Trabbic Joseph Assistant Professor of Philosophy Ave Maria University USA More info Aquinus; continental philosophy; philosophy of religion; theology; analytic philosophy
Stump Eleanor Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy Saint Louis University USA More Info medieval philosophy; philosophy of religion; metaphysics
Sugirtharajah Sharada Senior Lecturer in Hindu Studies University of Birmingham UK More info representations of Hinduism in colonial and post-colonial writings; religious pluralism; Hindu diaspora; women's issues
Sullivan Meghan Assistant Professor of Philosophy University of Notre Dame USA More info metaphysics; philosophical logic; philosophy of religion; philosophy of time and modality
Sweet William Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Philosophy, Theology and Cultural Traditions St. Francis Xavier University Canada More Info ethical theory and applied ethics; political philosophy; the character of religious faith; relation of culture to philosophy; 19th and 20th century Anglo-American philosophy
Swinburne Richard Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion University of Oxford UK More info philosophy of religion; philosophy of science; philosophical arguments for the existence of God; epistemology; relationship between faith and reason
Soneson Jerome Associate Professor and Department Head of Philosophy and Religion Univeristy of Northern Iowa USA More Info theological ethics; philosophy of religion; process philosophy and theology; American pragmatism; environmental ethics
Soskice Janet Professor of Philosophical Theology University of Cambridge United Kingdom More info religious language and naming God; science and religion; form and content in theological writing; symbolics of gender; metaphysics of scripture
Stone Jerome Professor Emeritus of Philosophy William Rainey Harper College USA More Info religious naturalism; American philosophy of religion
Smith Robert Managing Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies Brigham Young University USA More Info
Smith James Professor of Philosophy Calvin College USA More Info philosophical theology; continental philosophy of religion; philosophy of the social sciences; hermeneutics; philosopohy and liturgy; philosophy, and the sciences; urban renewal; pentecostalism; philosophy and literature
Smith Martin Lecturer in Philosophy University of Glasgow Scotland More info epistemic justification; epistemic entitlement; the management of error risk; the epistemology of religious belief
Smith R. Scott Associate Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics Biola University USA More info emerging Church; postmodernism; ethics; moral knowledge; naturalism and knowledge; Husserl; phenomenology; philosophy of religion
Simmons J. Aaron Assistant Professor of Philosophy Furman University USA More Info 19th and 20th century European philosophy (especially existentialism and phenomenology); philosophy of religion; political philosophy; environmental philosophy; ethics
Sinha Shalini Senior Teaching Fellow in the Study of Religions University of London UK More info Hindu, Jaina and Buddhist theories of self and no-self; philosophy of action and agency; Vaiśeṣika ethics and metaphysics; Jaina mysticism
Smick Jason Lecturer in Religious Studies Santa Clara University USA More info modern and postmodern religious thought; phenomenology of religion; role of deism and atheism in construction of secular society; religion and science
Smid Robert Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion Curry College USA More Info
Shults F. LeRon Professor of Theology and Philosophy University of Agder Norway More Info philosophy; theology; cognitive science of religion
Šerpytytė Rita Professor of Religious Studies Vilnius University Lithuania More info philosophy of religion; nihilism and secularization; Western philosophy; nihilism and faith
Sessions William Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Washington and Lee University USA More Info philosophy of religion; concept of honor; Hume; Kant; Chinese philosophy; John Rawls
Shakhnovich Marianna Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy of Religion Saint-Petersburg State University Russia More info history of religions; ancient Greek and Rome; comparative religion; methods and theory in religion; history of philosophy of religion
Schmidt Thomas Professor of Catholic Theology Goethe University Germany More info philosophy of religion; political philosophy; discourse theory; German Idealism; epistemology of religious beliefs; Hegel's philosophy of religion; pragmatism in philosophy of religion
Schuurman Henry Associate Professor of Philosophy King's University College Canada More info philosophy of religion; problem of evil; Friedrich Nietzsche; Dostoevsky’s version of the problem of evil in the Brothers Karamazov; René Girard’s mimetic theory of desire and the problem of violence
Schwöbel Christoph Chair of Systematic Theology and Fundamental Theology and Philosophy of Religion University of Tübingen Germany systematic theology; philosophy of religion; religious dogmatism; history of theology; dialogue between religions
Ramal Randy Adjunct Faculty of Philosophy of Religion Claremont Graduate University USA More Info philosophy of religion; history of philosophy; ethics; metaphysics; analytic philosophy; pragmatism; Wittgenstein; Whitehead; world religions; religious and secular ethics; hermeneutics of religion;religious pluralism
Raposa Michael Department Chair and Professor of Religion Studies Lehigh University USA More Info modern Western religious thought; philosophy of religion
Rea Michael Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of the Center for Philosophy of Religion University of Notre Dame USA More Info metaphysics; philosophy of religion; philosophical theology; ancient philosophy; applied ethics; epistemology
Richter Cornelia Professor of Systematic Theology University of Bonn Germany More info systematic theology; philosophy of religion; cultural studies and sociology of religion
Quilter John Lecturer in Philosophy Australian Catholic University Australia More Info ancient thought; metaphysics; philosophy of religion; moral philosophy; philosophy of science
Poulsom Martin Professor of Philosophy and Theology University of London England More info creation and the structure of theological discourse; Edward Schillebeeckx; science and religion; atheism and theism; theology of religious life; aspect theory; nature and grace
Power William Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Historical, Systematic, and Philosophical Theology University of Georgia USA More Info historical theology; systematic and philosophical theology; philosophy of religion
Provenzola Thomas Professor of Philosophy and Theology Liberty University USA More Info religious epistemology; philosophy of religion; philosophical theology
Pust Joel Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Delaware USA More Info a priori justification; intuitions in philosophical inquiry; confirmation theory and indexical belief
Potts Michael Professor of Philosophy Methodist University USA More Info philosophy of religion; medical ethics
Pickstock Catherine Reader in Philosophy and Theology University of Cambridge United Kingdom More info theories of religious languag and its implications for linguistics; postmodern re-interpretation of premodern theology; Platonic interactions with the Biblical faiths
Plantinga Alvin John A. O'Brien Professor Emeritus of Philosophy University of Notre Dame USA More Info epistemology; metaphysics; philosophy of religion
Peters Karl Professor Emeritus of Religion Rollins College USA More Info science and religion; the concept of God and evolution; epistemology of science and religion; world religions and the environment; religion and medicine
Penner Myron Associate Professor of Philosophy Trinity Western University Canada More info epistemology (criteria for knowledge and rational belief); metaphysics (concepts necessary for understanding of reality); philosophy of religion; ethics; philosophy of science; logic; early modern philosophy
Peppers-Bates Susan Associate Professor of Philosophy Steston University USA More Info early modern and feminist philosophy; philosophy of religion
Perkins Sylvia Scholar in Residence Steston University USA More Info Kierkegaard studies; feminist philosophy; modern philosophy; philosophy of the Passions
Oppy Graham Monash University Australia More Info
Pawl Timothy Assistant Professor of Philosophy University of St. Thomas USA More info contemporary metaphysics; Thomistic philosophy; philosophy of religion; epistemology; logic
Newlands Samuel Associate Professor in Philosophy University of Notre Dame USA More info early modern philosophy; metaphysics; philosophy of religion
O'Connor Timothy Professor of Philosophy Indiana University, Bloomington USA More info metaphysics; philosophy of mind; philosophy of religion
Oliver Simon Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology University of Nottingham United Kingdom More info Christian doctrine of creation; the influence of Plato and Aristotle on Christian theology; Thomas Aquinas; theology and science; continental and analytic philosophy of religion
Kuipers Ronald Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religion The Institute for Christian Studies Canada More info religion in the public sphere; faith and reason; social and political implications of religion; religious pluralism; philosophy of religion; religion and the Enlightenment; religion and critical theory; religious language
Naimo Joseph Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics University of Notre Dame, Australia Australia More Info metaphysics; process philosophy; ethics; philosophy of mind; philosophy of science; comparative religious studies; human communication
Nagasawa Yujin Professor of Philosophy University of Birmingham UK More info philosophy of religion; the problem of evil; science and religion; philosophy of mind; phenomenal consciousness; semantic externalism; applied philosophy
Muray Leslie Professor of Philosophy and Religion Curry College USA More Info environmental ethics; religion and science; life,death,and philosophy; social and political philosophy; religion and ecology
Mulhall Stephen Professor of Philosophy University of Oxford United Kingdom More info Wittgenstein; post-Kantian philosophy (especially Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger); post-analytic philosophy; ethics; philosophy of religion; philosophy and literature; philosophy and film
Moxter Michael Professor of Systematic Theology University of Hamburg Germany More info theology and law; Schleiermacher; systematic theology and philosophy; phenomenology of visual imagery; 19th and 20th century philosophy of religion
Morriston Wes Professor of Philosophy of Religion Colorado University, Boulder USA More Info metaphysics and epistemology; philosophy of religion; existentialism
Moore Andrew Professor of Theology and Religion University of Oxford UK More info philosophical theology; contemporary Christian doctrine; the relationship between (the history and philosophy of) science and theology; Patristic doctrine
Mjaaland Marius Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Systematic Theology University of Hamburg Germany More info systematic theology; ethics; philosophy of religion; Church and society; Kierkegaard
Michalson Gordon Professor of Humanities New College of Florida USA More Info Western religious thought from the Enlightenment to the present
Meeker Kevin Associate Professor of Philosophy Univeristy of South Alabama USA More Info epistemology; early modern philosophy; philosophy of religion; metaphysics; ethics; logic; philosophy of science
Jonkers P.H.A.I. Professor of Philosophy Tilburg University Netherlands More info philosophy of religion; metaphysics; philosophy of culture; history of modern philosophy (especially Hegel and his contemporaries)
McLean Murdith Professor Emeritus of Philosophy University of Victoria Canada More info philosophy of religion; biomedical ethics; critical thinking
McLean Graeme Lecturer in Philosophy Charles Sturt University Australia More Info applied ethics; theory of knowledge; philosophy of religion
McKaughan Daniel Assistant Professor of Philosophy Boston College USA More info philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; epistemology; philosophy of religion
McCarthy Vincent Professor of Philosophy Saint Joseph's University USA More Info Enlightenment; existentialism; continental philosophy; philosophy of religion
Martis John Professor of Philosophy Jesuit Theological College Australia More Info subjectivity,especially the possibility of a poststructural form,as it relates to religion
Martin Edward Professor of Philosophy and Department Co-Chair Liberty University USA More Info metaphysics; philosophy of religion; history of modern philosophy; evidential problem of evil; C. S. Lewis studies; astronomy and cosmology
Marion Jean-Luc Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology University of Chicago Divinity School USA More Info Greek and Latin patristics; the history of medieval and modern philosophy; aesthetics; and constructive theology; contemporary phenomenology
Malone-France Derek Associate Professor of Religion and Writing George Washington University USA More Info religion,political theory,and social thought; religion and contemporary American politics; religion,conflict,and peace; political dissent; philosophy of religion; metaphysics and epistemology
Mackinlay Shane Associate Professor of Philosophy Catholic Theological College Australia More Info epistemology; ethics; social and political philosophy; 20th century continental philosophy; phenomenology; hermeneutics; Jean-Luc Marion's "saturated phenomena;" philosophy of religion; aesthetics
Luck Morgan Associate Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Charles Sturt University Australia More Info philosophy of religion; metaphysics; ethics; epistemology
Lippitt John Professor of Philosophy University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom More info Kierkegaard; ethics (especially the virtues); philosophy of religion and theology; philosophy of love and friendship; philosophy of education; philosophy in psychotherapy
Krentz Arthur Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Luther College, University of Regina Canada More info Greek philosophy; philosophy of religion; existentialism; phenomenology
Leslie John Professor Emeritus of Philosophy University of Guelph Canada More info philosophy of science; philosophy of religion; metaphysics; ethics; philosophy of mind; existentialism; phenomenology
Le Poidevin Robin Professor of Metaphysics University of Leeds UK More info philosophy of religion; metaphysics; epistemology; perception, memory, perspectival representations; aesthetics
Larmer Robert Professor and Chair of Philosophy University of New Brunswick Canada More info philosophy of religion; interface between science and religion; philosophy of mind; applied ethics; the concept of miracles
Langtry Bruce Senior Fellow University of Melbourne Australia More Info philosophy of religion; metaphysics; theology; anthropology
Lamberth David Professor of Philosophy and Theology Harvard Divinity School USA More Info historical and contemporary treatments of religion in the pragmatic tradition; religious experience; the construction of the field of philosophy of religion in modernity
Kroeker P. Travis Professor of Religious Studies McMaster University Canada More Info philosophical theology; ethics; religion and political/social theory; religion and literature; political theology
Kreeft Peter Professor of Philosophy Boston College USA More info philosophy of religion; ethics; C.S. Lewis; philosophy in literature