People List

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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Baker Nancy Sarah Lawrence College USA
Hood Pamela San Francisco State University USA
Biletzki Anat Quinnipiac College USA
Bogardus Tomás Pepperdine University USA
Finch Alicia Northern Illinois University USA
Hoffman Ann Northeastern Illinois University USA
Tan Peter Mount St. Mary's College California USA
Hockenbery Jennifer Mount Mary College USA
Gbotokuma Zekeh Morgan State University USA
Naraghi Arash Moravian College USA
Vahanian Noelle Lebanon Valley College USA
Kaye Sharon John Carroll University USA
Barad Judith Indiana State University USA
Kelahan Emily Illinois Wesleyan University USA
Lee Seung-Kee Drew University USA
Ekstrom Laura College of William and Mary USA
Weed Laura The College of St. Rose USA
Alwishah Ahmed Pitzer College USA
Carey Rosalind City University of New York, Lehman College USA
Best Felton Central Connecticut State University USA
Lascano Marcy California State University, Long Beach USA
Berliner Ann California State University, Fresno USA
Pawar Sheela California State University, Dominguez Hills USA
Morrissey Anne California State University, Chico USA
Saltzman Judy California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo USA
Niculescu Mihai Bradley University USA
Brown Claire Asbury University USA
Pathak Shubha American University USA
Zacharias Kristen Albright College USA
Boisclair Regina Alaska Pacific University USA
Stewart Melissa Adrian College USA
Hauerwas Stanley Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law Duke Divinity School USA
Perl Eric Professor of Philosophy Loyola Marymount University USA
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