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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 seven members of staff, whose interests encompass 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. A similar number of postgraduates are also members.

The Centre is located in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. The School 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.

The School hosts a world-leading journal in philosophy of religion, Religious Studies: an international journal  for the philosophy of religion. The Editor of the journal is a member of the Centre. Cambridge University Press, which publishes the journal, funds a research studentship in philosophy of religion and editorial assistantship, held by a Leeds postgraduate.

As well as supporting the work of research students in philosophy of religion, members of the Centre also contribute to postgraduate teaching in Philosophy of Religion and the BA in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion.

The Centre has recently developed a distance learning MA in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.  The MA is open to students with a first degree in a relevant humanities or social science subject, and other applications will be considered where there is evidence of relevant background or experience.

The Centre hosts a fortnightly seminar in Philosophy of Religion. For more information about upcoming seminars please see our events page.