PSYCHOLOGY & RELIGION/SCIENCE & RELIGION
On moving to Cambridge I did some early work on psychology and religion in the context of the Epiphany Philosophers, and published a series of articles in their Journal Theoria to Theory. My first book on religion, The Psychology of Religious Knowing. written with Mark Williams and published in 1988, developed that work.
In 1994 I became the first holder of the Starbridge Lectureship in Theology and Natural Science in the University of Cambridge, a post endowed by the novelist, Susan Howatch. I held the post until retirement in 2013, becoming Senior Lecturer, and then Reader in Theology and Science. In 1994 I also became a Fellow of Queens’ College, until retirement in 2013.
As Starbridge Lecturer I continued to work on the interface of psychology and religion, but also broadened my interests to teach and publish on theology and science more generally. The Psychology and Religion Research Group, which I founded and led, covered three main areas:
The psychological study of religion
The dialogue between theology and psychology
Applied projects on the role of religion in the contemporary world
In retirement I continue to work actively in these areas in conjunction with the Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion, which I founded, and the International Society for Science and Religion, of which I am a Past President.
To view an updated list of my publications, please visit my blog site.