Forum for Philosophy and Religion

Forum for Philosophy and Religion

(formerly known as the Centre for Philosophy and Religion)

The mission of the Forum is to draw attention to and support innovative research undertaken by scholars who employ the tools and methods of analytic philosophy to study religious ideas. Its research remit is thus located at the interface between analytic philosophy and the study of religion.

In seeking to promote research which applies this philosophical approach to religious ideas, the Forum is concerned not only with western theistic religious traditions but also with the religious and philosophical traditions indigenous to India and the Far East.

The Forum aims to facilitate discussion between scholars in the analytic tradition within Scotland, as well as those further afield. In publicising their work though events and on this website it seeks to raise awareness, both within and without the university, of the vital issues they address; issues that are of growing importance within the religiously diverse and multi-cultural environment of the 21st century.

While the Forum provides a meeting place and information point for those involved with analytic philosophical research on religious ideas, interdisciplinary collaborators are also welcome. Research students are also encouraged to become involved with the activities of the Forum and to use it to support their work in the field.

Currently the principal ongoing activity of the Forum is to host the biennial Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar - an international event showcasing work in progress in Philosophy of Religion. 

For further information, please email the Director: Victoria.Harrison@glasgow.ac.uk