Free to believe? A religous conscience in a secular society

Gaudium et Spes Lecture 2011 by Roger Trigg

    • Gaudium et Spes Lecture 2011 by Roger Trigg

      Roger Trigg is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, and a Senior Research Fellow of the Ian Ramsey Centre. A former Interim Director of the Centre, he was also co-Director of a two million pound interdisciplinary research project on religion and human nature at Oxford under the joint auspices of the Ian Ramsey Centre and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology.  Arising out of this, he was co-editor, with Dr Justin Barrett, of a volume on the philosophical and theological implications of this research. With the title, The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion, it was published in 2014 in the Ashgate series of monographs on science and religion edited for many years by him, and by Wentzel van Huyssteen of Princeton, and now published by Routledge.

      The Founding President of the British Society of Philosophy of Religion, he has also been President of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion, and was the first President of the British Philosophical Association, representing all British Philosophy. He is the author of many Philosophy books, the most recent (on the philosophical foundations of science) being Beyond Matter: Why Science Needs Metaphysics, (Templeton Press, 2015, paperback edition 2017). He has lectured widely on issues connected with religious freedom, for instance in both the United States and Russia. His most recent books on the subject are Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions ,( Cambridge University Press, 2014), and Equality, Freedom and Religion (Oxford University Press, 2012).