Philip Clayton is Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology. He received the PhD from Yale University and previously held posts at Williams College and the California State University, as well as guest professorships at the University of Munich, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard University.

Clayton specializes in constructive Christian theology, the religion-science debate, comparative theologies, and the philosophy of religion. As P.I. of the “Science and the Spiritual Quest” program and as provost of Claremont Lincoln, an interreligious university, he has worked to expand these fields to include Muslim and Jewish scholars, the Dharma traditions of India, and to the religions of Southeast Asia.


Clayton has authored or edited several dozen books, most recently The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science; Religion and Science: The Basics (Routledge); and The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, Faith (Oxford).

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