Professor Roger Trigg


Roger Trigg is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. From 2007-11 he was co-Director of a project, jointly with the Faculty of Anthropology, on the cognitive science of religion (The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion, Routledge, 2014, ed Roger Trigg and Justin Barrett), based in the Ian Ramsey Centre. In 2006-7 he was Interim Director of the Centre. He was Founding President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (1993-6), and President of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion (2008-10). He was the first President of the British Philosophical Association in 2003-4. The author of many books on central philosophical topics,  his recent concerns have included the issue of religion in public life, religious freedom, and problems concerning religious divrrsity. He has also written widely on science and religion. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, and has been a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey,  and also Associate Scholar of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center,  Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Research Area:

Science and Religion; Philosophical Theology

Research Interests:

Reason and Faith; Cognitive Science of Religion; Religion in Public Life; Freedom of Religion

Research Centres & Projects:

Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion


Former Editor of the Ashgate/Routledge Series on Science and Religion.


Interview in the Church Times

Publications & Research Outputs:

Equiality, Freedom and Religion ,Oxford U.P. 2012:

Reigious Diversity, Cambridge U.P. 2014,

Beyond Matter; Why Science Needs Metaphysics, Templeton Press, 2015:

Does Science Undermine Faith? S.P.C.K. 2018;

Monotheism and Religious Diversity, Cambridge U.P. 2020:

Faith, Oxford  U.P. - forthcoming

Select Publications