Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison is an Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. Previously he was the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford and Director of Oxford’s Ian Ramsey Centre. He has published extensively in the area of intellectual history with a focus on the philosophical, scientific, and religious thought of the early modern period, and has written, more generally, on the historical relations between science and religion. Author of more than 100 articles and chapters, his six books include The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science (Cambridge 1998), The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science (Cambridge 2007), and The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion (Cambridge 2011). His most recent book, The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago 2015), is based on his 2011 Gifford Lectures and was awarded the 2015 Aldersgate Prize.