Philip Almond is an historian of religious thought who has been engaged in the study of religion for over forty years. He has done so, not as a believer in any religion, but as an agnostic who is nonetheless committed to the belief that an understanding of religion and religions is crucial to our understanding of the past and the present. His most recent book is 'The Devil: A New Biography' (London and Ithaca: I B Tauris and Cornell University Press, 2014). His next book, 'The Afterlife: A History' will be published by I B Tauris and Cornell UNiversity Press in 2016.
Fellow of the Australan Academy of the Humanities