Emeritus Professor in the History of Religious Thought, The University of Queensland

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 book 'The Devil: A New Biography' (London and Ithaca: I B Tauris and Cornell University Press, 2014) is now out in paperback. His next book, 'The Afterlife: A History' has been published by I B Tauris and Cornell University Press in 2016.

Experience

  • –present
    Professorial Research Fellow in the History of Religious Thought, The University of Queensland

Education

  • 1980 
    University of Adelaide, PhD

Honours

Fellow of the Australan Academy of the Humanities