Clayton, Philip

Philip Clayton


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Philip Clayton is a philosopher and theologian specializing in the entire range of issues that arise at the intersection between science and religion. He is the dean of the Claremont School of Theology and provost of Claremont Lincoln University. He also holds the Ingraham Chair at the Claremont School of Theology. He has a joint doctorate in religious studies and philosophy from Yale University, and in addition to a variety of named lectureships, he has held visiting professorships at the University of Cambridge, the University of Munich, and Harvard University. His books and articles address the cultural battle currently raging between science and religion. Rejecting the scientism of Richard Dawkins and friends, he argues, does not open the door to fundamentalism; instead, a variety of complex and interesting positions are being obscured by the warring factions whose fight to the death is attracting such intense attention today. He has drawn on the resources of the sciences, philosophy, theology, and comparative religious thought to develop constructive partnerships between science and religion.