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 fifty 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 book, 'The Afterlife: A History of Life After Death' has been published by I B Tauris and Cornell University Press in 2016. His book: 'God: A New Biography' was published by I B Tauris in 2018.
His latest book, 'The Antichrist: A New Biography' is in press with Cambridge University Press.
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