Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

Peter Harrison

University of Queensland

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Peter Harrison is a Research Professor and the Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland in Australia. Previously, Harrison taught history and philosophy at Bond University in Australia and was the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre at the University of Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Queensland and a D.Litt from Oxford, and he is a senior research fellow at Oxford’s Ian Ramsey Centre.

Harrison is the author or editor of six books. His first book, ‘Religion’ and the Religions in the English Enlightenment, traces the roots of the discipline of comparative religion back to the Enlightenment. The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science establishes a link between the rise the modern science and the Protestant approach to interpreting texts . The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science demonstrates the religious underpinnings of scientific knowledge and inquiry. His newest book is Religion, Science and Modernity.