Philip Clayton is the dean of Claremont School of Theology (CST) and provost of Claremont Lincoln University. He also holds the Ingraham Chair at CST. Clayton earned a joint Ph.D. in religious studies and philosophy from Yale University and has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Munich. He has published over 20 books and hundreds of academic and popular articles.
Over the course of 25 years of teaching and researching, Clayton’s interests migrated gradually from philosophy through the science-religion debate to constructive theology. Clayton then moved into a variety of leadership positions in the international debate on the science-religion relationship, including principal investigator of the Science and the Spiritual Quest program. He has been an outspoken advocate for multicultural and multi-religious approaches to the field. Clayton has written or edited over a dozen books in this field and spoken on the topic on almost every continent. Recent works include Adventures in the Spirit, In Quest of Freedom, The Predicament of Belief (with Steven Knapp), and Religion and Science: The Basics.