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Dr Jonathan Hill

Public engagement

In addition to my research publications, I've published a number of books aimed at a general readership on church history, the history of theology, and philosophy of religion. Some of these have found their way onto academic courses in various institutions, both religious and secular, which is very gratifying - but their main purpose is to introduce these subjects to interested, non-specialist lay people. One thing I've tried to convey in my popular writing is just why the study of theology and philosophy of religion is so interesting. It's a chance to tell some great stories.

I have given talks on religious history to non-specialist audiences in Treadwell's, an independent bookshop in London. These include a four-part series on gnosticism and a seven-part series an ancient mystery cults, both in 2011.