Professor Douglas Davies FBA
The anthropology and sociology of ritual, symbolism, belief, and emotions. Mormonism; mortality, and funerary practices of burial and cremation. The theology of death. The relationship between anthropology and theology
Professor in the Study of Religion, and Director of the Centre for Death and Life Studies, Durham University
Professor Garth Fowden FBA
Intellectual currents and imperial horizons in the first millennium CE, from Augustus to Avicenna, Central Asia to the Atlantic. Emergent Islam in its late antique context
Professor Alec Ryrie FBA
Alec Ryrie is a historian of Protestant Christianity in general and of religion in early modern England and Scotland in particular. He is interested in the cultural, social, political and emotional history of religion, and has written on subjects including faith and doubt; martyrdom, violence and religious warfare; magic and deception; moderation and radicalism; childhood religious experience; and liturgy and prayer, formal and informal. He is currently researching the early history of global Protestant missions. He is co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History and (in 2019-20) president of the Ecclesiastical History Society. He is also a licensed Reader in the Church of England.