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David Cheetham

Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of Birmingham; Co-Director, Birmingham Centre for the Philosophy of Religion

David Cheetham is a philosophical theologian researching a range of topics including the relations between religions, contemporary philosophical theology, and theology and the arts. He is currently a Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for the Philosophy of Religion.

Following doctoral studies on the work of John Hick, Cheetham was a Research Assistant in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow. He has held a number of academic positions, including posts in theology and the philosophy of religion at the University of Worcester and Newman University College. In 1999, he was appointed as Lecturer in Theology and Inter-religious Relations at Birmingham University, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007, and Reader in Philosophical Theology in 2014. He was Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, and then Head of the School of Philosophy, Theology, and Religion. He was promoted to Professor in 2020.

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