- Tutor in Philosophy, University of Oxford
Max joined Wycliffe Hall in 2016 having completed a D.Phil. in Philosophy at Oxford University in 2014 with a dissertation which examined the philosophical implications of recent accounts of the causal origins of religious belief. He subsequently went on to hold a postdoctoral research fellowship at Oxford as part of the Templeton-funded 'New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology' project. He then held a research fellowship at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion, before returning to Oxford. Max's research interests lie at the intersection of analytic philosophy of religion and epistemology, and he has published on such topics as divine hiddenness, religious diversity, etiological challenges to moral and religious beliefs, the nature of rationality and knowledge, and methodological issues concerning the emerging field of analytic theology.