Research & Scholarship


B.A., M.A. (Manitoba) Ph.D. (Adelaide).

Awards & Honors

  • Commonwealth Scholarship to Australia, 1970-73.
  • Invited lecturer, Lublin Catholic University, April 2002.
  • St. Francis Xavier University, September 2002.

Recent Publications

Intuitive Knowing as Spiritual Experience. Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming September 2015)

Finite Spirits as Theoretical Entities,” Religious Studies, 40 (2004): 341-50.

Religious Experience, Cognitive Science, and the Future of Religion, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science, pp. 502-22, ed. Philip Clayton and Zachary Simpson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Visions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to Today. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Critical Reflections on Christic Visions, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Controversies in Science and the Humanities (Special Issue: Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps. Edited by Jensine Andresen and Robert K. C. Forman), 7 (2000): 119-44.

God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Faith. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Degrees of Hallucinatoriness and Christic Visions, Archiv für Religionspsychologie, 24 (2004): 201-22.

Visions and Appearances of Jesus


Analytic philosophy, philosophy of science and religion, religious experience, and philosophy and Christianity