Religious Studies

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Dr Peter Moore

Honorary Lecturer in Religious Studies



Dr Moore was born in 1945.  He was educated at the Stationers’ Company’s School in London and at the University of Sheffield, where he graduated in 1966 with an Honours degree in French, English and Philosophy.  He received a Diploma in Social Studies from the same University in 1967.  Between 1968 and 1972 he taught and studied at the University of Lancaster, writing a doctoral thesis in philosophy of religion under the supervision of the late Professor Ninian Smart. In 1973 he came to the University of Kent, where he pioneered the teaching of the newly developing discipline of Religious Studies. He has had wide experience both as external examiner and as subject reviewer at various UK universities and colleges of higher education. Dr Moore’s research interests include: mysticism and religious experience; religion and parapsychology (especially in relation to questions about survival); Indian religious thought (especially Buddhist); religion and art; issues relating to religious pluralism; and method and theory in the study of religions.

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Contributions to the following edited volumes:

  • The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Religions, ed. Lindsay Jones (2004)
  • Towards Metanoia: Essays Presented to A. K.Saran, ed. R.C.Tewari (2002)
  • Aspects of Religion: Essays in Honour of Ninian Smart, ed. Peter Masefield and Don Wiebe (1994)
  • Turning Points in Religious Studies, ed. Ursula King (1990)
  • Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis, ed. S. T. Katz (1978)
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Religious Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 04/08/2015