Professor Chris Baker is Director of Research for the William Temple Foundation and William Temple Professor Religion and Public Life at the University of Chester.
He has written and researched extensively on the role and contribution of religion to public life in the UK and Europe and engages with a wide variety of perspectives: theology, political philosophy, critical human geography, sociology of religion and social policy. The themes of his work include ideas of spiritual and religious capital and the postsecular city. Recent published work includes Postsecular Cities – Space, Theory and Practice (Continuum, 2011) and A Philosophy of Christian Materialism – Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good (Ashgate 2015).
His next book will be entitled Postsecular Geographies – Re-envisioning politics, subjectivity and ethics (Routledge 2016). His current research project for the Arts and Humanities Research Council is entitled Re-imagining Religion and Belief for Public Policy and Practice.