Elizabeth Burns was Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Heythrop College, University of London from 2003-2008 and lectures in Philosophy of Religion.


She has a BD (specialising in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics) from King’s College London, and a PhD from Queens’ College, Cambridge. She was a Lecturer in Religious Studies at Suffolk College, Ipswich from 1992 until she came to Heythrop in 1999. From 2000-2003 she was the Course Director for the University of London BD for External Students.[1]

She currently teaches an intercollegiate Philosophy of Religion course for the University of London MA Philosophy, and also teaches Interpreting Religious Language, and conducts the seminars and tutorials for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics students.


Her publications include:

  • 'Michael Martin on Divine Omniscience', Think 10 (Summer 2005).
  • 'Religion Without 'Superstition'? A Realist View', Dialogue 24 (April 2005).
  • ‘Transforming Metaphysics? Revisioning Christianity in the Light of Analytical Philosophy’, in Faith and Analysis: A Critical Look at the Impact of Analytical Philosophy on the Philosophy of Religion eds. Harriet A. Harris and Christopher Insole (Farnborough: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2005).
  • Religious Language Subject Guide (London: External Publications, University of London, 2004, second edition).
  • ‘Philosophy of Religion’, in Philosophy for AS and A2, Elizabeth Burns and Stephen Law (eds) (London: Routledge, 2004).
  • Review of Philosophy: Key Themes and Philosophy: Key Texts, Julian Baggini (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), Think, Spring 2004, 103-105.
  • Philosophy of Religion Subject Guide (London: External Publications, University of London, 2003, second edition).
  • Buddhism Subject Guide (London: External Publications, University of London, 2002).
  • The Church to AD461 Subject Guide (London: External Publications, University of London, 2000).
  • ‘Iris Murdoch and the Nature of Good’, Religious Studies 33 (1997), 303-313.
  • A review of The God Delusion[2]

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