Peter Harrison

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Intellectual History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Science and Religion


  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
  • Member,  International Society for Science and Religion
  • Affiliate Member, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland



  • Science without God? Historical Perspectives on Scientific Naturalism, edited with Jon Roberts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).
  • Narratives of Secularization (London: Routledge, 2017).
  • The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015), pp. xiii +300.  (62 Reviews). Chinese, 科学与宗教的领地 tr. Butian Zhang (Commercial Press, 2016); Portuguese, Os Territórios da Ciência e da Religião, tr. Djair Filho (Viçosa: Ultimo, 2017); Greek and Spanish translations forthcoming.
  • Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011), edited with Ronald Numbers and Michael Shank.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Portuguese, Ciência e Religião, tr. Eduardo Rodrigues da Cruz (São Paulo: Editora Santuário / Idéias & Letras, 2014), Spanish, Cuestiones de Ciencia y Religión, tr. Ignacio Silva (Madrid: Loyola Grupo de Comunicación, 2017).
  • The Fall of Man and the Foundations of Science (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Greek, Η Πτώση και η ανάδυση της Eπιστήμης, tr. Constantine Takis (Thessalonki:Torque, 2016), Chinese translation forthcoming.
  • The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science (Cambridge University Press, 1998), Chinese translation (Commercial Press, forthcoming, 2019).
  • ‘Religion’ and the Religions in the English Enlightenment (Cambridge University Press, 1990).