Religion is the centerpiece of my philosophical interests. While I am certainly intrigued by classical issues in philosophy of religion (e.g., the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil), my work is more focused on what one could call the "human" dimension of religion. What are the roots of religious beliefs and practices in human nature? How do modern conceptions of freedom, autonomy, and authenticity impact the ways that religion gets taken up philosophically? How does religion, in turn, influence the ways these ideas get articulated? How can religion be understood as a response to practical or existential (rather than purely theoretical) concerns? What difference does religion make to the way that modern philosophers have thought about the meaning and value of human existence? My work explores these questions by interrogating the work of important figures in various philosophical traditions spanning the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Most recently, I've also been thinking about what philosophers can learn from fiction.