Mark Vernon is a journalist, author and broadcaster. He has degrees in physics and theology, and a PhD in philosophy. He writes regularly for the Guardian, TLS, Church Times, Tablet and other publications. His last short series for BBC Radio 4 was entitled ‘In Doubt We Trust’. He is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London.

His books include How To Be An Agnostic (Palgrave Macmillan), The Meaning of Friendship (Palgrave Macmillan), and Wellbeing (Acumen). He is also the editor-in-chief of the Chambers Dictionary of Beliefs and Religions. His next book, due out in May 2012, is The Big Questions: God (Quercus).

He is currently writing on the theme of embodied cognition with the psychology and religion research group in the University of Cambridge.

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