Douglas Hedley studied philosophy and theology at the Universities of Oxford and Munich. He has taught the philosophy of religion at Cambridge University since 1996 and has been a Fellow of Clare since 1998. He became Reader in 2009. He has taught in France and India. In the year 2013/2014 he will be a NDIAS Temple Fellow at Notre Dame University. His books include Coleridge, Philosophy and Religion (2000), Living Forms of the Imagination (2008) and Sacrifice Imagined (2011). The final volume of his trilogy on the religious imagination is entitled The Iconic Imagination and is due to be published in 2015.