Justin Barrett

Justin L. Barrett is Professor of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology, and Chief Project Developer for Fuller’s Office for Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives. Barrett previously taught in the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University, which he helped establish, and at the University of Michigan and Calvin College. He is author or editor of over 100 scholarly publications, mostly concerning the scientific study of religion. His books include Why Would Anyone Believe in God? (Altamira, 2004), Cognitive Science, Religion, and Theology: From Human Minds to Divine Minds (Templeton Press, 2011), Born Believers: The Science of Childhood Religion (Free Press, 2012), and The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion (with Roger Trigg, Ashgate, 2014). He is married to visual artist Sherry Barrett. The Barretts have two adult children.