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Robert McKim

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Contact Information

Department of Religion
3092E FLB
707 S Mathews
M/C 166
Urbana, IL 61801
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Philosophy of Religion and Applied Ethics


Ph.D. Yale University, 1982
M.A. University of Calgary, 1977
B.A. Trinity College, Dublin, 1975

Highlighted Publications


Laudato Si and the Environment: Pope Francis' Green Encyclical. Edited by Robert McKim, Routledge, 2019. Laudato Si and the Environment.

McKim, Robert. On Religious Diversity. Oxford University Press, 2012. On Religious Diversity.

McKim, Robert. Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity. Oxford University Press, 2001. Religious Ambiguity and Religious Diversity.

Religious Perspectives on Religious Diversity. Brill, 2017. Religious Perspectives on Religious DiversityReview.

McKim, Robert. Religious Diversity and Religious Progress. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019. Religious Diversity and Religious Progress.

Climate Change and its Impacts: Risks and Inequalities (coedited with Colleen Murphy and Paolo Gardoni). Springer, 2018. Climate Change and its Impacts.

The Morality of Nationalism (co-edited with Jeff McMahan). Oxford University Press, 1997. The Morality of Nationalism.


McKim, Robert. "On Making Religious Progress." Current Controversies in Philosophy of Religion, edited by Paul Draper. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019, p. 27-42.

McKim, Robert. "Maintaining Neutrality While Teaching Religious Studies." Teaching Interreligious Encounters, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 65-78.

McKim, Robert. "The Future of Philosophy of Religion, the Future of the Study of Religion, and (even) the Future of Religion." Renewing Philosophy of Religion: Exploratory Essays, edited by Paul Draper, edited by John Schellenberg. Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 112-130.

McKim, Robert. "Environment and Ecology in Religions". International Encyclopedia of Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, p. 1644-1652.

McKim, Robert. "Berkeley on Private Ideas and Public Objects." Minds, Ideas, and Objects: Essays on the Theory of Representation in Modern Philosophy, edited by Phillip Cummins, edited by Guenter Zoeller. Atascadero, CA Wedgeview Press, 1992, p. 215-233.


McKim, Robert. "Abstraction and Immaterialism in Berkeley: Recent Interpretations." The Berkeley Newsletter, vol. 15, 1998, p. 1-13.


"Religious Diversity." Philosophy News, 2013.