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Max Baker-Hytch


“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

Dr. Max Baker-Hytch is the Academic Consultant at OCCA. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2014. Afterwards, he held two postdoctoral research fellowships, one at Oxford (2014-15), and one at the University of Notre Dame. Separately to his role at OCCA, he is a member of the Faculty at Oxford University and Lecturer in Philosophy at Wycliffe Hall.

Max’s research interests mainly focus on the intersection of the philosophy of religion and epistemology. Max has published more than a dozen scholarly articles and book chapters on various topics within these fields, which can be accessed on his page (link below). He has recently published a book with Cambridge University Press entitled God and the Problem of Evidential Ambiguity. He has participated in several public debates on these topics, including on Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable show.

Max is happily married and has two daughters. For fun, Max is quite the musician and enjoys composing instrumental music on guitars and keyboards in his home studio:


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Are we cosmic accidents?

Max Baker-Hytch considers whether the fine-tuning and multiverse theories sufficiently explain the existence of the universe apart from God

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When do coincidences become ‘God-incidences?’

Is it possible that religious experience can count as more than just confirmation bias?

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Why would God allow pandemics?

Many momentous world events hold our attention a few days but don’t really change our daily lives much thereafter. The…

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