Dr Guy Bennett-Hunter (BA, MA, PhD, FRSA)

Executive Editor, Expository Times


Dr Guy Bennett-Hunter is a philosopher specialising in existential phenomenology and philosophy of religion. He is the author of Ineffability and Religious Experience (2014), published by Routledge. He currently works as Executive Editor of the Expository Times, a leading international journal of religious studies, published monthly since October, 1889. Dr Bennett-Hunter's research interests are in the following areas: 

  • Ineffability
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Aesthetics


PhD, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, 2011

MA (with distinction), Philosophy, University of Durham, 2007

BA (Hons.), Philosophy and Theology, University of Durham, 2006

Responsibilities & affiliations

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Member of the Society of Authors


"This book is badly needed in a rather unusual sense because it attends to such a neglected topic. Philosophers have long concentrated on linguistic forms in a way that  has isolated language from the rest of life, and this isolation has increasingly obscured for them the vast range of things that cannot be spoken. During the last century, too, English-speaking analytic philosophy has carried this isolation to disastrous lengths on various topics, but above all in the philosophy of religion. Bennett-Hunter is not the first philosopher to try and map this distracted field, but he is remarkable in the width of his approach and his sympathetic approach to the highly various thinkers whom he invokes to illuminate it." —Mary Midgley


Articles discussing the book:

'Ineffability and Religious Experience: A Symposium' appeared in  Philosophia, 44.4 (2016): 1247–1287:

Selected Journal Articles and Essays

  • ‘The Imagination in the Travel Literature of Xavier de Maistre and its Philosophical Significance’, in Garth Lean, Russell Staiff and Emma Warterton (eds.), Travel and Imagination (Oxford: Routledge, 2014), 75–88.

Book Reviews

  • ‘Review: Ineffability: An Exercise in Comparative Philosophy of Religion, ed. T. D. Knepper & L. E. Kalmanson’, Expository Times, 129.6 (2018): 273 [read online].