Emily Qureshi-Hurst

emily qureshi hurst
Emily is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy at Oriel College and a Junior Research Fellowship at Pembroke College. Emily completed a D.Phil at the University of Oxford in Science and Religion (2021). Her thesis examined the theoretical support for a B-theory of time provided by special and general relativity, and re-interpreted Paul Tillich's doctrine of salvation in light of this metaphysical temporal model. Emily also holds a B.A in Philosophy and Theology (2016) and an M.St in Science and Religion (2018), both from the University of Oxford.  




Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. Salvation in the Block Universe: Time, Tillich, and Transformation. Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming in 2024). 

2022 Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2022) “God, Salvation, and the Problem of Spacetime.” Cambridge Elements in Problems of God. Cambridge University Press. 




Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2023) “The Many Worries of Many Worlds.” Zygon. 58(1) p.225-245 


Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2023) “Does God Act in the Quantum World?” Theology and Science. 21 (1): p.106-121 

2022  (2022) “Anxiety, Alienation, and Estrangement in the Context of Social Media.” Religious Studies. 58 (3): p.522-533 

Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2022). “Can Sinners Really Change? Understanding Personal Salvation in the Block Universe.” Zygon 57 (3). p.691-709 


Read, James & Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2021) "Getting Tense About Relativity." Synthese. 198: p.8103–8125 


Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2021) “Is Simplicity that Simple? An Assessment of Richard Swinburne’s Argument from Cosmic Fine-Tuning.” Theology and Science. 19 (4): p. 379-389 


Qureshi-Hurst, Emily & Bennett, Christopher. (2021) “Outstanding Issues with Robert Russell's NIODA concerning Quantum Biology and Theistic Evolution.” Zygon. 56 (1): p.75-95 


Qureshi-Hurst, Emily & Pearson, Anna. (2020) “Quantum Mechanics, Time, and Theology: Indefinite Causal Order and a New Approach to Salvation.” Zygon. 55 (3): p.663-684 


Qureshi-Hurst, Emily. (2020) “Quantum Mechanics and Salvation: a new meeting point for science and theology.” Toronto Journal of Theology. 36 (1): p.3-13 


Emily Qureshi-Hurst is a philosopher whose research focuses on the philosophical questions raised by interactions between science and religion, particularly physics and Christianity. Emily has written on issues in the philosophy of religion, the philosophy of time (including issues in special and general relativity, quantum mechanics, and temporal experience), the philosophy of physics, and the philosophy of social media.


I am available to teach tutorials in the following topics: Philosophy of Religion; Science and Religion, Further Studies in Science and Religion, Psychology of Religion, General Philosophy, Ethics and Practical Ethics.