Michael Sudduth (M.Phil., D.Phil., University of Oxford) is an analytic philosopher of religion by training, but he developed the heart of an eastern mystic through a unique spiritual journey, which led him from the Christian tradition to the Vaishnava traditions of India and the philosophy of Vedanta.

Dr. Sudduth’s specific areas of interest include:

  • the concept of God in the eastern and western religious traditions
  • arguments for the existence of God (so-called “natural theology”)
  • the nature of religious experience
  • Jungian psychology, especially its relation to eastern and western spiritual practices and concepts of the self
  • the philosophy of postmortem survival, with a focus on the concept of survival, philosophy of mind, and the analysis of empirical arguments for life after death
  • the relationship between Vaishnavism and Christian mysticism, and Vedanta and Christian philosophy


Michael Sudduth is a professor in the Philosophy Department and coordinator of the Religious Studies Program in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts at San Francisco State University.

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